Explore the School's many research groups, across all faculties and departments.
Agriculture and Infectious Disease group
How does agriculture affect health? Besides its impact on diets and nutrition, changing agricultural landscapes and food systems can have major effects on the transmission of human infectious diseases. We study these interactions and welcome other LSHTM researchers and collaborators to join us in this exciting work.
Broadening the evidence base on HIV epidemiology for informing policy, strengthening the analytical capacity for HIV research, and fostering collaboration between network members.
Website dedicated to research on the African trypanosome, Trypanosoma brucei.
Anthropological Approaches to Global Health (AAGH)
The Anthropological Approaches to Global Health group (AAGH) brings together a team of medical anthropologists conducting innovative research into a variety of topical challenges in global health
Anthropology & Sociology Hub
We provide a forum for discussion, research dissemination, and building new research collaborations between researchers within LSHTM who associate themselves with these two disciplines.
Anthropology Politics and Policy Group (APP)
Bringing together a team of social scientists from a range of disciplines, including political science, social policy, anthropology and international relations, that research critical questions in global health, contributing to the field of health policy and systems research.
Arthropod Control Product Test Centre (ARCTEC)
World-leading independent test centre for consultancy, and the evaluation and development of arthropod pest control technologies.
Behaviour Centred Design
A general framework for behaviour change programming, founded in the latest behavioural science and design thinking.
State-of-the-art facility to analyse and assess a variety of key medicinal drugs (notably antimalarials, antiretrovirals and antimicrobials) as formulations, in patient samples, and insecticides on fabrics.
Bug Off! is a campaign to raise awareness and knowledge of insect repellent use.
Campylobacter Resource facility
The Campylobacter Resource Facility uses genome-based technologies such as next-generation sequencing, microarrays and mutants to study the pathogenesis of this microorganism.
Cancer Survival Group
Explaining trends and inequalities in cancer survival at regional, national and international level, including in socio-economic, racial and ethnic groups of the population.
Multidisciplinary team within the Department of Global Health & Development in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
Centre For Health Economics In London (CHIL)
We are a world-leading group of over 50 academics working on a diverse portfolio of health economics research, with work ranging from the development of innovative methods and empirical research, to policy engagement and impact.
Child Obesity Research Group International (CORGI)
A journal club dedicated to researching child obesity.
Child Protection Research Group
Bringing a public health approach to prevention of violence in childhood and adolescence, and to improving child protection internationally.
Clinical Trials Unit (CTU)
The Clinical Trials Unit (CTU) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world renowned centre of excellence in the design, conduct, analysis and reporting of clinical trials.
Preparing, maintaining and promoting systematic reviews for the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of traumatic injury, including the emergency resuscitation of seriously injured and burned patients.
Commonwealth Eye Health Consortium
Group of eye health organisations from several Commonwealth countries working together to deliver an exciting, integrated, five-year programme of fellowships, research and technology which aims, over the long-term, to strengthen eye health systems and quality of eye care throughout the Commonwealth.
Communicable Diseases Policy Research Group (CDPRG)
Research for policy reform on international disease control in Southeast Asia and beyond.
Driving clinical & biomedical research to improve the recognition, diagnosis and treatment of ME/CFS.
The Dagu project is working on developing Ethiopian excellence for public health evaluation: measurement, learning and evaluation of improved integrated community case management and community-based newborn care in Ethiopia.
DEPTH (Dialogue, Evidence, Participation and Translation for Health)
Research into community dialogues and participation to promote health, increase equity and amplify less-heard voices.
Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory
The Diagnostic Parasitology Laboratory is a modern well equipped laboratory located in the Department of Infectious and Tropical Diseases here at the LSHTM.
Electronic Health Records (EHR) Research Group
A diverse team capitalising on research opportunities offered by routinely collected data, bringing methodological rigour to provide real-world evidence for important questions regarding human health.
EMERGE is a discussion and social group for ‘career-young’ researchers and students interested in development and application of statistical methodology.
Environmental Health Group
Environmental Health Group (EHG)
The Environmental Health Group (EHG) is the focus for the School’s work on WASH (Water, sanitation and hygiene) and health.
ZIKAlliance is a multinational and multi-disciplinary research consortium comprised of 53 partners worldwide and coordinated by Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research.
Evaluation of Social and Population Health Interventions (ESPHI)
Developing disease, behavioural and economic models to assess whether and how to intervene to improve global health.
Evolutionary Demography Group
This interdisciplinary group applies the theoretical framework of evolutionary biology to human demographic behaviour.
Gender Violence and Health Centre (GVHC)
Global Asthma Network
The Global Asthma Network was established in 2012 to improve asthma care globally, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries, through enhanced surveillance, research collaboration, capacity building and access to quality-assured essential medicines.
Global Panel on Agriculture (GLOPAN)
An independent group of influential experts with a commitment to tackling global challenges in food and nutrition security.
Improving governance in the real world to strengthen health systems
We have a dynamic group of over 50 health economists working on a diverse portfolio, ranging across methods development, empirical research and policy impact. Over the past 50 years we have developed strong national and international partnerships. LSHTM economists have a wealth of experience in advising UK and other national governments, international agencies and organisations.
Health Economics and Systems Analysis Group (HESA)
We are a group of over 50 staff with internationally recognised expertise in a wide range of disciplines including health economics, policy analysis, public health, epidemiology and social science.
High-impact research on health financing to improving health service delivery and equity in low and middle-income countries
Health Policy and Planning Debated
The HPP Debated blog offers news, comment and analysis on the latest research published in Health Policy and Planning.
Strengthening health systems through evidence-based and interdisciplinary research
Presenting the health systems research being undertaken by the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine as well as listing relevant teaching programmes, resources and events.
Health Systems in History: Ideas, Comparisons, Policies c. 1890-2000
The overarching purpose of this award is to provide an intellectual and policy history of ‘health systems’ thinking.
International Centre for Evidence in Disability
Developing tools, techniques and evidence about disability, leading to scalable interventions for public health and development.
International Centre for Eye Health
The International Centre for Eye Health is a research and education group working to improve eye health and eliminate avoidable visual impairment and blindness, with a focus on low-income populations.
International Diagnostics Centre
Facilitating the development, evaluation and implementation of accessible, quality assured in-vitro diagnostics for global health, through information sharing and advocacy.
LASER - London Applied and Spatial Epidemiology Research Group
LASER combines expertise in the fields of spatial statistics and GIS technology, quantitative epidemiology and operational research to build the evidence-base around diseases of poverty and the communities they affect.
Promoting best practice in learning and teaching through educational research (to join, contact Anna Foss).
Our research group is focussed on the discovery, evaluation and implementation of novel interventions for the control vector borne diseases, from basic scientific studies in the laboratory understanding vector-host-pathogen interactions, to large scale field trials.
London International Development Centre (LIDC)
Facilitating interdisciplinary research and training to tackle complex problems in international development. We bring together social and natural scientists from across the University of London's Bloomsbury Colleges: Birkbeck, UCL Institute of Education, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, and SOAS.
LSHTM's Neglected Tropical Diseases Network
With one of the largest groupings of Neglected Tropical Diseases researchers, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is internationally recognised as a leading centre for NTD research. The NTD Network is designed to make it easier for you to find and access that expertise.
Network for the use of drones for malaria vector control.
Macro-economic modelling of health and health policy
Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) modelling of health, health policy or broader policy with implications for health
Violence, mental health, biological changes to the immune system and HIV risk: a three-year mixed-method, longitudinal study with 1000 women in Nairobi, Kenya
Malaria Reference Laboratory
The Malaria Reference Laboratory (MRL) provides laboratory reference and diagnostic parasitology of malaria, and surveillance data on all imported malaria reported in the UK.
Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (MEIRU)
Malawi Epidemiology and Intervention Research Unit (MEIRU), formerly known as Karonga Prevention Study, has over the last 30 years made major contributions to the understanding and control of mycobacterial disease, HIV and other infectious diseases.
Maternal and Newborn Health Group
The Maternal and Newborn Health Group carries out research to contribute to the international debate and key policy, measurement and evaluation issues related to the health of young children and their mothers.
Maternal Healthcare Markets Evaluation Team (MET)
We conduct multidisciplinary research on the role of the private and public health sectors in delivering maternal and reproductive health care.
The Measurement and Surveillance of HIV Epidemics Consortium (MeSH) develops, tests and implements innovative and efficient methods for routine HIV measurement and surveillance among adults and children.
Supporting researchers from the social and medical sciences with the analysis of incomplete datasets.
Modelling and Economic Evaluation of Vaccines
Modelling and Economic Evaluation of Vaccines Group
We are a group of mathematical modellers and health economists based at LSHTM and Public Health England who conduct applied epidemiological and economic research to inform public health decisions about vaccination.
MRC International Nutrition Group
The Nutrition Theme of MRC Unit, The Gambia is closely linked to the MRC International Nutrition Group (ING) at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and to MRC Human Nutrition Research in Cambridge.
MRC Tropical Epidemiology Group
Improving health in low and middle income countries by conducting epidemiological studies of infectious diseases.
Mwanza Intervention Trials Unit (MITU)
MITU’s mission is to contribute to improving health through the development and evaluation of interventions against HIV and other health problems.
NIHR Health Protection Research Unit in Environmental Change and Health
The aim of this HPRU is to enable health decisions makers to have the knowledge, foresight and tools to mitigate, adapt to and benefit from environmental change.
Addressing the major nutrition and food-related problems that affect human development and well-being, at national and global levels.
Policy Innovation and Evaluation Research Unit (PIRU)
The Policy Innovation and Evaluation Research Unit (PIRU) brings together leading health and social care expertise to improve evidence-based policy-making and its implementation across the National Health Service, social care and public health.
Political Economy of Health and Health Policy (PEHHP)
Researching health at the interface of economics and politics
Population Studies Group
The Population Studies Group (PSG) is engaged in the measurement and explanation of population trends and in the evaluation of attempts to modify them.
Population Studies Group
The Population Studies Group (PSG) is engaged in the measurement and explanation of population trends and in the evaluation of attempts to modify them.
Private Sector Healthcare
Studying private healthcare provision – how it works, how to improve it and where it fits in universal health care
The Policy Research Unit in Commissioning and the Healthcare System (PRUComm) provides evidence to the Department of Health to inform the development of policy in the National Health Service. We focus on maximising outcomes for patients.
Public Health Research Consortium
The Public Health Research Consortium (PHRC) brings together senior researchers from 11 UK institutions in a new integrated programme of research, with the aim of strengthening the evidence base for interventions to improve health, with a strong emphasis on tackling socioeconomic inequalities in health.
Re-politicising Public Health: A workshop for early career ethnographers
The Resilient and Responsive Health Systems (RESYST) is an international research consortium that aims to enhance the resilience and responsiveness of health systems to promote health and health equity and reduce poverty.
Service Delivery and Quality of Care
Strengthening health service delivery and quality of care through high-impact, interdisciplinary research.
SHARE contributes to achieving universal access to effective, sustainable and equitable sanitation and hygiene by generating evidence to improve policy and practice worldwide.
Skin Disease Epidemiology and Health Data Research Group
We are a group of multidisciplinary academics working on a diverse portfolio of epidemiology research, largely focused on skin disease.
Social and Mathematical Epidemiology Group (SaME)
The Social and Mathematical Epidemiology (SaME) group is a dynamic group of about 40 researchers working on a variety of areas in public health.
South East Asia Research Network (SEARN)
The SEARN is a platform to facilitate research collaboration. It provides a forum to support the communication and dissemination of research findings, highlight research areas and a network connecting people in LSHTM and collaborators outside with an interest in South East Asia.
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and facilitated by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, SPEAK India brings together researchers and technical experts alike, with an aim to develop a consensus on the additional knowledge required to ensure VL transmission is successfully interrupted and elimination is sustained.
Our research aims to strengthen evidence and understanding for better decision-making on the social and environmental factors that determine public health.
SSACAB brings together African and Northern academic and research institutions to develop and improve biostatistical skills among researchers.
STIRIG – Sexually Transmitted Infections Research Interest Group
Cross-faculty and cross-disciplinary group to promote STI research conducted at LSHTM
STRIVE is a research consortium investigating the social norms and inequalities that drive HIV.
Tanzania Research Network
Improving public health research in Tanzania through joint research and capacity-building, including through better communications and networking for LSHTM staff, students, and alumni in Tanzania.
TB Modelling Group
The TB Modelling Group at LSHTM uses mathematical and statistical models to better understand the natural history and epidemiology of tuberculosis (TB) and to improve the contribution of TB modelling to policy decisions and implementation.
The Fleming Fund Fellowships
The Intervention Design and Evaluation Group (IDEG)
THRiVE’s mission is to empower African Institutions to become research engines for health innovations and evidence-based healthcare practices and policies.
Tropical Epidemiology Group
We conduct studies on the epidemiology and control of major public health problems of developing countries, with a major focus on HIV, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical disease, and a special emphasis on intervention studies.
Vaccine IS/ID Modelling Consortium
Using model-based drug development methods (PK/PD) to accelerate vaccine dose decision making.
Wellcome Trust – Bloomsbury Centre for Global Health Research
We aim to recruit and train the best young clinical and non-clinical scientists with an interest in global health research, to provide them with the support, training and academic environment they need to develop into independent researchers, and to facilitate their academic and clinical career progression.
Zimbabwe LSHTM Research Partnership
A research group committed to safeguarding and improving health across the life-course