To improve the health of populations affected by humanitarian crises. 


To advance health and health equity in crises-affected countries through research, education, and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

With over 150 members across LSHTM and keen student volunteers, the Crisis Centre provides:

  • interdisciplinary research around many aspects of health in humanitarian crises
  • a pool of experts for rapid response during crises, including with the UK Public Health Rapid Support Team
  • pathways for LSHTM Master’s students to get involved in humanitarian crises research

Outreach, engagement, and training by the Crisis Centre includes:

  • supporting the development of teaching on health and crises through face-to-face, online modules and short courses
  • strengthening public engagement and communication of research findings through monthly lunchtime seminars open to the general public