Education & leadership

The MARCH Centre is committed to developing research leadership & diversity through opening access to education & creating career opportunities.

MARCH is committed to ensuring that where possible, educational resources available to LSHTM staff and students are made accessible to wider communities, with the intention of increasing opportunities for emerging health leaders.

Free online courses

Improving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents (no longer running) - More than 26,000 people in 130 countries enrolled on this course and it was also translated to French.

The Lancet Maternal Health Series: Global Research & Evidence - MARCH members Professors Oona Campbell and Wendy Graham helped create this course based on the Lancet Series.

Short courses

MARCH is affiliated with two short courses at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine; Adolescent Health in Low and Middle Income Countries & Researching Gender-Based Violence: Methods and Meaning.


Career development

One of MARCH’s strategic aims is to aid in developing research leadership in the Women, Children and Adolescent health research fields, particularly by increasing diversity and supporting the next generation of female leaders. 

Summer project match-making

MARCH facilities a highly sought-after ‘match-making’ service for students to find summer research projects, a component of the Masters programmes at LSHTM, helping students source ideas and available projects in the Women, Children and Adolescent health fields, and providing advice on how to find the right project.


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Student liaisons

MARCH appoints six student liaisons (two for each of the themes), which provide students the opportunity to work directly with senior staff and gain skills useful for future roles, from collating a termly member newsletter to helping facilitate events. MARCH members also benefit from increased engagement with students through the liaisons to aid their teaching practices and increase student engagement.