Education & leadership

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

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. 

MARCH Student Liaison Officers

Professor Joy Lawn and six of last years student liaison officers stood in front of a Christmas tree
Student Liaison Officers for 2019-2020 at the MARCH Christmas event

Our MSc Student Liaisons are a vital part of the MARCH community. Each year they bring fresh ideas, vision, and focus to help us connect with the student body and shape our work. They are our next generation leaders!

We asked our 2019/2020 liaisons to share their highlights and top-tips, find out what they had to say below. 

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.

The next event will be held December 2020!

Worldwide education

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 course

The next run of our free online course will be in November, and will include latest research on the impact of COVID-19 on the health of women, children and adolescents.

MARImproving the Health of Women, Children and Adolescents: Evidence to Action

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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.