The Department of Global Health and Development (GHD) focuses on novel and policy-relevant research and training that concerns health issues with a global reach, predominantly from the perspective of lower- and middle-income countries. Our work spans health policy and systems research, economic evaluation, anthropological approaches to global health, gender violence and violence in childhood, and medical humanitarianism (see the links below to our research groups).
GHD comprises over 130 staff, from a wide range of disciplines including economics, anthropology, epidemiology, mathematics, law, sociology, international relations, social policy and policy analysis. We take a highly multidisciplinary approach, and emphasise the development of long-term collaborative partnerships with research groups in lower and middle-income countries. We offer a vibrant and diverse research degree programme, with over 100 PhD and DrPH students from more than 40 countries, and contribute to the many Master's programmes on public health at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
The Health Policy and Planning journal is edited by department members (currently Virginia Wiseman). The journal publishes research on health policy and systems in low- and middle-income countries and provides an international forum for original and high-quality research that addresses questions pertinent to policy-makers, public health researchers and practitioners.