Bloomsbury and East London Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) – International Development pathway


Pathway Leader: Colin Marx. Email: 

Team Member: Loraine Bacchus. Email:

For a full list of team members and details of the International Development Pathway, please see ESRC UBEL DTP web pages.

International Development pathway

The LSHTM Department of Global Health and Development is structured around nine research groups and projects: Anthropological Approaches to Global Health (AAGH) Communicable Diseases Policy Research Group (CDPRG)Evaluation of Social and Population Health Interventions (ESPHI)Gender Violence and Health Centre; Health systemsFinancing, Governance, Private Sector and Quality of CareMacro-economic Modelling of Health and Health PolicyMedical HumanitarianismPolitical Economy of Health and Health Policy (PEHHP) and The Politics and Anthropology of Violence and Epidemics.

The Department of Global Health and Development (GHD) focuses on novel and policy-relevant research and training to achieve impact at national and global levels. Our work, predominantly concerning low and middle-income countries, spans health policy and systems research, economic evaluation, gender based violence and medical humanitarianism.


All routes within the ID pathway are available in 1+3 and +3 structures.  All 1+3 structures include an MSc or MRes degree programme with methods training to support doctoral studies, plus a dissertation designed to consolidate students’ learning and provide the opportunity to pilot a PhD project.  The +3 structure is available to students who have already completed a Masters with appropriate training.  For more information on the different routes available, please see the Preliminary Application Guidance which can be found on the UBEL ESRC DTP website.


This is an open competition for ESRC studentships on any topic that falls within the remit of the pathway.  In order to progress through the preliminary and final selection process you will need to contact a relevant staff member at the School who would be willing to be your supervisor and support your application.

Interested students should approach potential supervisors at the School to discuss their research projects in the first instance; to make direct contact with prospective supervisors you can search for staff members and their interests via the Department of Global Health & Development and the School’s Research Centres on the School’s website. Students are urged to do this as early as possible.

Please contact the DTP representative if you have any queries – Dr Loraine J Bacchus (