Research Fellow in Social Science/Health Policy and Systems Research (0.6 FTE)

LSHTM are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow in Social Science/Health Policy and Systems Research (0.6 FTE) for a new project: Creating the building blocks for better treatment and control of non-communicable diseases among poor and vulnerable households in Malaysia and the Philippines (the Wellcome Trust/Newton Fund-MRC Humanities & Social Science Collaborative Award). This is […]

GSK Africa NCD Open Lab – Third Call for Research Proposals

The GSK Africa NCD Open Lab has launched its third call for research proposals on Non Communicable Diseases in sub Saharan Africa. The call for proposals opened  7th November, 2016 and is targeting scientists in the early stages of their research and academic careers based in research or academic institutions in the following countries: Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, […]

WHO job opportunity – Medical Officer

For More information on this one year temporary appointment based in Geneva, Switzerland, please see the Vacancy Notice HERE

How local neighbourhoods can raise obesity risk

  Where you live and how you view your neighbourhood is strongly related to your risk of developing obesity, according to new research published in a special issue of the journal Obesity Reviews. The results come from the four-year €3.7 million ‘Sustainable Prevention of Obesity through Integrated Strategies’ (SPOTLIGHT) project, carried out by a cross-European […]

WHO Commission on Ending Childhood Obesity Report Published

Access to the report is available here –  

Impact of Genetic Data for Causal Inference & Disease Prevention

Hosted by The Cancer Survival Group Date: Thursday 21 January 2016 Time: 12:45 pm Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK Type of event: Seminar Speaker(s): Professor Richard Martin & Dr Philip Haycock, University of Bristol Mendelian randomization: maximising the impact of genetic data for causal inference, disease prevention & translation […]

New Guidelines for Alcohol Consumption in the UK

The Department of Health has published new advice for alcohol consumption and warned that drinking any level of alcohol raises the risk of a range of cancers. Mark Petticrew, Professor of Public Health Evaluation at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, has played a key role in shaping the new recommendations by chairing […]

London Dialogue Event Highlights

We are pleased to share the highlights video from the London dialogue event on hypertension management in LMICs, which took place on December 1, 2015 – available now on the Novartis Foundation YouTube channel. To watch this video please click HERE.

‘At the Heart of It’ Webcast Now Available

The ‘At the heart of it: innovation and scale in hypertension management in low- and middle-income countries’ event took place on 1 December 2015. For those who were unable to attend, the webcast is now available to view at the following link: A highlights video will also be published via and On behalf […]

New Wellcome Trust Society & Ethics Research Fellowship

Adrianna Murphy PhD was recently awarded a three-year Wellcome Trust Society & Ethics Research Fellowship. With this Fellowship, Adrianna will be investigating the impact that health care costs for cardiovascular disease have on household health care-seeking behaviour and risk of impoverishment. She will begin her research in South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe, with the aim […]