Funding for a programme of prestigious studentships has been awarded to St George’s in partnership with the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

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calendar-icon 2 November 2015

The award of this programme recognises the quality of the long standing research collaborations between St George's and the UK’s largest school of public health.

The London Intercollegiate Doctoral Training Partnership, funded by the UK Medical Research Council (MRC), will provide high-quality PhD training across the spectrum of biomedical and public health research.

Students will benefit from funding for a period of three and a half years, with opportunities for interdisciplinary training and professional internships during their studies.

Professor Jenny Higham, Principal at St George's, welcomed the announcement.

She said: “I am absolutely delighted that the university has a key role in the development of academic practice and this programme is a brilliant springboard for students and researchers who wish to develop their careers."

Professor Eleanor Riley, Director of the Partnership, from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, added: “This award will provide at least 10 studentships each year to train the research leaders of the future in crucial areas of global health including infectious diseases, causal inference from large data sets and evaluation of complex health interventions, and to support them as they develop their professional networks and initiate their research careers”.

See further details on the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine website.