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Health and Wellbeing

Lead Institution: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Partner Institution: Birkbeck
Cluster Leader:   Dr Simon Cohn


 Competition for studentships for 2016 entry is now closed.


This cluster is led by LSHTM, whose research and training agenda is responsive to existing and merging health priorities and yields major policy-relevant findings in the areas of social determinants of health and disease, the evaluation of public health interventions, the financing and performance of health systems, and the health and environmental impacts of globalisation. Doctoral students work in an exceptionally research-intensive and supportive context in which to extend their disciplinary and methodological expertise and establish key networks for their research careers. Collaborating in this cluster is Birkbeck’s Department of Psychological Sciences, which contains world-leading research groups in the area of health psychology.

Staff in the department have internationally-recognised expertise in the health and development of children and adolescents, in interdisciplinary approaches to the social brain, and in psychological aspects of the new genetics, family and health.


Pathways in the Health and Wellbeing cluster

Health Economics (LSHTM)

1+3 route:       MSc Public Health (Health Economics) plus MPhil/PhD
+3 route:         MPhil/PhD
4 Year route: Intergrated PhD (Research training plus MPhil/PhD)

Global Change and Health (LSHTM)

+3 route:         MPhil/PhD

Influencing Behaviour and Informing Interventions (LSHTM)

1+3 route:        MSc Public Health (General) plus MPhil/PhD
+3 route:          MPhil/PhD
4 Year route:  Intergrated PhD (Research training plus MPhil/PhD)

Psychological Approaches to Health (Birkbeck)

1+3 route:        MSc Psychological Research Methods plus MPhil/PhD
+3 route:          MPhil/PhD

Social Science Approaches to Health and Wellbeing (LSHTM)

1+3 route:        MSc Public Health (General), followed by MPhil/PhD
+3 route:          MPhil/PhD
4 Year route:  Intergrated PhD (Research training plus MPhil/PhD)

 

For examples of current DTC research, take a look at student profiles from the Health and Wellbeing cluster