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 Sunday, May 15, 2022
 Funded PhD Programme (UK Students Only)

About the Programme

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is pleased to invite applications for a three-year full-time PhD studentship in the history of public health, starting in September 2022.

Research Project:

The studentship is available to applicants interested in pursuing a PhD project in the history of public health. The research project will be supervised by one of the following Centre for History in Public Health (CHiPH) staff:

  • Martin Gorsky
  • Alex Mold
  • Janet Weston

The exact focus of the project will be developed by the successful candidate, in discussion with their proposed supervisor. Possible topics for research include, but are not limited to, the history of the following areas:

Contact Janet Weston for projects in the history of:

  • Health laws and ethics
  • Mental illness
  • Healthcare in prisons

Contact Martin Gorsky for projects in the history of:

  • Colonialism and schools of tropical medicine
  • Colonialism and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine
  • Health systems and policy, including the British NHS 

Contact Alex Mold for projects in the history of:

  • Health education/promotion
  • Health consumerism
  • Drugs, alcohol and tobacco
  • Public health in post-war Britain

Research environment:

The studentship will be based in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy (PHP) which is focussed on the improvement of health throughout the UK and worldwide. We do this through research, teaching and the provision of advice in the areas of health policy, health systems and services, and individual, social and environmental influences on health. Interests and activities embrace the health needs of people living in countries at all levels of development. We encompass the disciplines of epidemiology, public health medicine, economics, political science, international relations, anthropology, sociology, history, psychology, statistics and mathematics.

Award details:

The studentship award is funded for three years, and includes:

  • Tuition fees (at the LSHTM Home fee rate)
  • A tax-free stipend at the UKRI Studentship rate (2021-22 rate, with London weighting, is GBP 17,609.00)
  • Up to GBP 2,000.00 per annum research training support grant (RTSG)
  • Open to applicants eligible for Home fees


Applicants must hold relevant undergraduate and Master's degrees in history, both awarded at a high grade. Applicants with a very strong undergraduate degree and relevant experience will be exceptionally considered.

Please note: the award is only available to candidates who meet the eligibility requirements for Home fees.

How to apply:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact their proposed primary supervisor for an informal discussion before applying. The proposed supervisor must be one of the following:

  • Martin Gorsky
  • Alex Mold
  • Janet Weston

Further details on how to apply can be found on LSHTM's website.

The application deadline is Sunday 15 May 2022. The successful applicant will be notified of the outcome by the week beginning Monday 20 June 2022.

Funding Notes

The project is funded by a donation from the Wilkinson Charitable Trust.The Sir Geoffrey Wilkinson Studentship is available to applicants interested in pursuing a PhD project in the history of public health.

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