Director's welcome

Welcome to the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. I hope our website provides you with the information you are looking for.

Ever since its founding in 1898, LSTM has been at the forefront of providing scientific evidence to translate relevant science into policies and practices. We do that by working collaboratively in over 70 countries to fulfil our mission of improving the health of the world’s poorest people.

Our multidisciplinary approach to global health research allows us to translate research innovation and scientific breakthroughs from laboratory research into effective interventions for those most in need.  

Born out of the shipping industry, LSTM attracts talented researchers and students from around the world. With a research portfolio in excess of £320 million, LSTM has created and sustained a reputation for scientific excellence and continues to offer unrivalled learning opportunities to post-graduate students who study both in the UK and across the developing world. 

As one of the few postgraduate centres of excellence in the field of tropical medicine we are enthusiastic about offering our unrivalled learning opportunities to students within the UK and across the developing world, to provide them with the opportunity to excel in their careers in public health, medicine and academia. 

Testament to our ongoing success LSTM continues to expand: we have matched our investment in new facilities, such as the Liverpool Life Sciences Accelerator Building, with an investment in new talent and increased our staff numbers from 160 in 2001 to over 471 by the end of 2016.

I do hope that you will enjoy finding out more about who we are and how the work we do helps to save countless lives and I invite you to contact us directly in case you need more information. 

Professor Janet Hemingway CBE, BSc, PhD, DSc, FRS, NAS (Foreign Associate), FMedSci, FRCP (Hon), FRES (Hon), FAAM, Hon FFPH