Our alumni profiles reflect the diversity and global reach of our former students, who come from all backgrounds and cultures to study at LSTM. Our graduates have gone on to make huge contributions in the world tropical medicine
Dr Letitia Obeng
Dr. Letitia Obeng is a Ghanaian scientist, and was the first Ghanaian woman to graduate with a bachelor's degree in science, as well as the first to be awarded a doctorate in science, which she gained at LSTM after arriving in Liverpool in the 1960s with her 3 children, 8, 6 and 3. She conducted her research on Simuliidae, or black fly, because of its relevance as the vector for onchocerciasis (river blindness), under the supervision of Dr. Noel Hynes, a fresh water biologist.
Professor Dr C.P. Ramachandran completed his Masters at LSTM in 1960 as a Wellcome Trust Research Scholar, after initially coming to the UK to study the Diploma of Applied Parasitology and Medical Entomology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Kennedy Uadiale was the inaugural Mamco Selab Scholar when he began the Masters in International Public Health at LSTM in September 2016. Kennedy recently graduated LSTM with a Distinction, and was awarded the Debbie Quinney prize for the highest overall marks on the International Public Health MSc programmes.
Dr Peter McCormick came to LSTM in 1996 to study for the famous Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H), after having completed 26 years in General Practice with an interest in Paediatrics. He had received his medical degree from the University of Edinburgh, and already held a Diploma in Child Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Drs Karilyn and Richard Collins completed the Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (DTM&H) together at LSTM in 1995, after having met as medical students at St Thomas's Hospital London, and later married.
Dr Rozi McCollum came to LSTM in 2009 to study the Masters in International Public Health, having initially trained as a medical doctor at the University of Dundee and worked as a junior doctor in Belfast.