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.
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.
Professor Alan Fenwick studied both his MSc and PhD here at LSTM, from the years 1962 through 1971. He focussed on Parasitology, and following his time here has gone on to a hugely successful career in the field of Public Health.
Having completed a BSc in Zoology at the University of Glasgow, Stefanie Meredith came to LSTM in 1975 to complete the MSc in Applied Parasitology and remained here to work on a PhD with the entomology department.
Jonathan Whittall first came to LSTM in 2005 to study the Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance, he then went on the undertake the MSc in Humanitarian Studies in 2006 and, after a short break from the city, returned to complete his PhD in Humanitarian Studies, focussing on the challenges facing humanitarian actors in the context of changing global power dynamics.
Julia Fedec completed her Nursing degree in her home country of Canada where her interest for tropical medicine was ignited, as in 2010 she took part in a trip to India with classmates, working in a variety of settings including a leprosy and snakebite clinic and primary healthcare centres. Following her graduation in 2011, Julia worked in Intensive Care for 3 years, solidifying her knowledge base and gaining more skills, before following her urge to pursue an international career which led her to Liverpool in November 2013 to complete the Diploma in Tropical Nursing (DTN).