Professor Imelda Bates

Chair in Clinical Tropical Haematology


  • Professor in Clinical Tropical Haematology, LSTM
  • Head, The Centre for Capacity Research, LSTM
  • Honorary Consultant Haematologist, Royal Liverpool Hospital 


Imelda has established an expanding and vibrant Centre for Capacity Research which is at the forefront of research into how to design, measure and evaluate programmes to strengthen research capacity and laboratory systems in LMICs. She also has a research focus on anaemia and blood transfusion systems in LMICs particularly on evidence to improve the supply and use of blood for transfusion.

Teaching and other responsibilities

Imelda teaches on many of LSTM’s courses including Diploma and Masters programmes and the Consultancy course. She has supervised many successful PhD and Masters students, and provides mentorship for many individuals in haematology and capacity strengthening. For 14 years she was Course Director for the innovative and highly successful Diploma in Project Design and Management which was established in Ghana in 2003 to increase multi-disciplinary institutional research capacity. She is currently Chair of the Global Haematology group of the British Society for Haematology.


Selected publications