LSTM’s research activity and impacts on tropical snakebite

The former head of LSTM's Head of Centre for Snakebite Research & Interventions (CSRI), Professor Rob Harrison, on behalf of Professors David Theakston, David Lalloo and Nick Casewel talks about LSTM’s research activity and impacts on tropical snakebite.

As part of LSTM’s REF2021 Research Impact Statement, and as a tribute to Professor David Theakston’s leadership, this talk describes LSTM’s decades-long research upon tropical snakebite victims, the activities we have undertaken to understand the scale of the problem and therapeutic solutions and why this has been focussed upon sub-Saharan Africa.

The talk also describes the impact our research and advocacy activity has had upon victims, international health policy and the tropical snakebite research domain.