What We Can Offer to our Fellows


What we can offer our fellows

Fellows on the SDF Programme will benefit from a rich global health-oriented translational and quantitative skills training environment at LSTM and LU

LSTM is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases. The creation of effective links with governments, organisations and institutions and responding to the health needs of communities allows LSTM to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed / resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

Research excellence is the central pillar to delivering LSTM’s mission to ‘reduce the burden of sickness and mortality in disease endemic countries through the delivery of effective interventions which improve human health and are relevant to the poorest communities’.

Prof. Kevin Mortimer (Professor of Respiratory Medicine and Consultant Respiratory Physician) and Prof. Giancarlo Biagini (Professor of Parasitology and Research Committee Chair) are the academic leads for the SDF at LSTM.

The Programme is delivered in partnership with the Centre for Health Informatics, Computing, and Statistics at Lancaster University. CHICAS’ focus is on statistical and epidemiological methods and their implementation in open-source software. The Centre have a long-standing expertise in longitudinal, spatial and spatio-temporal methods, and growing expertise in infectious disease modelling, design of field studies, statistical genetics and computationally efficient methods for high-dimensional data.

Prof. Peter Diggle (Advanced Quantitative Skills) is the academic lead for the SDF at Lancaster University.


Typically, all Fellows will have a project supervisor from LSTM and a quantitative skills supervisor from Lancaster University who will be with the Fellow throughout the course of the Fellowship to maximise opportunities to integrate quantitative skills training within the project.