UK Academic Institutions, Consortia and Networks

The following provides examples of global health academic departments and consortia outside Wessex. 


Academic Departments  


Global Health Academy, University of Edinburgh 


The Global Health Academy provides a wide range of opportunities including distance learning courses,  postgraduate opportunities and research. The Centre for Population Health Sciences at the University is also the World Health Organization's Collaborating Centre for Population Health Research and Training.


King's Worldwide


King's Worldwide, Kings University, London. King's Worldwide has developed several overseas partnerships. It offers a wide range of opportunities for international research and study.   


Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 


The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine provides research and teaching it its mission to improve the health of poor and disadvantaged peoples by reducing the burden of sickness and mortality in disease endemic countries.



London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine


London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine : The London Scool of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a world leading centre for research, and postgraduate education in public and global health. The mission of the school is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.


Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development 


The Nuffield Centre for International Health and Development is a specialist centre for Research, Consultancy and Advisory Services and for Under and Postgraduate Teaching in Global Health. It has been established for over 40 years and its research addresses priority global health and development challenges to inform and improve health policies, systems and practices. Its work is primarily in low- and middle-income countries, mainly in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. It also works with vulnerable populations in the UK. 


Its research covers 


  • Health policy and systems research
  • Antimicrobial resistance
  • Urban health
  • Planetary health
  • Improving healthcare
  • Equity and social inclusion


Oxford Partnerships in Global Health


The University of Oxford has many international links, particularly in the field of global health where researchers are working in more than 30 countries. It works in partnership with institutions around the globe to investigate, "on the ground", some of the current leading causes of disease and death and to develop health training and infrastructure.  


UCL Institute for Global Health


The UCL Institute for Global Health officially became a UCL Institute in 2013 having previously been the Centre for International Health and Development in the Institute of Child Health. It takes a cross disciplinary approach and has a wide range of research and study. 



Research Consortia and Networks 





COMDIS-HSD (Communicable Diseases - Health Service Delivery) is an on-going Research Programme Consortium that works with partner NGOs in low- and middle-income countries. Its aim is to improve the quality of prevention and care services for communicable and non-communicable diseases, as well as making these services easier for people to access, especially in underserved populations.

It does this by working with ministries of health and policymakers in partner countries to design and carry out research and share evidence needed to improve the way national agencies deliver health services to their populations. 


It has seven research themes aiming to improve demand for, access to, and quality of prevention and care for common diseases, especially in underserved populations (slums, marginal rural areas, migrants and fragile states). It achieves this by developing, testing and refining packages of essential curative and preventive services, linking facility- and community-based interventions.

Global Health Network


The Global Health Network is an open collaboration aiming to support research in resource-limited settings by providing guidance, training, resources and career development. It provides a collection of websites that support research by sharing knowledge and methodologies. Each has been established to create a subject specific online community of researchers who can build collaborations, develop documents, share resources and exchange information. 


Global Health Trials 


Global Health Trials provides a place for all researchers in global health, whatever their role, location or disease area to share their knowledge, tools and methods for conducting health research. 


London International Development Centre


London International Development Centre : The London International Development Centre (LIDC) facilitates interdisciplinary research and training to tackle complex problems in international development.


It brings together social and natural scientists from across the University of London's Bloomsbury Colleges: Birkbeck, Institute of Education, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, and the School of Oriental and African Studies.


Malaria Consortium


The Malaria Consortium is an organisation dedicated to improving delivery of prevention and treatment to combat malaria and other communicable diseases in Africa and Asia.


Oxford Policy Management


Oxford Policy Management was established in 1996 as an independent research-based consultancy, having previously been part of the University of Oxford. 


It provides analysis, advice and support in the design and implementation of economic and social development policies primarily in poor and middle income countries.  It aims to strengthen the public institutions in charge of those policies and, through them, to contribute to improved economic and social outcomes.


ReBUILD Consortium 


The ReBUILD Consortium was an international health systems research partnership which between 2011 and early 2019 addressed the previously neglected area of health systems research in fragile and conflict-affected settings (FCAS). Through new research and the support of evidence-based policy and practice, ReBUILD's partners aimed to help some of the world's poorest and most vulnerable people access effective health care and reduce health costs burdens, in these highly challenging conflict and crisis-affected settings.


Working with research collaborators, policy makers, international & local organisations and networks, the consortium members have produced an extensive body of high quality, policy-relevant research, and supported its use in policy and practice (a summary of that work can be found here). 






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