Research Fellow - Department of Public Health, Environments & Society

Department of Public Health, Environments & Society


£40,011 to £45,437 per annum, inclusive.

Closing Date: 

Wednesday 16 June 2021




The LSHTM and colonial medicine: history and legacy

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to conduct research into the history of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) with particular reference to its relationship with colonialism.  

The role holder will work with members of the Centre for History in Public Health and an advisory group to investigate how colonialism framed the activities of the LSHTM, since the 1960s. It is intended as a continuation of an ongoing historical study which includes areas such as: the origins of the LSHTM; funding and financing; the geographies and nature of research conducted; the curriculum; the backgrounds of staff and students.  This role will include archival research and work with other primary and secondary sources.   We also wish to collect a number of oral history interviews with LSHTM staff who recall the late colonial and early independence periods. In addition, the role holder will be expected to organize events on the history of the LSHTM and the influence of colonialism and work with LSHTM staff and students to further understanding of the history of the LSHTM and colonialism.