Population and Health

Pathway Leader:

Rebecca Sear Rebecca.Sear@LSHTM.ac.uk

Team members:

Alice Goisis a.goisis@ucl.ac.uk


Prospective candidates can contact the pathway leader or team members for further information.

Training Routes

See table below for training routes and institutions available for this pathway.  

ESRC studentships at the UBEL DTP are structured around the following routes: 1+3, +3, 2+3 and +4 funding. Please note that not all routes are available in all institutions or pathways. Click here for further information on funding routes. 

PathwayInstitutionTraining Route (1+3)(2+3)(+3)(+4)
Population and HealthLSHTMPopulation and Health  x 
Population and HealthLSHTMDemography and Healthx x 
Population and HealthLSHTMReproductive and Sexual Health Researchx x 
Population and HealthLSHTMEuropean Doctoral School of Demographyxx  

*For 2024 entry, UCL can provide co-supervision for LSHTM students.

The pathway involves two UBEL institutions, drawing on world-leading expertise, with many links to other UBEL groups and pathways and direct relevance to multiple ESRC priorities.

LSHTM hosts one of the longest-running research groups with expertise in population and demography in the UK, established in the 1960s. It’s highly-regarded research includes many studies in the global South, in collaboration with local centres of research excellence, alongside research in the global North, including the UK. LSHTM offers a research-focused and highly collaborative environment, with opportunities for working with LSHTM’s Gambia and Uganda units, and with the Centres for Maternal, Adolescent, Reproductive and Child Health; Climate Change and Planetary Health; and Data and Statistical Science for Health. LSHTM has DTPs funded by BBSRC, MRC and Wellcome, offering a world-class research environment for students.

The Centre for Longitudinal Studies has been ESRC-funded since 2004 and undertakes cutting-edge research and policy evidence to improve lives, through the development and management of a unique series of UK longitudinal studies (Millennium Cohort Study, Next Steps, the 1970 British Cohort Study and 1958 National Child Development Study). These cohorts span ages from later adolescence through mid-life and older age and form the only series of national birth cohort studies in the world, recognised internationally for their ability to address major issues relating to society and population health through their life course data. Interdisciplinary research is undertaken on issues such as: child development, education, social mobility, health and wellbeing, families and family life, and ageing.

Studentship Competitions

UBEL offers fully funded and co-funded ESRC studentships. Follow link below to discover current opportunities.