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Postgraduate study

Postgraduate qualifications

Students interested in undertaking postgraduate study at the Centre for International Health can enrol in any of the qualifications offered in public health:

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Postgraduate research areas

The Centre for International Health is involved in a wide range of research projects across a number of countries. Examples of the thesis and dissertation topics of current students and graduates include:

Current Students

PhD students

  • Bacterial aetiology of severe febrile illness in Yangon, Myanmar. Tin Ohn Myat. Enrolled for PhD 2015
  • Early clearance Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Indonesia. Ayesha Verrall. Enrolled for PhD 2013 (HRC clinical training fellow)
  • The impact and social ecology of leptospirosis in northern Tanzania. Michael Maze. Enrolled for PhD 2015
  • Latent tuberculosis infection among Indonesian health care workers. Lika Apirani. Enrolled for PhD 2016
  • TB in Malaysian prisons. Haider Al Darraji. Enrolled for PhD 2016

Master of Public Health students

  • Risk factors of Staphylococcus capitis colonisation in the Dunedin Hospital NICU. Louise Thorn. Enrolled for MPH 2017

Master of Medical Science

  • Socioeconomic risk factors for childhood pneumonia in Basse, rural The Gambia. Hai Sue Kang. Enrolled 2014


PhD graduates

  • The epidemiology of cervical cancer in Ghana. Yvonne Nartey. Enrolled for PhD 2013
  • Interface between voice and accountability: Exploring social accountability mechanisms in the district health system of Nepal. Gagan Gurung. Enrolled for PhD 2013
  • New T cell assays in tuberculosis and their potential as efficacy markers for intervention trials. Adetifa I. Universty of Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Aid effectiveness in East Timor. Hasibul Haque. Enrolled for PhD 2012
  • Immunodiagnosis of paediatric tuberculosis. Toyin Togun. Enrolled for PhD 2012, Open University, UK
  • Evaluation of the restructuring of the Health System of Botswana. Onalenna Seitio. Completed PhD, 2012
  • Nutritional Intervention study in Cambodian children, a randomised controlled trial. Susan Jack. Enrolled for PhD 2007
  • Studies in tuberculosis in Indonesia. Merrin Rutherford. Enrolled for PhD, Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, 2009
  • Studies in the aetiology of diarrhoea in West Africa. Debasish Saha. Enrolled for PhD, 2010

Master of Public Health graduates

  • Case control study of access to healthcare and childhood death in The Gambia. Merrin Rutherford. MPH (with distinction). Enrolled 2007
  • Chlamydia and infertility in Samoa. Michael Walsh. Enrolled for MPH 2011
  • Hepatitis E serosurvey in Zambia. Choolwe Jacobs. Completed MPH (with distinction), 2011
  • Price efficacy of a TB active case finding intervention for increasing knowledge in The Gambia. Stephanie Price
  • Randomised trial of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine in Gambian villages. The effect on nasopharyngeal carriage in children. Uzochukwu Egere. Completed MPH 2011
  • Situational analysis of case contact management in an Indonesian community tuberculosis clinic. Melissa Anselmo. Completed MPH 2011
  • The aetiology of febrile illness in low- and-middle-income countries. Namrata Prasad. Completed 2014
  • Geographical analysis of invasive pneumococcal disease and radiological pneumonia in The Gambian pneumococcal surveillance system. David Summerby-Murray. Enrolled for MPH 2014
  • Tanna integrated water, sanitation, and hygiene project evaluation. Alex Morrison. Enrolled for MPH 2014

Bachelor of Medical Science with Honours

  • Post-discharge mortality in children admitted for suspected pneumonia, meningitis or septicaemia in The Gambia. Aakash Chhibber. BMedSci 2012 (First class)