Our Strategy

Introduction to our strategy by Professor David Lalloo

“Our new Strategy, which has been co-created with our staff, marks a step-change in our ambitions and activities.

We have an ambitious vision to be widely recognised as a global organisation, headquartered in Liverpool, delivering excellent research and education with equitable partnerships at the heart of our work”.

Professor David Lalloo – Director LSTM

Our Strategy is built around four core themes; Research, Education, Partnerships and Investing in our future.

These will shape our plans and activities over the coming years.


We will focus on enhancing our knowledge and understanding of cross-cutting global issues that pose a threat to human health and development, and on responding to the existing and emerging global health challenges faced by disadvantaged people in society. 


We will develop and nurture the global health leaders of the future; graduates who understand the sensitivities of working and undertaking research in resource-constrained environments. LSTM graduates will be known as innovators; curious and outstanding professionals, highly sought after for their impact in health and health-related sectors.


We will nurture, develop and expand our equitable partnerships, working with those who share our vision for sustainable development and health equity. We will actively seek out equity within our partnerships, collaborating with those who can help realise our ambitions and amplify the potential of our research for the communities who most need it.

Investing in our future

We will create an environment and culture in which all LSTM staff feel valued and their achievements are recognised. We will continue to evolve and develop our organisational resources and capabilities and focus our strategic investment to achieve our mission and guarantee the future sustainability of LSTM.