About us

The London Centre for Neglected Tropical Disease Research (LCNTDR) is an innovative research collaboration, bringing together leading experts to tackle diseases which affect the lives of over 1.7 billion of the poorest people across the globe.

LCNTDR undertakes cutting-edge research to build the evidence base around the design, implementation and evaluation of neglected tropical disease prevention, control, elimination and eradication programmes.

LCNTDR was launched in 2013 with the aim of providing focused operational and research support for NTD control. LCNTDR member institutions house world renowned NTD experts with a wide range of specialties, making the Centre a valuable resource for cross-sectoral research and collaboration. The founding members of the LCNTDR include the Royal Veterinary College, Imperial College London, the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and the Natural History Museum.

In 2021, LCNTDR expanded its membership base, welcoming St George’s University of London, the London School of Economics, University of Greenwich and the University of Surrey, all of which are committed to research that supports the effort to combat NTDs. LCNTDR membership is available to institutions engaged in NTD research based either in London or in countries where NTDs are endemic. 

LCNTDR is committed to addressing the priorities outlined in Ending the neglected to attain the Sustainable Development Goals: A road map for neglected tropical diseases 2021-2030, as reflected in our Mission and Objectives. LCNTDR recognises the huge progress made in combatting NTDs since its inception, but also that a commitment to research and innovation is needed to achieve and sustain 2030 road map targets.

For more information on current members see the Member Institutions page and if you are interested in joining the Centre as a member, see the Membership page

For all media or website enquiries please email Kathryn Forbes at k [dot] forbes [at] imperial [dot] ac [dot] uk