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Dr Fiona Majorin

BSc MSc PhD

Research Fellow

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I’m a public health researcher with 7 years of experience of research in water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) and indoor air pollution in low and middle income settings. I have worked on impact and process evaluations, formative research and intervention design, systematic reviews and management of evaluations. 

I have a BSc in biology with honours in zoology from The University of Edinburgh (2009) and a MSc in Control of Infectious Diseases from LSHTM (2012). I completed my PhD at LSHTM in 2017, which included research on child faeces disposal practices and determinants, as well as a systematic review of the health effects of improving child faeces disposal. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Disease Control

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Centre for Maternal Adolescent Reproductive & Child Health (MARCH)
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

Teaching

I'm a facilitator and tutor on different MSc modules at LSHTM: Designing Disease Control Pogrammes, Applying Public Health Principles, WASH & Health and the WASH Distance Learning course. 

Research

A large part of my research has focused on child faeces management, including field research and reviews. I lead a Cochrane systematic review of interventions to improve the disposal of child faeces to prevent diarrhoeal diseases and STH infection. I have also been involved in research to design and evaluate behaviour change interventions to improve latrine use and child faeces management in India. 

Other evaluations I have worked on assessed the impact of improved cookstoves and water filters on household air pollution and drinking water quality. Currently I'm working on an evaluation of the Community Perception Tracker approach and how it is used to adapt programmes during the COVID-19 outbreak and acceptability of these programmes by community members in Zimbabwe and Lebanon. 

I have also worked on a Cochrane review of improved water quality and I'm involved with updating the Cochrane review of interventions to improve disposal of human excreta for preventing diarrhoea. 

Research Area
Child health
Helminths
Hygiene
Sanitation
Systematic reviews
Water
Behaviour change
Disease control
Environmental Health
Evaluation
Impact evaluation
Mixed methods
Discipline
Epidemiology
Operational research
Disease and Health Conditions
Diarrhoeal diseases
Infectious disease
Malnutrition
Soil-transmitted helminths
Country
India
Lebanon
Rwanda
Zimbabwe

Selected Publications

Child feces management practices and fecal contamination: A cross-sectional study in rural Odisha, India.
Bauza V; Majorin F; Routray P; Sclar GD; Caruso BA; Clasen T
2020
The Science of the total environment
Interventions to improve sanitation for preventing diarrhoea
Bauza V; Sclar G; Majorin F; Clasen T
2019
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Determinants of disposal of child faeces in latrines in urban slums of Odisha, India: a cross-sectional study.
Majorin F; Nagel CL; Torondel B; Routray P; Rout M; Clasen TF
2019
TRANSACTIONS OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE
Interventions to improve disposal of child faeces for preventing diarrhoea and soil-transmitted helminth infection.
Majorin F; Torondel B; Ka Seen Chan G; Clasen T
2019
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Identifying Potential Sources of Exposure Along the Child Feces Management Pathway: A Cross-Sectional Study Among Urban Slums in Odisha, India.
Majorin F; Torondel B; Routray P; Rout M; Clasen T
2017
The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
The impact of a rural sanitation programme on safe disposal of child faeces: a cluster randomised trial in Odisha, India.
Freeman MC; Majorin F; Boisson S; Routray P; Torondel B; Clasen T
2016
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Interventions to improve water quality for preventing diarrhoea.
Clasen TF; Alexander KT; Sinclair D; Boisson S; Peletz R; Chang HH; Majorin F; Cairncross S
2015
The Cochrane database of systematic reviews
Designing and piloting a program to provide water filters and improved cookstoves in Rwanda.
Barstow CK; Ngabo F; Rosa G; Majorin F; Boisson S; Clasen T; Thomas EA
2014
PloS one
Child feces disposal practices in rural Orissa: a cross sectional study.
Majorin F; Freeman MC; Barnard S; Routray P; Boisson S; Clasen T
2014
PloS one
Use of remotely reporting electronic sensors for assessing use of water filters and cookstoves in Rwanda.
Thomas EA; Barstow CK; Rosa G; Majorin F; Clasen T
2013
Environmental science & technology
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