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Dr Fiona Majorin

BSc MSc PhD

Research Fellow

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

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 recently completed my PhD, 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. 

I'm currently involved in two evaluations of environmental interventions in India and Rwanda. In India, we are evaluating an intervention to improve latrine use, including for child faeces disposal. In Rwanda I'm involved in the Household Air Pollution Intervention Network (HAPIN) Trial (www.hapintrial.org), an international multi-center study aimed at assessing the impact of a liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cooking stove and fuel intervention on health. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Disease Control

Research

My research has mostly focused on child faeces disposal, including field research and reviews. I am leading a Cochrane systematic review of interventions to improve the disposal of child faeces to prevent diarrhoeal diseases and STH infection. I was recently involved in research to design a behaviour change intervention to improve latrine use in India. We are now in evaluating this intervention in a RCT in Odisha, India. 

Previously, I have worked on the evaluation of the impact of improved cookstoves and water filters on household air pollution and drinking water quality. I have also been involved in a Cochrane review of improved water quality. 

Research Area
Child health
Helminths
Hygiene
Sanitation
Water
Behaviour change
Disease control
Environmental Health
Evaluation
Discipline
Epidemiology
Disease and Health Conditions
Diarrhoeal diseases
Infectious disease
Country
India
Rwanda

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
Comparison of next-generation portable pollution monitors to measure exposure to PM2.5 from household air pollution in Puno, Peru.
Burrowes VJ; Piedrahita R; Pillarisetti A; Underhill LJ; Fandiño-Del-Rio M; Johnson M; Kephart JL; Hartinger SM; Steenland K; Naeher L
2020
Indoor air
Interventions to improve sanitation for preventing diarrhoea
Bauza V; Sclar G; Majorin F; Clasen T
2019
Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Challenges in the diagnosis of paediatric pneumonia in intervention field trials: recommendations from a pneumonia field trial working group.
Goodman D; Crocker ME; Pervaiz F; McCollum ED; Steenland K; Simkovich SM; Miele CH; Hammitt LL; Herrera P; Zar HJ
2019
The Lancet. Respiratory medicine
The use of bluetooth low energy Beacon systems to estimate indirect personal exposure to household air pollution
Liao J; McCracken JP; Piedrahita R; Thompson L; Mollinedo E; Canuz E; De Léon O; Díaz-Artiga A; Johnson M; Clark M
2019
Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology
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
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