Dr Fiona Majorin
BSc MSc PhD
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.
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.
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.