Yolisa Nalule

Bsc Msc

Research Assistant


Keppel Street
United Kingdom

I currently work at LSHTM as a Research Assistant in the Environmental Health Group which is the focus of the School's work on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and health and currently includes approximately 30 researchers and support staff working on range of different areas of research. 


Prior to joining LSHTM research community, I worked for over 6 years as a senior programme adviser providing technical assistance and managerial oversight of national NTD programmes in Nigeria (Northern), Uganda, Tanzania and Zambia. 


Department of Disease Control
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases


I teach on WASH and Health (formerly Tropical Environmental Health) and the Distance Learning Infectious Disease Module. 


My current research focuses on designing and evaluation WASH behaviour change programs. I am currently involved in:

1) Hygiene and infection prevention in health care facilities: Under theChanging Hygiene around Maternal Priorities (CHAMP) project, a study designing and testing an innovative approach to hand hygiene behaviour change during labour, delivery and post natal care in Cambodia.  

2) Evaluating the sustainability of Community-led total sanitation (CLTS) interventions (Madagascar)

3) Providing technical support and M&E for LSHTM's COVID-19 Hygiene Hub

Research Area
Maternal health
Public health
Behaviour change
Disease control
Environmental Health
Mixed methods
Neonatal health
Disease and Health Conditions
Diarrhoeal diseases
Infectious disease
Hospital acquired infection
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Soil-transmitted helminths
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Hand hygiene during facility-based childbirth in Cambodia: a theory-driven, mixed-methods observational study.
Nalule Y; Buxton H; Ir P; Leang S; Macintyre A; Pors P; Samol C; Dreibelbis R
BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth
Hand Hygiene during the Early Neonatal Period: A Mixed-Methods Observational Study in Healthcare Facilities and Households in Rural Cambodia.
Nalule Y; Buxton H; Macintyre A; Ir P; Pors P; Samol C; Leang S; Dreibelbis R
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Hygiene along the continuum of care in the early post-natal period: an observational study in Nigeria.
Nalule Y; Buxton H; Flynn E; Oluyinka O; Sara S; Cumming O; Dreibelbis R
BMC Pregnancy Childbirth
Interpreting ambiguous 'trace' results in Schistosoma mansoni CCA Tests: Estimating sensitivity and specificity of ambiguous results with no gold standard.
Clements MN; Donnelly CA; Fenwick A; Kabatereine NB; Knowles SCL; Meité A; N'Goran EK; Nalule Y; Nogaro S; Phillips AE
PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases
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