My research focuses on water, sanitation and hygiene. I specialise in designing and evaluating menstrual health and hygiene programs and interventions at a school and community level. My work focuses on mixed methodologies, with a focus on qualitative methods. I have mainly worked in East and West Africa. I am a member of the Environmental Health Group in the Department of Disease Control.
Prior to this I worked in a clinical laboratory. I hold an MSc in Public Health in Developing Countries from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. For my MSc thesis I conducted formative research on menstrual health and hygiene in The Gambia.
I teach on Applied Public Health in Developing Countries.
I am a tutor on a distance learning MSc module. This module focuses on water supply, sanitation and hygiene in low and middle income countries.
I also supervise MSc summer students projects.
My main area of focus currently is designing and evaluating menstrual health and hygiene programs in Africa.
My work includes:
- Designing and refined intervention packages to improve knowledge, perceptions and practices linked to Menstruation and menstrual hygiene and to reduce school absenteeism.
- Develop tools for measuring menstrual outcomes linked to health and wellbeing.
- Monitoring and evaluating a multicomponent randomised control trial in The Gambia