Astrid Hasund Thorseth
in Environmental Health
Astrid Hasund Thorseth is a Research Assistant in the Department of Disease Control. She works in the Environmental Health Group on the Wash'Em project, a handwashing behaviour change program for humanitarian crises.
After completing an BSc in Biomedical Sciences, Astrid worked with Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders on innovative approaches to data collection in emergency settings. She holds an MSc in Medical Entomology for Disease Control from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and for her MSc Thesis (2017) she focused on evaluating infestation and insecticide resistance levels in tropical bed bugs in North-West Tanzania. She's lived in Tanzania and managed an indoor residual spraying CRT prior to starting her current role.