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Astrid Hasund Thorseth

BSc MSc

Research Assistant
WASH AND BEHAVIOUR CHANGE

Room
407

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
2934

My research focuses on water, sanitation and hygiene. In particular, I specialize in the design and evaluation of WASH behaviour change programs and interventions at household and community level, with a particular focus on applying cutting-edge findings from the broad range of the behavioural sciences and applying rigorous qualitative and quantitative evaluation methodologies. I am a member of the Environmental Health Group in the Department of Disease Control.

Prior to working for LSHTM on WASH, I worked in the Manson Unit at Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders on innovative approaches to data collection in emergency settings and GIS. I hold an MSc in Medical Entomology for Disease Control from London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and for my MSc Thesis I evaluated infestation and insecticide resistance levels in tropical bed bugs in North-West Tanzania. I was based in Tanzania and managed an indoor residual spraying CRT testing novel insecticides for malaria control for LSHTM in collaboration with Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, National Institute of Medical Research and the Integrated Vector Control Consortium. 

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Disease Control

Centres

Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

Teaching

I teach on Applied Public Health in Developing Countries, WASH & Health module and Tropical Diseases & Hygiene Diploma. 

I also supervise summer projects for MSc students each year.

Research

At LSHTM my focus has been on designing and evaluating water, sanitation, hygiene and nutrition behaviour change programs in Africa and Asia. My current work includes:

  • Tool development, user testing, operational research and M&E for the Wash'Em project, a handwashing behaviour change program for humanitarian crises.
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the national sanitation campaign in Tanzania (CLEAR)
  • Targeted Preventative Behaviours for Cholera Control in Zambia (TAP-C)
Research Area
Helminths
Hygiene
Insects
Parasites
Public health
Sanitation
Water
Behaviour change
Disease control
Environmental Health
Housing
Implementation research
Vector control
Discipline
Anthropology
GIS/Spatial analysis
Operational research
Parasitology
Vector biology
Social Sciences
Entomology
Disease and Health Conditions
Diarrhoeal diseases
Infectious disease
Malaria
Malnutrition
Trachoma
Vector borne disease
Soil-transmitted helminths
Country
Bangladesh
United Kingdom
Indonesia
India
Myanmar (Burma)
Senegal
Tanzania
Zambia
Region
Arab World
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World

Selected Publications

The determinants of handwashing behaviour in domestic settings: An integrative systematic review.
White S; Thorseth AH; Dreibelbis R; Curtis V
2020
International journal of hygiene and environmental health
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