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Astrid Hasund Thorseth

BSc MSc

Research Assistant
in Environmental Health

Room
407

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Tel.
2934

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.

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Disease Control

Centres

Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

Teaching

  • Assisting EHG modules 
  • Supervising MSc students

Research

Research Area
Helminths
Hygiene
Insects
Parasites
Public health
Water
Disease control
Environmental Health
Housing
Implementation research
Vector control
Discipline
Parasitology
Vector biology
Entomology
Disease and Health Conditions
Diarrhoeal diseases
Eye diseases
Infectious disease
Malaria
Trachoma
Emerging Infectious Disease
Vector borne disease
Soil-transmitted helminths
Country
United Kingdom
Tanzania
Region
Arab World
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World