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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

I'm a Research Assistant in the Department of Disease Control. I work in the Environmental Health Group on projects involving behaviour change theory, WASH, nutrition and cholera.

After completing a BSc in Biomedical Sciences, 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've lived 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 Intergrated Vector Control Consortium. 

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

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)
  • Formative research on nutritional behaviour change trial in Indonesia (Baduta)
  • Designing protocols for WASH and Psychosocial behaviour for a multi-country cohort study on stunting (UKRI GCRF)
  • Cholera research in Zambia
  • QC for a systematic review on handwashing determinants
Research Area
Helminths
Hygiene
Insects
Parasites
Public health
Water
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
Senegal
Tanzania
Zambia
Region
Arab World
East Asia & Pacific (developing only)
Middle East & North Africa (developing only)
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)
World