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Mr Ben Tidwell

BS MA MPH

Research Degree Student
in Applied Behavioral Science

Room
490

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I joined Environmental Health Group (EHG) in 2016 to begin work on my PhD.  I am a Rotary Global Scholar in Water and Sanitation.  I received my MPH from Johns Hopkins in 2010, and I also have an MA in Intercultural Studies (2008) and a BS in Mathematics (2005).  I have a diverse background with 9 years of experience working for governments, private companies, and NGOs in both development and relief contexts in the US, UK, Africa, and the Middle East.

Affiliations

Department of Disease Control
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Centres

Centre for Evaluation
Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre

Teaching

I have contributed to the Environmental Health distance learning module on the topic WASH and behavior change. 

Research

My PhD research is focused on understanding the drivers of sanitation status in peri-urban Lusaka, Zambia and designing and evaluating a demand-creation RCT to improve on-site sanitation.  The project is funded by DFID/SHARE and will incorporate qualitative formative research, scale development, and social network analysis. 

I am more generally interested in Applied Behavoral Science, ranging from designing particular programs to quantitative prediction and assessment methods to moving the discipline itself forward.

Research Area
Sanitation
Social and structural determinants of health
Behaviour change
Evaluation
Inequalities
Discipline
Epidemiology
Psychology
Sociology
Country
Iraq
Jordan
Nepal
Syrian Arab Republic
Uganda
Zambia
Region
Arab World
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)