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Mrs Julie Watson

BSc MSc

Research Fellow

Room
411

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

Affiliations

Department of Disease Control
Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases

Teaching

I am currently a tutor and examiner on the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene distance learning MSc module as well as an examiner on the Tropical Environmental Health MSc module. 

Research

My research focuses on the epidemiology of disease related to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and the design and evaluation of WASH interventions to control these diseases.

Currently, I am based in Kenya as Visiting Scientist at the International Institute of Livestock Research. Here I coordinate a multi-country study of foodborne disease among children from low-income urban areas of Nairobi, Kenya and Maputo, Mozambique and the development of a comprehensive intervention to address this disease burden. Prior to this, I led the design and evaluation of a novel handwashing intervention - Surprise Soaps - for children in humanitarian camps in Myanmar and Northern Iraq. I also support the design of research tools for a number of other WASH projects.

I am particularly interested in mechanisms of health-related behaviour change among children, a topic which forms part of my ongoing PhD work. 

Research Area
Child health
Complex interventions
Conflict
Health impact analysis
Health inequalities
Health outcomes
Health promotion
Hygiene
Public health
Sanitation
Social and structural determinants of health
Statistical methods
Systematic reviews
Water
Behaviour change
Disease control
Environmental Health
Evaluation
Evidence use
Gender
Impact evaluation
Inequalities
Mixed methods
Implementation research
Qualitative methods
Randomised controlled trials
Discipline
Epidemiology
Statistics
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Diarrhoeal diseases
Infectious disease
Malnutrition
Hospital acquired infection
Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs)
Country
Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kenya
Myanmar (Burma)
Mozambique
Region
Middle East & North Africa (all income levels)
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (all income levels)

Selected Publications

Child's play: Harnessing play and curiosity motives to improve child handwashing in a humanitarian setting.
Watson J; Dreibelbis R; Aunger R; Deola C; King K; Long S; Chase RP; Cumming O
2018
International journal of hygiene and environmental health
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