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Jane Wilbur

MSc BSc

Research Fellow
Disability, water, sanitation and hygiene

LSHTM
Keppel Street
London
WC1E 7HT
United Kingdom

I am a Research Fellow at the International Centre for Evidence in Disability (ICED) at the LSHTM, focusing on disability and water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). Prior to this I worked as the Equality, Inclusion and Rights Advisor at WaterAid, where I focused on disability, gender, chronic illness, ageing and WASH, as well as mainstreaming equity and inclusion across the organisation.

I have worked in East and Southern Africa, South Asia and the Pacific Islands and have extensive experience of designing and implementing inclusive WASH programmes, research and evaluations, as well as disseminating research to influence policy and practice. 

I'm currently working on a Staff PhD on my research to understand and address the barriers to menstrual hygiene management for adolescents and young people with a disability in Nepal and am the Principal Investigator on two studies.

Affiliations

Faculty of Infectious and Tropical Diseases
Department of Clinical Research
Department of Disease Control

Teaching

I teach on the following MSc modules

  • Global Disability and Health
  • Designing Disease Control Programmes
  • WASH and Health

Research

I am a qualitative researcher currently working on the following projects:

  • Translating disability inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene policies into practice: lessons learned from Cambodia and Bangladesh. This research is in partnership with WaterAid, and is funded by DFAT
  • Exploring the menstrual experiences of people with intellectual impairments and their carers, and developing a menstrual hygiene management intervention for this group in the humanitarian context in Vanuatu and Lebanon. This is in partnership with World Vision, with funding from the Elra's Humanitarian Innovation Fund  
  • Water, sanitation, hygiene and disability study in Vanutatu to quantify the prevalence and demographics of disability, and understand access to and experience of WASH, menstrual hygiene and continence management amongst persons with and without disabilities. The study a collaboration with World Vision Vanuatu, with funding from DFAT
  • Disabling Menstrual Barriers, which aims to investigate and address the barriers to menstrual hygiene management that people with disabilities, and their carers, face in the Kavre district in Nepal. This includes the development and delivery of a menstrual hygiene behaviour change intervention for people with intellectual impairments and their carers. This is a collaborative study with WaterAid, with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
 
Research Area
Ageing
Complex interventions
Hygiene
Public health
Sanitation
Systematic reviews
Water
Adolescent health
Behaviour change
Capacity strengthening
Environmental Health
Evaluation
Gender
Impact evaluation
Inequalities
Implementation research
Qualitative methods
Discipline
Anthropology
Epidemiology
Operational research
Social Sciences
Disease and Health Conditions
Diarrhoeal diseases
Disability
Country
Bangladesh
Ethiopia
Kenya
Madagascar
Nepal
Rwanda
Tanzania
Uganda
Vanuatu
Zambia
Region
Least developed countries: UN classification
Pacific island small states
South Asia
Sub-Saharan Africa (developing only)

Selected Publications

Developing Behaviour Change Interventions for Improving Access to Health and Hygiene for People with Disabilities: Two Case Studies from Nepal and Malawi.
Wilbur J; Bright T; Mahon T; Hameed S; Torondel B; Mulwafu W; Kuper H; Polack S
2018
International journal of environmental research and public health
Breaking the barriers – disability, ageing and HIV in inclusive WASH programming
Wilbur J; Gosling L; Jones H
2018
Equality in Water and Sanitation Services
Intra-household access to WASH in Uganda and Zambia: do variations exist?
Danquah L; Wilbur J
2016
https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/31313
Undoing Inequity: water, sanitation and hygiene programmes that deliver for all in Uganda and Zambia. An early indication of trends
Wilbur J; Danquah L
2015
Compendium of Accessible WASH Technologies
Wilbur J; Jones H
2014
Frontiers of CLTS: Innovations and Insights. Disability: Making CLTS Fully Inclusive
Wilbur J; Jones H
2014
Undoing inequity: Inclusive water, sanitation and hygiene programmes that deliver for all in Uganda and Zambia
Wilbur J; Jones H; Gosling L; Groce N; Challenger E
2013
36th WEDC International Conference: Delivering Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Services in an Uncertain Environment
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