Category Archives: Hygiene


Systematic review of child faeces disposal interventions

Fiona Majorin is a research assistant and PhD student with the Environmental Health Group. Her research explores child faeces disposal as a pathway in disease transmission. Little work has been done in this area to date and subsequently Fiona and others … Continue reading

Can ‘SuperAmma’ help to change our hand washing behavior?

Katie Greenland is a Research Fellow with the Environmental Health Group and has recently collaborated with Adam Biran, Val Curtis, Robert Aunger and Wolf-Peter Schmitt as well as other authors, on a behavioral  intervention study in India designed to impove hadwashing. … Continue reading

Could the Moringa plant be a soap alternative for developing Countries?

Dr Belen Torondel is a microbiologist in the Environmental Health Group and has recently collaborated on a study which explored whether Moringa plant leaves could be used as an effective handwashing product. We asked Dr Torondel to tell us more about … Continue reading

Updates on SHARE-funded in Malawi via Rochelle’s new Blog

Dr Rochelle Holm PhD PMP works at the Centre of Excellence in Water and Sanitation in Mzuzu University, Malawi. She is the Principal Investigator for an exciting new SHARE-funded research project into Private Sector Participation in the Delivery of Sanitation … Continue reading

Don’t Look Don’t Touch Book Launch

Val Curtis has recently launched her new book called Don’t Look, Don’t Touch: the Science of Revulsion. Summary of the Book There is a powerful subconscious reaction that influences a disturbingly wide range of our daily behaviour – our eating … Continue reading