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Christina Fraser



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Research Interests

Christina Fraser is a PhD research student at the University of Strathclyde assessing the transboundary aquifers of Malawi and the wider Southern African Development Community. She has a particular interest in developing methodologies and frameworks to assist in transboundary aquifer assessments alongside the validation and conceptualisation of these groundwater bodies through groundwater modelling to assist with policy creation. Her research is aimed towards assisting Malawi and its surrounding countries to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 through effective groundwater management of their transboundary aquifers. 

Christina has a geological background through her undergraduate degree and extensive field experience both in Scotland and Africa. She has worked with multiple NGO's, governmental departments and worldwide experts within the field of hydrogeology.

Teaching Interests

Alongside completing her PhD, Christina is also a teaching assistant for the MSc Hydrogeology course assisting with course development, marking, field work and tutorial lecturing for both full time and distance learning students. She is currently assisting with the Aquifer Mechanics, Hydrogeology and Global Water Policy modules of the masters degree. 

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, University Of Strathclyde

Bachelor of Science, University of Aberdeen


  • Transboundary
  • Groundwater
  • Sustainability
  • Malawi
  • Africa
  • Management
  • IWRM
  • Aquifer
  • Water Policy
  • Water Law
  • Governance
  • SADC

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Research Output

Post-Brexit implications for transboundary groundwater management along the Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland border

Fraser, C. M., Brickell, J. & Kalin, R. M., 2 Apr 2020, In : Environmental Research Letters. 15, 4, 13 p., 044022.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
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    Seasonally variant stable isotope baseline characterisation of Malawi's Shire River Basin to support integrated water resources management

    Banda, L. C., Rivett, M. O., Kalin, R. M., Zavison, A. S. K., Phiri, P., Chavula, G., Kapachika, C., Kamtukule, S., Fraser, C. & Nhlema, M., 15 May 2020, In : Water. 12, 5, 27 p., 1410.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 3 Downloads (Pure)


    • 1 Participation in conference
    • 1 Oral presentation

    Oral Presentation at the World Water Congress 2017

    Christina Fraser (Speaker)
    29 May 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

    CIWEM Water Resources Competition and Networking Event

    Christina Fraser (Participant)
    30 Nov 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference