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Personal Statement

Dr Tracy Morse is an environmental heath practitioner and research fellow who as been based in Malawi since 2000 at the University of Malawi (Polytechnic). She is currently leads an interdisciplinary research team on a number of projects centred around the determinants of health, with a particular focus on water, sanitation and hygiene, food hygiene and behaviour change. Working with a number of partners across Malawi and other African countries, she is focussed on promoting the value of the environmental health profession and interdisciplinary research to address health challenges in low income countries. This includes undertaking policy reviews, situation analysis and developing national strategies to support evidence into practice. 

Examples of previous and current projects:

2006 - 2016: Scotland Chikwawa Health Initiative

2015 - 2020: Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity Consortium (SHARE)

2015 - 2020: WATERSPOUTT (EH Horizon 2020) 

2018 - 2021: Drivers of Antimicrobial Resistance in Uganda and Malawi (DRUM)

2019 - 2024: Tsogolo Langa (sexual and reproductive health rights for adolescents)



Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Strathclyde

Bachelor of Science, University of Strathclyde

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Projects 2006 2021

Research Output 2007 2019

Domestic river water use and risk of typhoid fever: results from a case-control study in Blantyre, Malawi

Gauld, J. S., Olgemoeller, F., Nkata, R., Li, C., Chirambo, A., Morse, T., Gordon, M. A., Reid, J. M., Heyderman, R. S., Kennedy, N., Diggle, P. J. & Feasey, N. A., 30 May 2019, In : Clinical Infectious Diseases. p. 1-25 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Typhoid Fever
Case-Control Studies

Intervention study to improve food hygiene behaviours in rural households of Malawi

Chidziwisano, K. R., Mosler, H., Slekiene, J., Kumwenda, S. & Morse, T., 11 Apr 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract


Health data consistency and management : case study of maternal health data in Malawi

Author: Kasambara, A. S., 1 Oct 2013

Supervisor: Beattie, T. (Supervisor) & Morse, T. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


Award for Contributions to environmental health in Malawi

Tracy Morse (Recipient), 6 May 2016

Prize: Other distinction

Honorary Vice President

Tracy Morse (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Appointment


Activities 2008 2019

IFEH Academic Conference

Tracy Morse (Participant)
9 Apr 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences

University of Malawi (External organisation)

Tracy Morse (Advisor)
2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee


Reducing morbidity and mortality in Malawi through an integrated environmental health approach to improving water quality and health

Tracy Morse (Participant), Anthony Grimason (Participant)

Impact: Impact - for External PortalQuality of life and safety, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services, Professional practice, training and standards