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Tracy Morse is Professor of Environmental Health and Head of Strathclyde Centre for Sustainable Development, supporting the University to embed sustainable development at the heart of its activities. Having previously been based in Malawi for 20 years, she leads an interdisciplinary research team with a focus on addressing environmental health challenges in low and middle income countries. Working with a number of partners globally, she is focussed on promoting the importance of transdisciplinary research in addressing sustainable development for all, and supporting the transformational change needed to support attainment of UN SDGs. 

Examples of previous and current research 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 - 2022: Drivers of Antimicrobial Resistance in Uganda and Malawi (DRUM)

2021 - 2024: Sustainable Plastic Attitudes to benefit Communities and their Environments (SPACES)

2021 - 2023: Improving Hygiene in Guardian Waiting Shelters and Communities in Malawi: an intervention development and feasibility study

2022-2023: British Colonialism, Marine Sciences, and Fisheries Governance: Lessons from Lake Malawi in the Mid-Twentieth Century

2022 - 2026: Global Health Research Group on Adolescent Health and Well-Being



Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, A public health approach to reducing diarrhoea caused by infectious diseases in children less than 5 years of age. The example of childhood cryptosporidiosis in Malawi., University of Strathclyde

Award Date: 1 Jan 2006

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Health, University of Strathclyde

Award Date: 1 Jan 1997


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