Projects per year
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 project manager of the Scotland Chikhwawa Health Initiative (YouTube Video) and coordinates University of Strathclyde activities in Malawi. Dr Morse has extensive experience of both field research and project management in Malawi.
Dr Morse has been project manager for the Scotland Chikhwawa Health Initiative since 2006. During this time she has overseen the implementation, development, monitoring and evaluation of four Scottish Government International Development Grants (2006 - 2016: £995, 886), which have addressed preventive health with specific focus on healthy settings approach, child and maternal health. These programmes are based at community level and address the social, behavioural, economic and environmental determinants of health (Basic Project Details).
She is currently the National Coordiantor for Malawi of the Sanitation and Hygiene Applied Research for Equity Consortium (SHARE) led by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where she leads research on integration of WASH and hygiene of weaning foods, menstrual hygiene management, sanitation technology. She also coordinates the research uptake programme.
She has been invited and completed work with the Malawian Ministry of Health (WHO and UNICEF) and National Commission for Science and Technology. These include the development of policy frameworks for the control of diarrhoeal disease in Malawi (Charting the course for integrated diarrhea control in Malawi) and a National Gap Analysis for Environmental Health which has been adopted in the National Health Research Agenda, a situation analysis for food safety in Malawi and review of the Sanitation and Hygiene based strategies.
Dr Morse also represents the University of Malawi on the Africa Academy for Environmental Health (www.ifeh.org/afa) a network of 23 universities in 14 African countries. She holds the Portfolio for Gender Parity.
Doctor of Philosophy, University of Strathclyde
Bachelor of Science, University of Strathclyde
Research Output per year
Achieving an integrated approach to food safety and hygiene—meeting the sustainable development goals in Sub-Saharan AfricaMorse, T. D., Masuku, H., Rippon, S. & Kubwalo, H., 10 Jul 2018, In : Sustainability. 10, 7, 20 p., 2394.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
A transdisciplinary co-design and behaviour change approach to introducing sodis to rural communities in MalawiMorse, T., Lungu, K., Luwe, K., Chiwalua, L., Mulwafu, W., Buck, L., Harlow, R., Fagan, H. & McGuigan, K., 29 Oct 2018. 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to conference › Poster
Student thesis: Master's Thesis
The design, development and evaluation of an SMS contraceptive behaviour change intervention - a case study in Chikwawa, MalawiAuthor: Laidlaw, R., 1 Nov 2017
Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis
Activities per year
Activity: Membership types › Membership of committee
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Key-note speaker and plenary lectures at conferences
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 Portal › Quality of life and safety, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services, Professional practice, training and standards