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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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Research Output

A transdisciplinary methodology for introducing solar water disinfection to rural communities in Malawi - formative research findings

Morse, T., Luwe, K., Lungu, K., Chiwaula, L., Mulwafu, W., Buck, L., Harlow, R., Fagan, G. H. & McGuigan, K., 12 Feb 2020, In : Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management. 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • Environmental health practitioners: a key cadre in the control of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa

    Morse, T., Chidziwisano, K., Musoke, D., Beattie, T. K. & Mudaly, S., 20 Jul 2020, In : BMJ Global Health. 5, 3 p., e003314.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Open Access
  • Thesis

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

    Author: Kasambara, A. S., 20 Sep 2017

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

    Student thesis: Master's Thesis

    The design, development and evaluation of an SMS contraceptive behaviour change intervention - a case study in Chikwawa, Malawi

    Author: Laidlaw, R., 19 Aug 2018

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

    Student thesis: Doctoral 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



    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