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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.  


Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Strathclyde

Bachelor of Science, University of Strathclyde

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Projects 2006 2020

Malawi Renewable Energy Symposium

Booth, C., Andrews, J., Morse, T., Anaya-Lara, O., Dauenhauer, P. & Desbordes, R.

Scottish Government

Project: Knowledge Exchange (Conference / Seminar Hosting)


Research Output 2007 2018

1 Citations

Achieving an integrated approach to food safety and hygiene—meeting the sustainable development goals in Sub-Saharan Africa

Morse, T. D., Masuku, H., Rippon, S. & Kubwalo, H., 10 Jul 2018, In : Sustainability. 10, 7, 20 p., 2394.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Food safety
food safety
Food Safety
Africa South of the Sahara
Conservation of Natural Resources

A transdisciplinary co-design and behaviour change approach to introducing sodis to rural communities in Malawi

Morse, 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 conferencePoster

Open Access
Water treatment


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

University of Malawi (External organisation)

Tracy Morse (Advisor)
2019 → …

Activity: Membership typesMembership of committee

IFEH World Environmental Health Congress

Tracy Morse (Keynote/plenary speaker)
4 May 2016

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesKey-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 PortalQuality of life and safety, Health and welfare - new products, guidelines and services, Professional practice, training and standards