Dr Tracy Morse

Senior Lecturer

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Personal statement

Dr Tracy Morse is Senior Lecturer and Head of Strathclyde Centre for Sustainable Development. Having previously been based in Malawi for 20 years, she leads an interdisciplinary research team with a focus on addressing the determinants of health 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 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)




Social outcomes of a community-based water, sanitation and hygiene intervention
Malolo Rossanie, Kumwenda Save, Chidziwisano Kondwani, Kambala Christabel, Morse Tracy
Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development (2021)
Review and Assessment of Policy Frameworks Applicable to the Hygienic Production of Fish Products in Africa's Great Lakes
Morse Tracy
A transdisciplinary methodology for introducing solar water disinfection to rural communities in Malawi - formative research findings
Morse Tracy, Luwe Kondwani, Lungu Kingsley, Chiwaula Levison, Mulwafu Wapulumuka, Buck Lyndon, Harlow Richard, Fagan G Honor, McGuigan Kevin
Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management Vol 16, pp. 871-884 (2020)
Acceptability of menstrual products interventions for menstrual hygiene management among women and girls in Malawi
Kambala Christabel, Chinangwa Angela, Chipeta Effie, Torondel Belen, Morse Tracy
BMC Reproductive Health Vol 17 (2020)
Perspectives and practices on water, sanitation, and hygiene from a fishing community along Lake Malombe, Southern Malawi
Kalumbi Limbani R, Thaulo Chisomo, MacPherson Eleanor E, Morse Tracy
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Vol 17 (2020)
Environmental health practitioners : a key cadre in the control of COVID-19 in sub-Saharan Africa
Morse Tracy, Chidziwisano Kondwani, Musoke David, Beattie Tara K, Mudaly Selva
BMJ Global Health Vol 5 (2020)

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Professional activities

University of Malawi College of Medicine COVID Research Dissemination Conference
IFEH Academic Conference
University of Malawi (External organisation)
IFEH World Environmental Health Congress
Keynote/plenary speaker
University of Strathclyde - Chikwawa Dissemination Workshop
Presentation: Reactive: My Life, My Choice - empowering youth in Malawi
Invited speaker

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Sanitation for Urban Inclusion, Transformation and Equity (SUITE) (GCRF)
Morse, Tracy (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 28-Jan-2021
Drivers of Resistance in Uganda and Malawi: The DRUM Consortium
Morse, Tracy (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 30-Jan-2021
Morse, Tracy (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2020
SHARE project
Morse, Tracy (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 31-Jan-2020
My Life, My Choice
Rippon, Sarah Frances (Principal Investigator) Morse, Tracy (Principal Investigator) Kumwenda, Save (Principal Investigator)
A programme funded through the Universities RE:Active 2014 programme as a legacy to the commonwealth games. The My Life, My Choice project in Chikwawa (Malawi) aimed to use sport and youth activities to promote youth empowerment and healthy life choices. The project received an initial funding of £1000 which was then supported with £2000 extension funding to meet the needs of community based as well as school based youth. The project also provided support for students from the University of Malawi (Polytechnic) to provide continuing mentoring to secondary school students on career and life choices.
01-Jan-2014 - 31-Jan-2015
Situation Analysis for Food Safety and Quality in Malawi - WHO
Morse, Tracy (Academic)
World Health Organisation funded situation analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of the current food safety systems in Malawi and map recommendations
26-Jan-2013 - 31-Jan-2014

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Civil and Environmental Engineering
James Weir Building

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