Dr Tracy Morse

Senior Research Fellow

Civil and Environmental Engineering

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)




Evidence on Populations and Programs to Support Contraceptive Service Design, with special reference to Adolescents in Sub Saharan Africa : Tsogolo Langa Desk review
Malata Monica, Stones William, Morse Tracy
Development of a protocol for assessing the role of WASH in AMR distribution in the environment
Morse Tracy, Chidziwisano Kondwani, Musoke David, Cocker Derek, Feasey Nicholas
Water and Health: Where Science Meets Policy (2019)
Developing a contextually appropriate integrated hygiene intervention to achieve sustained reductions in diarrheal diseases
Morse Tracy, Chidziwisano Kondwani, Tilley Elizabeth, Malolo Rossanie, Kumwenda Save, Musaya Janelisa, Cairncross Sandy
Sustainability Vol 11 (2019)
Towards complementary food hygiene practices among child caregivers in rural Malawi
Chidziwisano Kondwani, Slekiene Jurgita, Kumwenda Save, Mosler Hans-Joachim, Morse Tracy
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Vol 101, pp. 294-303 (2019)
Experiences of capacity strengthening in sanitation and hygiene research in Africa and Asia : the SHARE Research Consortium
Torondel Belen, Balls Emily, Chisenga Caroline Cleopatra, Kumwenda Save, Okello Elialilia, Simiyu Sheillah, Morse Tracy, Smith Kyla, Mumma Jane, Banzi Joseph, Harvey Erik, Chidziwisano Kondwani, Chipungu Jenala, Grosskurth Heiner, Beda Amani, Kapiga Saidi, EstevesMills Joanna, Cumming Oliver, Cairncross Sandy, Chilengi Roma
Health Research Policy and Systems Vol 17 (2019)
Risk factors associated with feeding children under 2 years in rural Malawi – a formative study
Chidziwisano Kondwani, Tilley Elizabeth, Malolo Rossanie, Kumwenda Save, Musaya Janelisa, Morse Tracy
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Vol 16 (2019)

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Professional activities

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
Thought Leadership Dialogue
Invited speaker

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Sanitation for Urban Inclusion, Transformation and Equity (SUITE)
Morse, Tracy (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2019 - 01-Jan-2020
Drivers of Resistance in Uganda and Malawi: The DRUM Consortium
Morse, Tracy (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-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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