Dr Tracy Morse

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)

  

 

Publications

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)
https://doi.org/10.1186/s12961-019-0478-2
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 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.18-0639
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)
https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16122146
Microbiological evaluation of 5 L - and 20 L transparent polypropylene buckets for solar water disinfection (SODIS)
Polo-López M I, Martínez-García A, Abeledo-Lameiro M J, Gómez-Couso H, Ares-Mazás E, Reboredo-Fernandez A, Morse T D, Buck L, Lungu K, McGuigan K G, Fernandez-Ibañez P
Molecules Vol 24 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules24112193
Domestic river water use and risk of typhoid fever : results from a case-control study in Blantyre, Malawi
Gauld Jillian S, Olgemoeller Franziska, Nkata Rose, Li Chao, Chirambo Angeziwa, Morse Tracy, Gordon Melita A, Reid Jonathan M, Heyderman Robert S, Kennedy Neil, Diggle Peter J, Feasey Nicholas A
Clinical Infectious Diseases, pp. 1-25 (2019)
https://doi.org/10.1093/cid/ciz405
Intervention study to improve food hygiene behaviours in rural households of Malawi
Chidziwisano Kondwani Regson, Mosler Hans, Slekiene Jurgita, Kumwenda Save, Morse Tracy
IFEH Academic Conference (2019)

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Professional activities

IFEH Academic Conference
Participant
9/4/2019
University of Malawi (External organisation)
Advisor
2019
IFEH World Environmental Health Congress
Keynote/plenary speaker
4/5/2016
University of Strathclyde - Chikwawa Dissemination Workshop
Organiser
12/2015
Presentation: Reactive: My Life, My Choice - empowering youth in Malawi
Invited speaker
26/9/2015
Thought Leadership Dialogue
Invited speaker
9/2015

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Projects

Drivers of Resistance in Uganda and Malawi: The DRUM Consortium
Morse, Tracy (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2021
WATERSPOUTT (H2020)
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
Scotland Chikhwawa Health Initiative (SCHI) - Healthy Settings
Beattie, Tara (Principal Investigator) Morse, Tracy (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2013 - 30-Jan-2016

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