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)




A novel ESBL colilert system for environmental surveillance of AMR bacteria at markets in LMICs
Masoamphambe Effita, Cocker Derek, Feasey Nicholas, Berendes David, Kirby Amy, Chidziwisano Kondwani Regson, Panulo Mindy, Morse Tracy
UNC Water and Health (2021)
Community exposure assessment to anti-microbial resistance (AMR); case study of Malawi
Mwapasa Taonga, Mphasa Madalitso, Cocker Derek, Feasey Nicholas, Morse Tracy
UNC Water and Health (2021)
Research brief : amplifying local voices to reduce failure in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector
Barrington DJ, Sindall RC, Chinyama A, Morse T, Sule MN, Beale J, Luwe K, Malolo R
Why shit happens : amplifying the voices of frontline WASH professionals to reduce failure in the sector
Sindall RC, Chinyama A, Sule M, Morse T, Beale J, Barrington DJ
42nd Water Engineering and Development Centre International Conference (2021)
Exposure to air pollution in rural Malawi : impact of cooking methods on blood pressure and peak expiratory flow
Mabonga Fiona, Beattie Tara K, Luwe Kondwani, Morse Tracy, Hope Caitlin, Beverland Iain J
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health Vol 18 (2021)
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)

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Professional activities

Side event: One-health WASH and AMR: Is the apoocalypse coming?
Peking University Globex Summerschool: Sustainability Theory and Practices
Seminar series: Accelerating progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals in the post-COVID era: the contribution of Universities
Leave No One Behind: A roadmap to build back better
University of Malawi College of Medicine COVID Research Dissemination Conference
Seminar series: Strathclyde Sustainable Development Showcase

More professional activities


VIP4SD: Building Pandemic Resilience (£10K)
Perry, Marcus (Principal Investigator) Roberts, Jen (Co-investigator) Morse, Tracy (Co-investigator) Vlachakis, Christos (Research Co-investigator)
This VIP4SD project will develop methods of using Indoor Environmental Quality metrics to rapidly inform best practice for managing and designing buildings to enhance the health and wellbeing of occupants, initially by informing short- and long- term COVID-19 disaster responses.
Sustainable Plastic Attitudes to benefit Communities and their Environments (SPACES)
Morse, Tracy (Principal Investigator)
04-Jan-2021 - 03-Jan-2025
Sanitation for Urban Inclusion, Transformation and Equity (SUITE) (GCRF)
Morse, Tracy (Principal Investigator)
Sanitation for Urban Inclusion, Transformation and Equity (SUITE)
01-Jan-2019 - 28-Jan-2021
Establishing an interdisciplinary network to address barriers to sanitation and hygiene among fishing communities of Africa?s Great Lakes (GCRF Networking Grant)
Beattie, Tara (Principal Investigator) Morse, Tracy (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2019
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

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