Water and sanitation
Faecal sludge management
Menstrual waste management
BEng (Hons) General Engineering, Civil Stream – University of Durham (graduated 2013)
MSc (Eng) Water, Sanitation, and Health Engineering – University of Leeds (graduated 2014)
Variety of water and wastewater related placements in India and Nepal, with WaterAid, The World Bank, and the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) (2014-15)
Graduate Civil Design Engineer (wastewater division) – Mott MacDonald (2015-2016)
Research Assistant (solid waste management research group) – University of Leeds (2016-2017)
PhD student – University of Stirling (2017-present)
Active research projects:
Opportunities and barriers for recovering value from faecal sludge in African cities
Sustainable management of faecal sludge from pit latrines and other on-site sanitation systems in sub-Saharan Africa constitutes a serious public and environmental health challenge. My PhD project explores opportunities and barriers for recovering value from faecal sludge using the city of Blantyre, Malawi, as a case study. This includes: examining socio-cultural aspects of reusing human excreta in agriculture; evaluating innovative treatment strategies for faecal waste (such as fly larvae composting); and quantifying the interaction of menstrual waste with sanitation infrastructure and how improvements in the management of menstrual waste can be made.
Purshouse, H., Roxburgh, N., Jaworski, M., Sleigh, A., Kimani, D., Evans, B. (2017). The effects of water source accessibility and reliability improvements on water consumption in eastern Nairobi. Waterlines. 36(3), 204-215.