I have been designing, delivering and evaluating public health behaviour change programs throughout Asia, Africa, the Middle east and the Pacific for more than a decade. For the last 5 years of this I have been researching behaviour change related to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). I am particularly interested in programme design, qualitative and formative reserach methods, innovation, equity and inclusivity (with a focus on disability) and humanitarian crises.
Prior to working for LSHTM I spent five years doing community development work in remote Aboriginal communities in Australia. Following that I worked for four years in Papua New Guinea (PNG) firstly as a TB communication specialist and then as the National TB Program Manager for World Vision who were scaling up TB care throughout the country as part of a Global Fund Grant. I have a BA in Media, Society and Culture and a Masters in Public Health in Developing Countries. I am currently undertaking my PhD at LSHTM on hygiene behaviour change during humanitarian crises.