Imperial College London

Dr Michael Templeton

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Reader in Public Health Engineering



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Dr Michael R. Templeton is a chartered civil engineer and Reader in Public Health Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. His research focuses on the occurrence and control of chemical and biological contaminants in water, innovative water treatment and sanitation technologies, and effective water supply and sanitation interventions in low-income countries. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and has served on technical and strategic advisory groups and review panels for the World Health Organization, the Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health, the UK Research and Innovation Global Challenges Research Fund, and the Swedish Research Council. He is an Associate Editor of the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology. He is also the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He holds a bachelor's degree with honours in engineering science and a PhD in civil-environmental engineering, both from the University of Toronto. 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Angoua ELE, Dongo K, Templeton MR, et al., 2018, Barriers to access improved water and sanitation in poor peri-urban settlements of Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, PLOS One, Vol:13(8):e0202928, ISSN:1932-6203

Grimes JET, Tadesse G, Gardiner IA, et al., 2017, Sanitation, hookworm, anemia, stunting, and wasting in primary school children in southern Ethiopia: baseline results from a study in 30 schools, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol:11:e0005948, ISSN:1935-2727

Grimes JET, Tadesse G, Mekete K, et al., 2016, School water, sanitation, and hygiene, soil-transmitted helminths, and schistosomes: national mapping in Ethiopia, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol:10:e0004515, ISSN:1935-2735

Furlong C, Gibson WT, Templeton MR, et al., 2015, The development of an onsite sanitation system based on vermifiltration: the 'Tiger Toilet', Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development, Vol:5, ISSN:2043-9083, Pages:608-613

Howitt P, Darzi A, Yang G-Z, et al., 2012, Technologies for global health, The Lancet, Vol:380, ISSN:0140-6736, Pages:507-535

Papafilippou N, Templeton MR, Ali M, 2011, Is there a role for external technical support in the community-led total sanitation (CLTS) approach?, International Development Planning Review, Vol:33, Pages:81-94

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