Imperial College London

Professor Michael Templeton

Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Professor of Public Health Engineering



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Michael R. Templeton is Professor of Public Health Engineering in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Imperial College London. His research focuses on addressing public health challenges related to water supply and sanitation. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers and has served on strategic advisory groups and technical review panels for the World Health Organization, the UK Research and Innovation Global Challenges Research Fund, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, and the Swedish Research Council. 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

Braun L, Sylivester Y, Dessalegne M, et al., 2020, Chlorination of Schistosoma mansoni cercariae, PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol:14, ISSN:1935-2727

Dewhurst RN, Furlong C, Tripathi S, et al., 2019, Evaluating the viability of establishing container-based sanitation in low-income settlements, Waterlines, Vol:38, ISSN:1756-3488, Pages:154-169

Angoua ELE, Dongo K, Templeton MR, et al., 2018, Barriers to access improved water and sanitation in poor peri-urban settlements of Abidjan, Cote 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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