I am a post-doctoral researcher on the Pathways to Equitable Healthy Cities project, a large international consortium project funded by the UK Wellcome Trust that aims to advance the science that underpins sustainable urban development and healthier lives.
My research explores designing a water consumption monitoring strategy using citizen science-based data collection techniques to better understand water consumption patterns, water quality, and related public health outcomes among different socio-economic groups in Sub-Saharan Africa and thereby inform future water management policy-making. There is a specific focus on studying the link between water and health in the city of Accra, Ghana.
This work builds on my PhD research with EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Sustainable Civil Engineering under the supervision of Prof Templeton and Dr Onof. My PhD investigated whether citizen science could be used as a tool to assess intermittent water supply systems in data-scarce settings. Intermittent Water Systems (IWS) provide water discontinuously in time and space – the provision of water is therefore unreliable and unsafe for direct consumption.
The aim of the research was to assist stakeholders in developing countries make better informed decisions on water supply management by providing them with data that would otherwise be too laborious and costly to obtain. The methodology was implemented in Kathmandu, Nepal.
I graduated from Imperial College London with an MEng in Civil Engineering in 2013.