Miss Heather Purshouse

PhD Researcher

Biological and Environmental Sciences 3A135 Cottrell Building, Biological and Environmental Sciences, University of Stirling, Stirling, UK, FK9 4LA

Miss Heather Purshouse

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About me

MSc (Eng, Distinction), Water, Sanitation and Health Engineering,
University of Leeds (2013-2014)

BEng (Hons, 1st), General Engineering (Civil Stream),
Durham University (2010-2013)

Dr Richard Quilliam
Dr David Oliver
Professor Kate Hampshire
Dr Elizabeth Tilley

Start date: 1st October 2017


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. This project will explore opportunities and barriers for recovering value from faecal sludge using the city of Blantyre, Malawi, as a case study.

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Kaya C, Generalovic TN, Ståhls G, Hauser M, Samayoa AC, Nunes-Silva CG, Roxburgh H, Wohlfahrt J, Ewusie EA, Kenis M, Hanboonsong Y, Orozco J, Carrejo N, Nakamura S & Gasco L (2021) Global population genetic structure and demographic trajectories of the black soldier fly, Hermetia illucens. BMC Biology, 19, Art. No.: 94. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12915-021-01029-w