The Project Team

The project team comprises two UK and two Kenyan research organisations,
who together have the expertise needed to deliver this multi-faceted project.

The research group at the Kenya Medical Research Institute have a long track record in studying zoonotic disease transmission from livestock to humans, whilst staff at the Victoria Institute for Research on Environment and Development International in Kenya have substantial experience of working with local communities to study water resource management.

The Environment and Public Health Research Group at University of Brighton have over many years developed microbial source tracking techniques for distinguishing contamination from different sources. This is particularly relevant in this project to understanding contamination hazards from livestock versus human sources.

The team are coordinated through the University of Southampton, who have expertise in using geospatial (mappable) data to tackle water-related public health issues. Together, the team brings together the expertise in livestock, water resources and public health needed to look at the complex contamination pathways from livestock via domestic water to people.

The Team members list:

jim-wright-s
Jim Wright
University of Southampton
joseph-s
Joseph Okotto-Okotto
VIRED International
huw-s
Huw Taylor (deceased)
University of Brighton
jess-s
Jessica Floyd
University of Southampton
Thumbi Mwangi
Thumbi Mwangi
Kenya Medical Research Institute
diogo-s
Diogo Trajano Gomes Da Silva
University of Brighton

nicola-w
Nicola Wardrop
University of Southampton
elkanah-otiang
Elkanah Otiang
Kenya Medical Research Institute

The Team Consortium
VIRED International

VIRED International

Kenya Medical Research Institute

Kenya Medical Research Institute

University of Southampton
University of Brighton