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Heather Roxburgh

PhD student, University of Stirling

I’m a PhD student at the University of Stirling. My research explores socio-cultural issues relating to menstrual absorbent materials, faecal sludge management, and sanitation and solid waste infrastructure. My background is in wastewater engineering, but these days I mostly use methods from anthropology and sociology.


  • –present
    PhD student, University of Stirling


  • 2014 
    University of Leeds, Water, Sanitation, and Health Engineering MSc (Eng)
  • 2013 
    Durham University, General Engineering (Civil Stream) BEng (Hons)


  • 2020
    Being shown samples of composted, granulated faecal sludge strongly influences acceptability of its use in peri-urban subsistence agriculture, Resources, Conservation and Recycling X
  • 2020
    Power, danger, and secrecy - a socio-cultural examination of menstrual waste management in urban Malawi, PLoS ONE