Jamie joined the Institute of Development Studies in October 2014. He is the Research Officer for the CLTS Knowledge Hub and is engaged in a number of different research areas connected to Community-Led Total Sanitation (CLTS).
He is currently focusing on CLTS and other sanitation projects using participatory methods in urban communities. Through this work he is identifying common problems and opportunities that can help inform practice of new and existing projects. He is also interested in potential areas of cross-learning between rural and urban practice.
Other research includes rural faecal sludge management and the handling of infant and child faeces. He is also engaged with the Hubs ongoing work on sustainability.
His focus is global and he is interested in all CLTS and similar approaches being used throughout Africa, Asia and the Pacific. Prior to joining IDS he spent time in India conducting qualitative research on rural sanitation in Bihar.