The SLH Team
Find out who the nine members of the Sanitation Learning Hub team are and what they do.
Jamie has been at IDS for five years specialising in research and learning that supports the strengthening of sanitation and hygiene practice and policy. His background is cross-disciplinary with a MSc in Environment and Sustainability Science and a BA in History.
Naomi is the Programme and Communications Manager for the SLH at the Institute of Development Studies. She is the lead editor and designer of SLH publications, and co-edited the book ‘Sustainable Sanitation for All: Innovations and Insights’.
Robert is a nomad in search of blind spots and participatory methodologies. He has been based in IDS since 1969 and a research associate since retiring in 1997. Among his books is 'Rural Development: Putting the Last First' (1993).
Elaine manages the SLH website, newsletter and social media channels, facilitates learning and sharing activities, creates engaging video and written outputs, and leads on visual methods research.
Mimi is a Research Officer with the Hub, working on timely, relevant and actionable learning activities in the sanitation and hygiene sector. She previously worked for a number of NGOs designing and implementing WASH programmes across Africa and Asia.
Ruhil is a Research Officer at the Sanitation Learning Hub, working towards participatory research and action learning in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector. Ruhil’s academic background is in social science and development related research.
Gian is a Research Officer with a passion for innovative, sustainable and equitable WASH, and for bridging gaps between knowledge and practice. Gian has a broad range of experience in the development sector spanning 15 years. He has a multidisciplinary background, with an MA in philosophy and an MSc in water and environmental management.
Alice is a communications and knowledge professional, working part-time with the Sanitation Learning Hub, alongside projects focused on health and epidemics, conflict, migration, and participation. Alice’s academic background is in literature and languages (Spanish and Portuguese).
Meet our wonderful collaborators who are vital to our work.
Find out more about our range of research approaches. These aim to draw attention to urgent knowledge gaps, blind spots and emerging questions, often at a critical point in time, to support policy-makers, practitioners and partners in navigating and responding swiftly.