Sally Cawood joined the Department of Urban Studies and Planning in July 2019 as a Global Challenges Research Fellow. She currently leads a Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) funded project with WaterAid on sanitation workers in India and Bangladesh.

From 2017-19, Sally worked at the University of Leeds as a Research Fellow in Urban Sanitation. She completed her PhD at the Global Development Institute (GDI), University of Manchester in 2017 on the role of Community Based Organisations (CBOs) in accessing, managing and maintaining water and sanitation facilities in low-income urban settlements, and scaling-up to demand land tenure and housing rights in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Sally has a BA in human geography and MA in international development (social policy and social development), and uses applied ethnography to speak to broader discourse, policy and practice.

Sally’s main research interests include; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) provision in low-income settlements; labour rights; gender and participation; collective action, Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and urban governance; housing and land tenure insecurity. Sally has interdisciplinary research experience in Bangladesh, India, Uganda and Tanzania.

Further information about Sally can be found here.