Sally Cawood

Geography Lecturer, Lancaster Environment Centre

Sally’s research and teaching sit at the intersection of human geography, urban studies, critical development studies, political ecology, and Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH) engineering. Over the past ten years, she has worked on interdisciplinary research projects on urban poverty and climate change, water and sanitation, and hazardous labour practices, including manual scavenging. She is currently the principal investigator on a UKRI-ESRC-funded project (2022-25) focusing on the historical (colonial) legacies and contemporary realities of those manually handling human waste in drains, pit latrines, septic tanks, and sewers in Bangladesh and India.