News 2013

October 2013


Discover Disgust

Disgust is a powerful emotion that has only recently become the subject of serious study. It plays a role in our everyday avoidances, in our hygiene, in our social relations, in our manners and even in our morality. Since disgust is the first line of defence against infection, it has been a major focus of study for the Hygiene Centre. Read all about it HERE.



September 2013


The Evolution of Disgust

Dr Valerie Curtis, Director of the Hygiene Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine discusses the 'Evolution of Disgust'.

Discover Disgust

Date: Thursday 26 September 2013
Time: 5:45 pm
Venue: South Courtyard Cafe, LSHTM, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
Type of event: Book Launch
Speaker(s): Dr Val Curtis

Join Dr Val Curtis at an evening reception to explore the vital role that disgust plays in disease prevention around the world.

For the full news item please click here.




October 2012


New Videos


What Drives Handwashing Behaviour?

Dr Valerie Curtis, Director of the Hygiene Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine discusses what drives us to wash our hands with soap.

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Food Hygiene: Why This Matters

Om Prasad Gautam, a PhD student at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, discusses the importance of food hygiene in Nepal.

For High Quality version please click HERE

Can Vaccination Be Used As An Entry Point for Hygiene Promotion?

In research conducted with WaterAid, Katie Greenland, a Research Fellow in the Environmental Health Group at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, discusses the feasibility of integrating hygiene promotion with vaccination campaigns.

For High Quality version please click HERE

Hygiene Wired Study: Screening of Interventions for Handwashing with Soap

Gaby Judah, a PhD student at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, explains the most effective motivators driving handwashing with soap at a UK motorway service station.

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Investigating the Psychological Determinants of Habit Formation

Gaby Judah, a PhD student at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, discusses the psychological determinants of habit formation using the example of a flossing habit.

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Is Diarrhoea Mainly Water Borne or Water Washed?

Professor Sandy Cairncross, who specialises in environmental health and disease control, talks about the surprising science behind whether diarrhoea is water borne or water washed.

For High Quality version please click HERE

New Publication

Ahead of Global Handwashing Day, the Hygiene Centre has updated estimates of the number of lives that can be saved by handwashing with soap... read more here




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