Dr Julie Fisher BA, MA, PhD
Julie is a Social and Information Scientist with over 18years experience in academic research, publication and teaching, producing more than 70 technical papers, books and other publications. For the past 16 years, she has played a key role in information management relating to water supply and sanitation at WEDC, concerned with all aspects of communication and dissemination of research in the development sector, and was lead author of the DFID-funded Spreading the Word Further. From 2000 to 2003, she was editor of the DFID Urbanisation newsletter. As both author and editor, she was central to the production of the WELL Resource Centre Briefing Note series. One of these reflects her interest in the historical investigation of water supply and sanitation services. In 2006, she was author of the WSSCC-commissioned For Her it's the Big Issue which was supported by the Women Leaders for WASH initiative and used as an international advocacy tool, translated into four languages. As an academic article, this was given an Institution of Civil Engineers award for papers in 2008. She is currently a member of the Waterlines Journal Editorial Advisory Board and the ICE Municipal Engineer Editorial Panel.