Research and expertise

My current research is based on urban sanitation, faecal sludge management, focusing on services emptying and transporting faecal sludge.

Investigating several cities in Sub-Saharan Africa, my PhD looks into the regulation of these services and how they can be safely provided to all.

I am also interested in management and governance issues in the water and sanitation sector.

Recent publications

  • Scott, R., Scott, P., Hawkins, P., Blackett, I., Cotton, A. and Lerebours, A. (2019) Integrating Basic Urban Services for Better Sanitation Outcomes. Sustainability, 11(23), 6706.
  • Wehn, U., Collins, K. and Lerebours, A. (2018) Stakeholder engagement in water governance as social learning: lessons from practice. Water International, 43, 34–59.


I hold a master's degree in Political Science and a master's degree in International Relations from La Sorbonne University.

Before joining the Water Engineering and Development Centre (WEDC) at Loughborough University, I worked as a consultant for NGOs and International Organisations on Water and Sanitation Governance, in both emergency and development contexts in Africa and Asia.

After one year as a Research Associate on the Shit Flow Diagram project, I am now a Doctoral Researcher on urban sanitation.