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Alexander Messent Cairncross Edit Profile

also known as Sandy Cairncross

epidemiologist , public health engineer

Alexander Messent Cairncross, British public health engineer, epidemiologist. Recipient Annual medal International Association Water Pollution Research and Control, Kyoto, Japan. Youth liaison officer World Food Congress, The Hague, 1970. Fellow Royal Society Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (George McDonald medal 2008); member Institution Water and Environmental Management, Institution Civil Engineers.

Background

Cairncross, Alexander Messent was born on March 8, 1948 in London. Son of Alexander and Mary Frances (Glynn) Cairncross.

Education

Bachelor, University Cambridge, England, 1969. Doctor of Philosophy, University Cambridge, England, 1974.

Career

Water engineer Ministry of Works, Lesotho, 1974-1976. Research fellow London School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 1976-1977, senior lecturer, 1984-1992, reader, 1995-1999, professor environmental health, since 2000. Chief provincial water service Government of Mozambique, Quelimane, 1977-1978, chief sanitary engineering service Maputo, 1978-1982.

Chief studies and projects department Water & Sanitation Board, Mozambique, 1982-1984. Leader interagency team for dracunculiasis eradication United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund/World Health Organization, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 1992-1995. Member SCOWAR: International Council of Scientific Unions, Paris, 1994-1998.

Board member International Institute Environmental & Development, 1997—2004. Trustee Water Aid, 1999-2008. Chair advisory committee Glbal Sanitation Fund, since 2008.

Works

Membership

Youth liaison officer World Food Congress, The Hague, 1970. Fellow Royal Society Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (George McDonald medal 2008). Member Institution Water and Environmental Management, Institution Civil Engineers.

Connections

Married Lois Amelia Carter, August 25, 1984. Children: Alexandra, Christopher, Sophie.

father:
Alexander Cairncross

mother:
Mary Frances (Glynn) Cairncross

spouse:
Lois Amelia Carter

children:
Alexandra Cairncross

Christopher Cairncross

Sophie Cairncross