Dr Godwin Akpeimeh

Dr Godwin Akpeimeh


Godwin is a Research Fellow in the School of Civil Engineering with a focus on Public Health and Urban Sanitation. He is an associate of the Institution of Environmental Sciences (AMIEnvSc). His active research involves the public health impact of technical implementation of water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) infrastructure in the global south. In this role, Godwin is the lead researcher in the 3rd Phase of the Shit-Flow-Diagram (SFD) Project.  The SFD a tool that visualizes the flow of fecal matter in the urban environment, from the point of generation to final disposal. This tool has helped sanitation experts and policymakers set priority areas where investment in sanitation will produce the best health and environmental outcomes. Godwin also has interested in health risks associated with exposure to airborne and waterborne pathogens in urban settings.

Prior to becoming a Research Fellow, Godwin completed his Ph.D. at the University of Leeds in the School of Civil Engineering. His thesis explored the public health risk associated with exposure to airborne pathogens from solid waste management in developing countries. Furthermore, his research output has been presented at international conferences in North America and Europe and has been published in high-impact peer-review journals.


  • PhD in Public Health and Air Pollution
  • MSc in Environmental Engineering and Project Management
  • BEng in Agricultural and Bioresources Engineering

Professional memberships

  • Associate of the Institute of of Environmental Sciences