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Dr Diogo Gomes Da Silva

Mr, PhD Environmental Microbiology, MSc Water and Environment Management, BEng Fisheries


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Research interests

My areas of research interest include health-related water microbiology, microbial source tracking (MST), waterborne disease control, water and sanitation safety plans, bathing water quality, water eutrophication and shellfish safety.

Approach to teaching

Modules that I delivered at Brighton include Environmental Pollution  at undergraduate level and Water Treatment Technology and Wastewater Treatment Technology on our master’s programme in Water and Environmental Management. I also supervise local and overseas fieldwork along with undergraduate and master’s level dissertations.

I like to engage with my students by delivering informative lectures supported by a variety of visual aids. I also like to guide my students towards the most relevant books and peer-reviewed journals and I use a wide variety of case studies from my research group’s work in water and sanitation in South America, Africa and Asia.

I expect my students to participate actively in my lectures, taking notes, asking questions and helping each other. I also expect them to read widely and to keep themselves updated with the most recent research advances in their field of study.

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Research Output

  • 5 Article
  • 1 Other contribution

A longitudinal study of the association between domestic contact with livestock and contamination of household Point-of-Use stored drinking water in rural Siaya County (Kenya)

Trajano Gomes da Silva, D., Ebdon, J., Okotto‑Okotto, J. OO., Ade, F., Mito, O., Wanza, P., Thumbi, S. M., Kwoba, E., Mwangi, T., Yu, W. & A. Wright, J., 7 Sep 2020, In : International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health. 230, 113602.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
  • An Assessment of Inter‑Observer Agreement in Water Source Classification and Sanitary Risk Observations

    Okotto‑Okotto, J. OO., Wanza, P., Kwoba, E., Yu, W., Dzodzomenyo, M., Thumbi, S. M., Trajano Gomes da Silva, D. & A. Wright, J., 24 Dec 2019, In : Exposure and Health.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Assessment of Recommendation for the Containment and Disinfection of Human Excreta in Cholera Treatment Centers

    Gomes Da Silva, D., Ebdon, J. & Taylor, H., 22 Jan 2019, In : Water. 11, 2, 188.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • Assessment of recommended approaches for containment and safe handling of human excreta in emergency settings

    Gomes Da Silva, D., Dias, E., Ebdon, J. & Taylor, H., 26 Jul 2018, In : PLoS ONE. 13, 7, p. 1-20 20 p., e0201344.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access