WASD has built a strong network of researchers, policy makers, educators, consultants and employers from all parts of the world to exchange knowledge and experience and discuss current developments and challenges. This directory can be used to help find, support and collaborate with experts from the WASD network.

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Dr. Aisha Ansari

Doctoral Researcher

Aisha Ansari is a PhD candidate, at Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA, and a master’s degree in public health, MPH, was also completed at Capella. With a diverse administrative and professional background which includes business and finance, healthcare and education, spanning over 25 years.…

Prof. Ehsan Aly Badawy


Professor Ehsan Badawy is a professor in medical biochemistry. She has been worked in researches related to diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis and antioxidants and DNA damage.

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Prof. Pranav Desai


Pranav N. Desai, Professor, specializes in science, technology and international affairs and is currently engaged in teaching analysis in science and technology policy and technology futures analysis. Professor Desai holds a M.Phil and PhD in Science Policy Studies.…

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Prof. Andrea Santiago


Dr. Santiago is a Full Professor at the Management and Organization Department (MOD) of the Ramon V. del Rosario College of Business (RVR-COB) of De La Salle University (DLSU), which she now serves as Dean.…

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Dr. Andrew Spencer

Executive Director

Dr Andrew Spencer holds a PhD from the School of Tourism at Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom and was the first PhD graduate from the BU eTourism Lab. He completed his PhD in record time and his research focused on the determinants of technology adoption for travel retailers, with particular emphasis  on the strategic management implications and leadership imperatives for owner-managers.…

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Dr. Natasha Mortley

Lecturer and Research Specialist

I am a Sociologist, Developmentalist, Methodologist and Gender Expert. I have extensive experience in the field of International Development. I have engaged in a multi-disciplinary approach to key developmental challenges of particular relevance to developing countries, my work has inter alia focused on: global health, medical tourism, migration and diaspora studies, diaspora tourism, sports tourism, gender & development, gender & leadership, leadership in higher education, poverty alleviation, climate change, youth & delinquency in the Caribbean.…

Mohammed Musthaq Ahmed


Mohammed Musthaq Ahmed is working as Lecturer in the Department of Biotechnology at the Manipal University Dubai Campus, Dubai, United Arab Emirates. He received his BSc and MSc in the field Microbiology from Acharya Nagarjuna University, Guntur, India.…

Dr. Amal Sarsour

Assistant Professor

Amal Sarsour is an Assistant Professor (part-time) at the Master’s Program of Water and Environment, Al Azhar University, Gaza Palestine and the school of Public Health, Al Quds University, Palestine. She holds a Master of Public health and PhD in Environmental Health.…


Development Practitioner

Olateju Olaboade Kumuyi is a development practitioner at Africa Regional Centre for Information Science, University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Dr. Marlusa De Sevilha Gosling

Associate Professor

Dr. Marlusa de Sevilha Gosling  is an  Associate Professor of Marketing Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil


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Dr. Elisiana Malle

Research Fellow

Elisiana has broad experience in law, economics and finance. She is specialised in Energy economic Law, Trade and International Law. She has worked in private practice, academic institutions and international organizations both in Tanzania and Europe.…

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Dr. Michael Lewrick

Managing Partner

Dr. Michael Lewrick received his PhD from Napier University Edinburgh and holds an MBA from Bristol Business School. His research interests centres on the management issues related to the development and commercialisation of technological and business model innovation.…

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Dr. Josephine Anne Stein

Principal Research Fellow

Josephine Stein is a Principal Research Fellow in Innovation Studies at the University of East London in England. Her main research interests concern the interplay between science, technology and democracy, including global knowledge dynamics; science, international relations and security; expert-lay interactions in S&T-related civic affairs; computer ethics; and sustainable technological innovation.…




Dr. Hesham M. Ghashat is a Lecturer at Hey Allandulas Municipality, Tripoli, Libya. He obtained his PhD from Edinburgh Napier University, UK. Recently he is focusing on Education, Training & Consultancy works, with the capability of understanding the market needs and trend.…


Capacity Development Specialist

Habib Auwal Abubakar is Development Expert working for the African Development Bank, Tunis, Tunisia. He hold a Master’s Degree in Development Policy, from Korea Development Institute School of Public Policy and Management (KDI School) South Korea, Postgraduate Diploma in Banking and Finance from School of African and Oriental Study, University of London, United Kingdom.…

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Cathryn Salisbury


Cathryn Salisbury has recently graduated with first class BSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition from the University of Westminster. She received a UoW bursary award for her final year project, investigating the impact public health messages have on diet quality and lifestyle choices of women during pregnancy, considering quality and effectiveness in the dissemination of current messages.…

Dr. Khalid H. A. Siddig


Dr. Khalid Siddig is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Agricultural Economics of Khartoum University in Sudan. He obtained his B.Sc. in Computer Science from the IUA and M.Sc. in Computer Science from Alneelain University in Sudan.…