Network

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.

Interested in joining the WASD expert directory? Complete the application form. Please check your details in our directory after 48 hrs and if you can not find your name, please contact the directory coordinator at sheema@sussex.ac.uk.

You can also join the expert directories of our sister organisations: Middle Eastern Knowledge Economy Institute (MEKEI) and Sudan Knowledge (SK).

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Dr. Siham El-Kafafi

Director of Research

Dr Siham El-Kafafi comes with wide overseas industry experience and consultancy (i.e. medical, manufacturing and service industry) before becoming an academic for the past 18 years.  Her teaching experience plays a leadership role in the creation of high quality student experience in a wide range of business courses e.g.…

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Dr. Randolf Cooper

Dean

Randolf Cooper is the Dean, Royal Docks Business and Law School at the University of East London. He is a well known leader in management services and institutional sustainability. He has personally overseen the academic restructuring at higher education institutions and his leadership posts have included Campus Director and Vice-President of Academic Affairs. …

Dr. Baraa Tariq

Assistant Professor

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Prof. Lynette Louw

Deputy Dean

Lynette Louw, appointed in the Raymond Ackerman Chair of Management, Department of Management, former Head of Management Department, and current Deputy Dean, Faculty of Commerce at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa.…

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prof. Ammal Metwally

Head of Department

Prof. Ammal has experience in working with international agencies in Egypt as preventive medicine and behavioral change advisor for behavioral change in health and hygiene since 1997. She has been hired as advisor since 1997; for UNICEF (six years), Swiss Development Fund (one year), World Bank (two year) and Royal Netherlands Embassy (one year) and PLAN International (short assignments).…

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prof. Jerry Kolo

Professor

Jerry Kolo is a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning in the School of Architecture and Design at the American University of Sharjah (AUS), Sharjah, UAE. Prior to joining AUS in 2008/2009, he was a Professor at Florida Atlantic University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA, where he also founded and directed an applied research center, Center for Urban Redevelopment and Empowerment (CURE).…

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Prof. John Joughin

Vice Chancellor

Professor John J. Joughin was appointed as Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive of the University of East London in July 2013 with responsibility for all administrative and academic matters on behalf of the Board of Governors.…

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Dr. Hisham Abdelrahman

President

Hisham Yusuf Abdelrahman, a PhD holder and Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute (FCMI), a VIP member in the worldwide Who’s Who USA Registry of executives, professionals and entrepreneurs, is an experienced senior manager who leads H&H consultancy since 2001.…

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Dr. Nahlaa Khalifa

Assistant Professor

Nahlaa Khalifa is an assistant professor, at clinical nutrition department, faculty of applied medical sciences, king Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She takes her PhD in food science and nutrition.

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Hasan Ghura

Business Instructor

Hasan Ghura is a Business instructor at Box Hill College Kuwait. He attained his early education and high school studies in Kuwait, then moved to the United Arab Emirates and gained a Bachelor degree in Business Administration from University Of Sharjah in 2004.…

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Dr. Salwa Beheiry

Associate Professor

Salwa Mamoun Beheiry is an Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at the American University of Sharjah (UAE). Her research interests revolve around sustainable infrastructure and capital project performance. She is also a recipient of various prestigious honours and awards throughout her academic and industrial career.…

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Dr. Omer Elfaki

Associate Professor

Highly qualified medical educator with over 28 years of experience of teaching medical students of various disciplines in various institutes in Middle East, China and Africa, by putting to use the modern technology to deliver the concepts in a friendly environment.…

Dr. No̩mie Dominguez

Lecturer and consultant

Internationalization of SMEs and the implementation of gateway strategies

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Mustafa Sahban Al-Tekreeti

Researcher

Mustafa Sahban Al-Tekreeti was born in 1986, in Baghdad, Iraq. Mr. Al-Tekreeti moved to the United Arab Emirates in 2007. He graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science (BSc) in Civil Engineering from the University of Sharjah in 2011, and holds a Master’s of Science in Engineering Systems Management from the American University of Sharjah, since January 2015.…

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