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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Basma Khalifa

Journalist

Basma Khalifa, graduated from Glasgow Caledonian university with a Degree in fashion business. Studying under a marketing, economic and business degree Basma, after graduating Worked in USA in high profile fashion events with a-list celebrities.…

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Dr. Adil Dafa’Alla

Specialist

Dr. Adil A. Dafa’Alla graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Khartoum, Sudan in 1981. He then did his postgraduate studies at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in England, where he was awarded his Ph.D degree in 1988.…

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Rudi Page

Chief Executive

Award-winning Management Consultant specialising in policy implementation for International Trade Support, Healthcare Management Systems, Workforce Development (Equalities) and Corporate Social Impact. Adviser, Ministry of Health and the Environment of the Government of Antigua and Barbuda.…

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Dr. Stephanie Mary SANDLAND

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Stephanie has been awarded a UEL Teaching Fellowship for excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment based on her work in developing electronic learning materials.  She is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.  …

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Prof. Fatemeh Rabiee

Professor

Prof Fatemeh Rabiee is a Professor of Public Health Promotion within the Faculty of Health, Birmingham City University. She has experience of working in the UK, Netherlands and in Iran as a practitioner, manager and as an academic in the field of Public Health Promotion.…

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Dr. Moneim Elhassan

Public Health Practitioner

Moneim Elhassan is Public Health Practitioner at Milton Keynes Council and Volunteer Tutor for Peoples Open Access Education Initiative, UK. He studied Medicine (MBBS) at the University of Khartoum, Master in Community Health from University of Liverpool and Master of Public Health from University of Nottingham.…

Cheryl Brown

Lecturer

Cheryl Brown is a lecturer, consultant and facilitator whose work focuses on using the theory and practice of marketing, communication and behaviour change in development research, communication and social change. She has nine years of experience working with online information and knowledge intermediaries in the development sector and specialises in strategic planning and using social marketing approaches to encourage uptake and sharing of development research.…

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Cordelia Osewa-Ediae

Senior Consultant

Cordelia Osewa-Ediae Following a first degree in Politics, Cordelia worked in the private sector before acquiring a second degree in Business Management. Graduating with a First Class and an Outstanding Achievement award, she joined the Digital Inclusion team at the UK Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) where her remit included managing relationships with key Digital Inclusion stakeholders.…

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Dr. Mayada Abu Affan

Consultant in Public Health Medicine

Dr. Mayada Abu Affan Graduated  from Khartoum Medical School in the Sudan , completed foundation training and the MD in Obstetrics and Gynaecology   in the Sudan .  During her working in obstetrics and gynaecology she   became convinced that a combination of population and clinical perspectives are the most powerful approaches to improving   health and achieving   a bigger impact on health and health service quality, as a resulted she  entered the  Public Health higher specialist training programme in Scotland    and  obtained the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in 2006.…

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Elmouiz Siddeg Hussein

Manufacturing Engineer

Elmouiz Siddeg Hussein is a Mechanical Engineering graduate of the University of Khartoum, Sudan (1999). He then gained some work experience as a Mechanical Engineer at a private workshop in North Khartoum, Sudan.…

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Prof. Dick Heller

Professor

Prof. Dick Heller is a medical graduate from London University and has worked in the UK, the US and Australia. He retired in 2006 from the post of Professor of Public Health in the University of Manchester, UK, having previously been Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Community Medicine at the University of Newcastle, Australia.…

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Dr. Om Kurmi

Senior Scientist

Om Kurmi is a Senior Scientist in Respiratory Epidemiology at the Clinical Trial Service Unit and Epidemiological Studies Unit (CTSU), Nu eld Department of Population Health, University of Oxford. His main research interest is environmental epidemiology of chronic diseases, particularly cardiorespiratory health in low and middle-income countries.…

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Dr. Sara Taha

Specialty Registrar

I am a speciality registrar in Neurosurgery working in London. I completed medical school at the University College of London and have been working in the NHS hospitals since graduation. I am particularly interested in sharing of knowledge, education and health equality.…

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prof. Dave Cavanagh

Head

Prof. Cavanagh is the Head of Corporate Affairs and Communication for the Institute for Animal Health, Editor-in-Chief of the journal Avian Pathology, Member of the Executive Committee of the World Veterinary Poultry Association, and Chairman of the UK Poultry Disease Group.…

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Anastasia Shevtsova

Impact and Insight Intern

UCL alumni, working in social enterprise and running my own sustainability blog. In hope to open my own venture in Tashkent, I network with finance and development professionals that seek and create innovations around the world.

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Amir Lebdioui

PhD Researcher

Amir Lebdioui is currently pursuing his PhD in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge. His research examines industrial policy to pursue structural transformation and economic diversification strategies in natural resource-rich countries.…

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Prof. Zahir Irani

Dean

Professor Zahir Irani is Dean of Faculty of Management and Law which is one of a select few Triple Accredited schools. He is a leading scholar at the University of Bradford with extensive publications and experience in the area of Food Security, eGovernment and information systems.…

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Dr. Mostafa Mohamad

Senior Lecturer

Senior Lecturer, Salford Business School. Research Interests: Technology adoption in International Business, e-Business, Information System Development, Mobile Financial Services, Innovation Systems, Institutional Theory, Participatory Development, ICT4D, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development.…