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. Gary Straquadine

Vice Chancellor

Dr. Gary Straquadine was recently appointed Vice Chancellor for the USU Eastern campuses. His new role will build upon previous academic leadership experiences at three different Land Grant Universities – Utah State, Ohio State, and New Mexico State.…

Dr. Esther Gyedu-Akoto


Esther Gyedu-Akoto is a Research Scientist in the Cocoa Research Institute of Ghana with interests and expertise in the area of food product development. She was educated in Food Science at the University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.…

Abdulrazaq Abdulmajeed Adigun

Administrative Officer

Abdulrazaq Abdulmajeed Adigun holds a Master of Public Administration and BSc in Political Science. He began his career as a class instructor before joining the Nigeria Federal Civil Service as an Administrative Officer.…

Mufutau Akanmu Popoola


POPOOLA Mufutau Akanmu is my name.I had BSc (Hons) in Cooperatives Management and M.Sc in Business Administration from National Open university of Nigeria (NOUN) 2012 and 2015 respectively. I had postgraduate degree in education (PGDE) in National Teachers’ institute Kaduna 2016.…

S. Susanti

Food Technologist

S. Susanti, obtained her BSc. from the Department of Food Science and Technology, Bogor Agricultural University. She is now working in private sector as the food technologist.

Dr. Ting Wu


Ting Wu is currently working as a lecturer at China Agricultural University. She obtained her PhD from ChinaAgricultural University.



Prof. M. Sadiq Sohail is a lecturer at King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals, KSA.



M. P. Vittoria is a researcher at IRAT/CNR, Italy.

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Dr. Afaf Mubarak

Assistant Professor

Dr. Afaf Mubarak Mohamed is an assistant professor at the  Alhosn University, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Prof. Moushira E. Zaki


Moushira E. Zaki is a Professor of Human Genetics she was a Head of Department of Biological Anthropology, National Research Centre, Cairo, Egypt (2001–2008). Her research interest includes skeletal biology, biological anthropology, epidemiology, biostatistical genetics and population genetics.…

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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.…

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Dr. Kazi Parvez Fattah

Assistant Professor

Dr. Kazi P. Fattah is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the American University of Sharjah (AUS), Sharjah, U.A.E. He earned his Ph.D. and M.A.Sc. degrees at The University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.…

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Dr. Holger Schröd


Dr. Holger Schrödl works as a research assistant in the workgroup of business informatics at the Otto-von-GuerickeUniversity Magdeburg. His work covers architectural issues of information systems. Special interest is engineering methods for information systems design and applications.…

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Dr. Magda Mustafa Sadig

Associate Professor

Dr Magda Mustafa Sadig is Associate Professor at Future University. She is a researcher in Sudan fertility control Association. She is positive; proactive and results-driven senior relief officer. A development and project Coordinator in Sudanese Red Crescent.…

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Dr. Radya Osman


Radya Osman MD was born and raised in Khartoum, Sudan. She graduated from Khartoum University in 2008. She is proud to be the first Sudanese medical graduate ever accepted for a radiology residency training position at Indiana University, USA, and will be starting this in July 2015.…



Social Researcher

Maxine Hunte is a Social Researcher at the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services. she graduated from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago.…

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Dr. Rasha Shaker Abdul Wahab

Assistant Professor

Dr. Rasha Shaker Abdul Wahab received her PhD in Data Mining and Evolutionary Algorithm, from the Iraq University of Technology in 2005. She is currently Assistant Professor of Computer Science, College of Information Technology, Ahlia University.…

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Prof. John Adams

Head of Department

Professor Adams is the Head of Department of Economics at the British University in Egypt and was previously Director of the China-EU Research Centre based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He was also the Economic Policy Adviser to Age Scotland prior to joining the BUE.…