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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Prof. Habin Lee


Professor Habin Lee Professor Lee has a Chair in Analytics and Operations Management at  Brunel Business School and has received a PhD in Management Engineering and MEng in Management Science from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology).…

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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.…

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Dr. Amal Abuzeinab


Dr. Amal Abuzeinab is VC2020 Lecturer in Architecture with specialism in low passive energy design. Funded by EPSRC, Amal has awarded her PhD in 2015 from University of Salford. Her thesis title was Implementing Green Business Models in the UK Construction Industry: Opportunities and Challenges.…

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Dr. Jyoti Navare

Associate Professor

Dr. Jyoti Navare is a Doctor of Philosophy in Risk Management (Southampton University), MBA, a Fellow of the Chartered Insurance Institute, Associate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.…

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Francis Mwanza

Head of Office

Francis Mwanza is a communications specialist working for the world’s largest humanitarian agency, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) – saving lives in emergencies and changing lives for millions through sustainable development.…

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Geeta Sinha

Doctoral Researcher

I am a social development professional with twenty years of consultancy experience in different issues of poverty, livelihood, education, gender and development. My research experiences, expertise and interests are around sustainable development, green economics, mining and industrialisation, FDI, violence against women and indigenous development policies.…

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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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Mohamed Osman


I have over 10 years’ experience in human vaccine testing, development and research. My works were done in collaborative environment between first class universities and global vaccine manufacturing companies such as GSK and Sanofi. …

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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. Randolf Cooper


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. …

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Dr. Souad Mohamed

Senior Lecturer

Dr Souad Mohamed is a senior academic with over eleven years’ experience in Higher Education teaching on various courses related to Business Management at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She currently holds three key roles at the University of Westminster as a Senior Lecturer of Business Information and Knowledge Management, the Leader of International Projects Group for the School of Applied Management, and the Middle East Representative for Westminster Business School.…

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Dr. Jane Naufahu


Dr. Jane Naufahu is a Graduated from the University of Westminster with a first class Honours degree in Nutrition and Exercise Science and thereafter undertook a PhD which focused on the role of circulating Melanin Concentrating Hormone (MCH) in humans.…

Dr. Margaret Lawson


Dr. Margaret Lawson is a State registered dietician since 1969, MSc in Human Nutrition, and PhD in Clinical Biochemistry (1990). A fellow of the British Dietetic Association in 2001 and A Postgraduate certificate in Allergy was awarded by Southampton University in 2004.…

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Mohammed Alleasir

Executive Engineer

Executive engineer in the financial sector, graduated as Digital Electronic and computing and work into private and public sectors in UK. Started as IT engineer in Samsung Electronics Research Institute and them moved moved to IT services in Logica/CGI as IT constant,  providing services to clients in both public and private organisations.…

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Dr. Okeoma John-Paul Okeke


Professional experience in teaching in a variety of Business Management, Leadership and Human Resource Management modules. Personally driven with an ability to inspire, motivate and challenge students and project teams to achieve their potential.…

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Dan-Sallau Yahaya


Dan-Sallau has extensive public and private sector experience spanning over twenty (20) years in both Nigeria and the United Kingdom. He has had a successful career in retail and investment banking.…

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Andrew Brown


Born and raised in New Zealand, I spent a year in New York working for New Zealand’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in various roles including as a negotiator in the 5th committee, and in the Special Committee on Peacekeeping Operations.…

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Abdul Salam Seid Ahmed

Solicitor and Notary Public

Mr Seid Ahmed is originally from Sudan. He came to the UK in 1989 as a young student. He completed his LLB in 1995 and postgraduate diploma in 1997. He then qualified as solicitor in 2000 and set up his own firm.…