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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Prof. Verity Brown

PVC Impact and Innovation

Professor Brown comes to UEL from the University of St Andrews in Scotland, where she is a professor of behavioural neuroscience. From 2014-2016, Professor Brown was vice principal (enterprise and engagement) at St Andrews, where her work included leading the university’s enterprise strategy and guiding strategic development of externally-facing assets of the St Andrews’ estate. …

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Prof. Charles Dennis

Director of Research

Charles Dennis is a professor of marketing and retailing and Director of Research at Lincoln Business School, Lincoln, UK. His teaching and research area is (e-)retail and consumer behaviour. Charles is a chartered marketer and fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.…

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Dr. Dababrata Chowdhury

Director

Dr Dababrata Chowdhury (Daba) is an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Director of Middle East Research Centre (MERC) at UCS. He graduated from the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at Hacettepe University in Turkey and completed his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and PhD at Plymouth Business School.…

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Prof. Charles Egbu

Pro Vice Chancellor (Education and Experience)

Professor Egbu has over 25 years of experience in higher education. Prior to UEL he was the dean of the School of The Built Environment and Architecture at London Southbank University, where he also holds the chair in project management and strategic management in construction.…

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Ala Hassan Abbas Subhi

Journalist (Deceased)

Ala Subhi has been working as a Broadcast Journalist and Duty Editor for the BBC Arabic Service in London for more than 10 Years. He worked as a broadcast journalist for the last 18 years in Khartoum, Lyon and London working for Sudan Radio and TV, Euronews, Amnesty International and the BBC.…

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Steve Kenzie

Executive Director

Steve has managed the Secretariat of the UN Global Compact Network UK since 2008, providing support for UK-based endorsers of the UN’s corporate sustainability framework. He was previously a Programme Director at the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) leading projects across a wide range of responsible business issue areas.  …

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Prof. Gordon MacKerron

Professor of Science and Technology Policy

Gordon MacKerron was Director of SPRU from 2008 until the end of 2013 and is now Professor of Science and Technology Policy. He was previously Director of the Sussex Energy Group at SPRU from April 2005 to November 2008.…

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Dr. Shova Thapa Karki

Lecturer

I am a lecturer in entrepreneurship and sustainability at the University of Sussex. I have expertise in the areas of biodiversity conservation, protected area management, sustainable entrepreneurship, women entrepreneurship.

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Nagi Idris

Director

Nagi is a senior international lawyer and Fellow of the International Bar Association, with over 19 years of legal consultancy experience. He received his LLB (Hons) from the University of Khartoum, and attended the CPE Conversion Law Course at the City University London.…

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Dr. Temidayo Akenroye

Senior Manager

Temi is an expert with over 10 years’ experience in the fields of sustainability and supply chain management. He is currently a senior procurement manager with the NHS, where he helped the governments streamline procurement processes to achieve excellence in supply chain, sustainability goals, cost savings and value for money.…

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Dr. Meera Tiwari

Associate Professor

Dr. Meera Tiwari is associate professor of international development studies at the University of East London, where she leads the Master of Science program in NGO and Development Management.

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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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Sarah Collymore

Headteacher and National Leader of Education

I have worked in inner city London schools for 15 years tackling educational disadvantage. In 2016, I became a National Leader of Education in the UK which enables me to support schools across the country to achieve best possible outcomes for all children.…

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Councillor Garry Peltzer Dunn

Mayor

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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. Isameldin M. H. Izzeldin

Consultant Neurologist & Clinical Neurophysiologist

Dr Isameldin M. H. Izzeldin graduated in 1994 with an MBBS from the University of Khartoum, Sudan. He was medically trained in Sudan then Saudi Arabia, where he became Senior Neurology Resident at the Tertiary Neuroscience Center in Riyadh.…

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Prof. David Budgen

Professor

Prof. David Budgen’s research interests include: evidence-based software engineering (EBSE); evidence informed software development (EISD); and software design. A long-term research interest has been the study of software design practices, and David is the author of the textbook Software Design, now in its second edition (2003), and published by Pearson Addison Wesley.

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Dr. Alex Bowen

Principal Research Fellow

Alex Bowen recently joined the new Grantham Research Centre on Climate Change and the Environment at the London School of Economics and Political Science as Principal Research Fellow. He is particularly interested in the design of policy regimes for tackling harmful climate change and in their macroeconomic consequences, including impacts on labour markets, firms and natural resource pricing.…

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Andrew Law

Director

Delivering online to 12m people a year. Leading the strategy and delivery of the OU’s public, online learning. Also lead OU commercial and corporate/CPD learning services supplying to business and government around the world. …