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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Tasneem Nagi

Architect

Tasneem Nagi is a MSc student at the Development Planning Unit, University College London. She is also an architect, research associate and co-founder of several youth-led grassroots movements operating around issues of climate change and post-disaster reconstruction.…

Veera Kristiina Salomaa

Researcher

Veera Salomaa holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Human Nutrition with First Class Honours from the School of Biosciences, University of Westminster. Veera is Registered Public Health Nutritionist. Veera works as a Nutritionist in Turku Finland in a private doctorate called Lääkäripalvelu Medina, whereas also at her own company called Nutrica and her future aspiration is to create an international career as a scientific freelance journalist and by participating to research studies to do with body compositional issues.

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Kate Godden

Lecturer

Kate Godden is a lecturer in the School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster. She is also a food security and nutrition adviser who has specialized in the humanitarian and development sectors since 1990.…

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Dr. Tillal Eldabi

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Tillal Eldabi Dr Eldabi is a senior lecturer at Brunel Business School, Brunel University, UK, and Director of the PhD without residence programme. He has a PhD in Simulation Modelling.…

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Geoff Thompson

Chair of Governors

Geoff Thompson MBE FRSA DL is Chair of Governors at the University of East London (UEL). Mr Thompson, a former world champion athlete and one of the country’s most respected sports administrators and youth activists. …

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Derek Taylor

Managing Director

Derek is a senior commercial management consultant working at Government, Board and Director level with hands on operational and strategic planning experience in health systems nationally and internationally. With a focus on the disadvantaged he has provided Management Consultancy and Technical Assistance to Governments and Policy makers in improving the delivery and sustainability of their national healthcare service. …

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Dr. Rawad Hammad

Researcher and Senior Education Solutions Analyst

Rawad Hammad is a Senior Education Solutions Analyst at King’s College London, with extensive experience on Software Engineering and Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) research and practice. Hammad contributed to various international research projects, led various international projects, published research articles and has been involved in conference programme committees.…

Jomana Khawandanah

Associate Nutrients

Jomana Khawandanah has completed an undergraduate course in Human Nutrition at the University of Westminster and a Masters course in Eating Disorders and Clinical Nutrition at University College, London. She is an Associate Nutritionist of the Association for Nutrition and a certified Sports Nutritionist of the International Society of Sports Nutrition.…

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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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Dr. Moonisah Usman

Associate Fellow

Moonisah Usman was awarded a BSc in Biomedical Sciences (First Class Honours) in 2014 from the University of Westminster (UoW), London. Her final year project evaluated the response of biomarkers of inflammation in saliva to moderate exercise in men.…

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Emily Fivian

MPH Student

I am a Master of Public Health (MPH) student at the Imperial College London, specialising in Global Health. My current research project (MPH thesis) is exploring the prevalence and determinants of the triple-burden of malnutrition among adolescents in India, with use of secondary data from the National Family Health Survey.…

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Christopher Chagnon

Assistant Director

Christopher Chagnon is the assistant director of the Centre for International Economic Law, Trade, and Development (CIELTD) at the London Centre of International Law Practice (LCILP). His personal interest and expertise is in social enterprise development, public private partnerships in the development context, and Sino-African trade and development.…

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Nuha Eltinay

Doctoral Researcher

Nuha Eltinay is a PhD Researcher at London South Bank University, Licentiate MRTPI and MA holder of Urban Planning studies from the University of Westminster, working towards the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in the Arab Region.…

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Dr. Basma ElSafi

Consultant

Basma ElSafi studied Medicine at the University of Bucharest, Romania. She is a Consultant in Acute Medicine
at Kings College Hospital in London. She holds MBBS, MD (MRCP equivalent), and the Diploma of the Faculty of Family Planning (DFFP).…

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Dr. Ihab Tewfik

Course Leader

Ihab is a Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) who has expertise in planning, implementing and evaluating sustainable nutrition-sensitive intervention programmes at population level. Ihab has developed an independent academic research career that underpins the pivotal role of nutrition science in modulating complications of global chronic diseases through tailored functional recipes (TFRs).…

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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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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.…

Regina Papp

Researcher

Regina Papp holds a First Class Honours BSc degree from the University of Westminster. After having worked as a financial analyst for years, her attention turned to health and nutrition. Currently working for Action for Blind People, her focus of research is how nutrition can help prevent or slow sight loss with further interest in how nutrition influences health outcomes and health risks to individuals and communities.…

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Andi Gaywood

Researcher

Andi Gaywood been employed as a Family Cards Worker and Social Work Instructor he went on to work in the field of IT and banking. During this time he developed a keen interest in nutrition, obesity and healthy living which motivated him to an undertaking and achieving first-class honour in a human nutrition degree.…