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 include all people who either participated in any of our various events (conferences, seminars, workshops, debates, etc) and/or contributed to one of our publications (books and journals). If you are interested in joining the WASD network directory, please  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 admin@wasd.org.uk.

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Dr. Leila Cheikh


Dr. Leila Cheikh is a Lecturer at the University of Oxford. She is a Director of  Field Studies (OMPHI) and Project Leader of (INTERGROWTH-21ST). Dr. Leila Cheikh is A key role that involved contributing to decision making, implementation and overall management of major research projects.…

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Prof. Xiaolan Fu


Xiaolan Fu is the Founding Director of the Technology and Management Centre for Development (TMCD), Professor of Technology and International Development and Fellow of Green Templeton College at the University of Oxford.…

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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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Dorcas Gwata

Global Health Consultant

Dorcas Gwata is a Global Health Specialist working with young people and families affected by gang culture in London, a project that extrapolates research  lessons from low income countries to high income countries, she has worked on the Zimbabwean Friendship Bench Project and she has extensive experience working in East Africa and Asia.  …

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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. Kerry Thomas


Dr. Kerry Thomas is a Consultant from the University of Oxford, UK.