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MEKEI, in conjunction with 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 network.

Interested in joining the 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 . You can also join the expert directories of our sister organisation: World Association for Sustainable Development (WASD) and Sudan Knowledge (SK).

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Dr. Leila Cheikh

Lecturer

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.…

Dr. Nafisa Hussein Baldo

Associate Professor

Nafisa Hussein Baldo is currently working as Associate Professor of Plant Pathology in the Agricultural Research Corporation in Sudan. She was awarded her BSc from the University of Khartoum, her MSc from Wageningen Agricultural University and her PhD from the University of Khartoum.…

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Dr. Hassan Hamdoun

Research Fellow

Research Fellow at Natural and Computing Sciences, University of Aberdeen. Working on data analysis and Complex networks modelling and optimisation with applications to Communications networks, Health, broadband networks, Information Communications Technology (ICT)  Energy Management and internet of things (IOT)-based networks. …

Ghaniyah Odunola Ajibola

Researcher

Ghaniyah Odunola Ajibola is a researcher and PhD student at the University of Ibadan, Department of Food Technology.

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Dr. Rabie Saidi

Lead Data Scientist

Rabie Saidi is a Lead Data Scientist in the European Bioinformatics Institute in Cambridge, UK. He conducts research and development in the intersection of data mining, big data, machine learning and bioinformatics.…

Dr. Eman Elish

Lecturer

Dr Eman Elish is a lecturer and the Department of Economics, Faculty of Business Administration, Economics and Political science, The British University in Egypt (BUE).

Dr. Krishnamurthy Nagendra Prasad

Senior Research Fellow

Dr. Krishnamurthy Nagendra Prasad performed this experiment and worked as Post Doctoral Fellow at Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University Putra Malaysia, Malaysia. Currently, he is working as Research Fellow at Monash University, Chemical Engineering Discipline, School of Engineering, Jalan Lagoon Selatan, 46150 Bandar Sunway, Selangor, Malaysia

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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prof. W Paul Davies

Deputy Vice Chancellor

Paul Davies is Professor of Agricultural Systems and previously graduated from the universities of Wales; Exeter and East Anglia in the UK with degrees in agriculture; agricultural botany; crop protection and post-harvest biology.…

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Prof. Jason Githeko

Associate Professor

Professor Jason M. Githeko is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, Egerton University, Njoro, Kenya. He received his PhD in Computer Applications in HRD from the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, United States.…

Abd Elmagied S. Merghani

Researcher

Abd Elmagied S. Merghani (MSc) works in diagnostic radiology at the Royal Care International Hospital, Sudan. His current areas of interest and research programmes are related to radiology studies in computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).

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Abdul Salam Seid Ahmed

Solicitor and Notary Public

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

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Dr. Julie Brimbecombe

Associate Professor

Dr. Julie Brimbecombe is a Senior Research Fellow at the Menzies School of Health Research and is nutrition team leader in the Wellbeing and Preventable Chronic Diseases Division. She also holds a Heart Foundation Future Leader Fellowship.…

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Anass Hamad El neel

Lecturer

Dr. Yi Wang

Assistant Professor

Yi Wang is currently working as Assistant Professor at the China Agriculture University. She obtained her PhD from the China Agriculture University. She has published several articles in regional and international journalism areas related to iron deficiency response.

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Dr. Jamal Al-Akkad

Consultant

Jamal Al-Akkad after an exciting and challenging decade as an entrepreneur from 1980s to 1990s, he took different paths working on several interesting and challenging assignments. He decided to revert to entrepreneurship and is currently an investor in SMEs in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), consultant and mentor in entrepreneurship, SMEs development and IP commercialisation he also delivers lectures in entrepreneurship and Ideation mind mapping.…

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Dr. George Grimble

Principal Teaching Fellow

Dr George Grimble has been working in the area of Clinical Nutrition since 1980 with a special emphasis on clinical gastroenterology research, intensive care medicine and nutrition in older people. He is currently Principal Teaching Fellow at UCL in the Centre for Gastroenterology & Nutrition in the Division of Medicine.…

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Dr. Mark Hughes

Reader

Mark is the Business School’s Reader in Organizational Change with all of his research, teaching scholarship and external engagement focusing upon this field. Research – Mark is the Deputy Director of the Centre for Research on Management and Employment (CROME).…

Prof. Fawzia H. Hussien

Professor

Fawzia H. Hussien is a Professor Emeritus of Biological Anthropology, National Research Centre, Cairo. He received his Diploma of Children Diseases from Faculty of Medicine, Ain Sham University and PhD of Physical Anthropology from the Department of Anthropology, Faculty of Natural Sciences, Commenius University, Bratislava CSSR.…