Network

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 admin@wasd.org.uk. 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. 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. Rayan Gaafar

Foundation Year 1 Doctor

Rayan is a foundation doctor who completed her training at Newcastle University. Between her fourth and fifth years, she completed a Masters of Research in Epidemiology. This involved a research project assessing the barriers that Sudanese women face when accessing antenatal care in Sudan.…

Jane Bailey

Researcher

Jane Bailey read her BSc degree in Human Nutrition at the University of Westminster, London and graduated with First Class Honours in 2010. The work described in this report is based on her final year project.…

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Cathryn Salisbury

Researcher

Cathryn Salisbury has recently graduated with first class BSc (Hons) in Human Nutrition from the University of Westminster. She received a UoW bursary award for her final year project, investigating the impact public health messages have on diet quality and lifestyle choices of women during pregnancy, considering quality and effectiveness in the dissemination of current messages.…

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Dr. Ibrahim Hassan Fahal

Consultant Nephrologist/Clinical Senior Lecturer

Qualified in Medicine, University of Khartoum 1981; Member, Royal College of Physicians (UK) 1990; MD, University of Liverpool 1997; Fellow, Royal College of Physicians (London) 2000; Fellow, Royal College of Physicians (Glasgow) 2001; elected Fellow, American Society of Nephrology 2010.…

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Dr. Mridula Chopra

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Mridula Chopra is a senior lecturer for the School of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences at the University of Portsmouth. She is Mechanistic investigations into the pathology of cancer and cardiovascular disease.…

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Dr. Mayada Abuaffan

Consultant in Public Health Medicine

Dr. Mayada Abu Affan Graduated  from Khartoum Medical School in the Sudan , completed foundation training and the MD in Obstetrics and Gynaecology   in the Sudan .  During her working in obstetrics and gynaecology she   became convinced that a combination of population and clinical perspectives are the most powerful approaches to improving   health and achieving   a bigger impact on health and health service quality, as a resulted she  entered the  Public Health higher specialist training programme in Scotland    and  obtained the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in 2006.…

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Tove Sørensen-Bentham

MBA Programme Leader

Tove has worked in senior management in the public and independent sectors since 1982 including 10 years as Assistant Chief Constable in the Danish national Police Service. She has an LLM and MSc in Social policy. …

Dr. Victor Joseph

Consultant

Victor Joseph is a Consultant in Public Health at Doncaster Council. He is the Deputy Chair of Public Health Africa, Special Interest Group of the UK Faculty of Public Health; Chair of Africa-UK Telemedicine Working Group and a founding member of Sudan Health Consultancy.…

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Dr. Adil Dafa’Alla

Specialist Member

Dr. Adil A. Dafa’Alla (Ph.D; C.Eng.; EurIng) has graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Khartoum, Sudan in 1981. He then did his postgraduate studies at the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST) in England, where he was awarded his Ph.D degree in 1988.…

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Prof. Dick Heller

Professor

Prof. Dick Heller is a medical graduate from London University and has worked in the UK, the US and Australia. He retired in 2006 from the post of Professor of Public Health in the University of Manchester, UK, having previously been Professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Community Medicine at the University of Newcastle, Australia.…

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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.…

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Dr. Osama Idris

Technical Sales Director

Osama H.M. Idris has been working with the Gum Arabic manufacturing and business for over 30 years (9 years with the Gum Arabic Company in the Sudan, and 21 years with the Spray Drying Gum Arabic Factory in UK).…

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Saifeldin B. Ali

Head

Mr Saifeldin B Ali is a highly experienced professional in Higher Education in the UK. He works as Head of the Postgraduate Department at the Cultural Office of the Embassy of Kuwait in London since 2001.…

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Jela Webb

Senior Lecturer

Jela Webb is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton Business School. She teaches and supervises at both undergraduate and post graduate levels. Her specialist area is in the field of Information and Knowledge Management. …

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Prof. Janet Druker

Professor

Janet Druker is a Professor at the University of Westminster, London, supporting research development within the Business School. Her most recent full-time post was as Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor at Canterbury Christ Church University where she was based from 2005 until December 2010, leading research across the University.…

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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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.…

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Dr. Puspa Raj Pant

Researcher

Puspa Raj Pant is a researcher at the University of the West of England, Bristol. His recent work is more on injury prevention and safety promotion, where he has used a range of approaches to achieve research objectives, from mixed-methods to community mobilization.…