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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 siham@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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Graham Clifford

Senior Lecturer

Graham is a senior lecturer and teaches on the MBA and postgraduate courses, also acting as dissertation supervisor. Graham leads the Strategy subject group and takes a keen interest in management buy-outs, family businesses, turnaround, venture capital, and acquisitions and mergers.…

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Dr. Sundus Tewfik

Pharmaceutical Scientist

Dr. Sundus Tewfik is the Course Leader for Herbal Medicinal Sciences at the Faculty of Life Sciences, School of Human Sciences, London Metropolitan University. As a Pharmaceutical scientist, she lectures on conventional and herbal pharmacology.…

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David Otto

Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime Expert

David Otto is the Founding Director of TGS Intelligence Consultants Ltd and the Founder of the Conflict Resolution Programme – Step In Step Out (SISO) based in the United Kingdom. David’s Work focuses on political Instability, Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime – from vulnerabilities –radicalisation – extremism – violent extremism and counter narrative awareness solutions between the West and Africa dynamics. …

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Jadia Osman

TV Presenter/Producer

Understanding that, presenters are the public face of television, entertaining and informing audiences on national and regional television, and satellite and cable channels, my profile was developed under these considerations. I have good experience working with most kinds of live or recorded programs, also I consider myself as programs producer and broadcast journalist working at newsroom as well, I’ve worked with different program such as news and current affairs; art bulletin news; music shows; chat shows; special interest programs such as travel or history documentary. …

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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.…

Dr. Joanne Fiona Murray

Researcher

Joanne Fiona Murray is a graduate of the University of Sydney where she first completed a BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science specialising in the animal production and then completed a PhD.…

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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. Keith Perks

Reader

Keith Perks has an MBA from Manchester Business School and a PhD in International Marketing from Loughborough University. He researches in the fields of international marketing, international entrepreneurship and CSR communications and has published his work in the International Business Review, Journal of Business Research and Strategic Change among others.…

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Prof. Therese Hesketh

Professor

Professor Therese Hesketh is a Professor in Global Health specialising in the impact of difficult circumstances on the health and psychosocial well-being of children; reproductive health, demographic change and health systems in China.…

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Victoria Richards

Senior Lecturer

Vicky Richards is a senior lecturer in organisational behaviour and human resource management and is course leader for the MSc Human Resource Management. As previous course leader for the MA in Personnel and Development, Vicky has extensive experience in teaching students working in professional HR roles and has subject expertise in employee relations, employee reward and strategic and international HRM.…

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Dr. Orla Kennedy

Teaching and Learning Dean

Dr. Orla Kennedy is Teaching and Learning Dean at Reading University. She has secured funds for educational projects, focused on careers and employability and leading the Universities Science Skills project. She is co-investigator BBSRC Advanced training partnership bid, which will allow Food and Nutritional Sciences to develop courses at all levels for the food industry. …

Dr. Huda H. Mohamed

Director in Public Health

Huda H. Mohamed studied Medicine at Ain Shams University, Cairo. She completed the Master in Community Medicine, University of Khartoum and UK Specialist Training in Public Health. She is a Fellow of the Faculty of Public Health and has experience in medical education, leadership development, communicable disease control, prevention and surveillance.…

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Folashade Alloh

Researcher

Folashade Alloh holds an MSc in Public health and is currently a Postgraduate Researcher at Bournemouth
University. Her research interests are in Type 2 diabetes among African migrants, and she is currently looking at how environment and lifestyle factors in uence the development and management of the condition among the black and ethnic minority population in the UK.

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H. E. Dr. Fawzan AlFares

Head of Office

Dr. Fawzan AlFares is a PhD graduate from Brunel University. He completed his thesis on ‘Optimisation Algorithms on Quantum Computing Principles’ in 2004 and is currently working at the Embassy of the State of Kuwait as the Head of the Kuwait Cultural Office, based in London.…

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Amrit Banstola

Researcher

Amrit Banstola is a health researcher from Nepal. He currently leads the Department of Research and Training at Public Health Perspective Nepal and edits its monthly newsletter. His research interests include noncommunicable diseases, injury, nutrition, child health, climate change, policy analysis and health economics.

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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.…

Prof. Zahir Irani

Head of the Business School

Professor Zahir Irani is the Head of the Business School at Brunel University (UK). He consults for the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM) in the UK as well as international organizations such as HSBC, Royal Dutch Shell Petroleum, BMW and Adidas.…

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Dr. Abdeen Mustafa Omer

Associate Researcher

Dr Abdeen Mustafa Omer (BSc, MSc, PhD) is an Associate Researcher at Energy Research Institute. He obtained both his PhD degree in the Built Environment and Master of Philosophy degree in Renewable Energy Technologies from the University of Nottingham.…

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Leslie Arthur

Principal Lecturer

Leslie Arthur is a Principal Lecturer and Teaching and Learning Coordinator for the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment. His interests are in teaching practice and research; this is reflected in over 90 outputs; all roles have been with national validating bodies working as an examiner, editor, writer and verifier.…