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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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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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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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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. …

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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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Dr. Claire Robertson

Senior Lecturer

Dr. Claire Robertson has a degree in Applied Human Nutrition (QMC, Edinburgh 1997), PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology (QuB, 2001) and MA Higher Education (UoW, 2012). Following five years post-doctorate experience in cardiovascular epidemiology at Imperial College, she joined the University of Westminster as a Senior Lecturer in Nutrition.…

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Dr. Souad Mohamed

Senior Lecturer

Dr Souad Mohamed is an international- inspirational speaker, Success Coach, a Mentor and an Associate Professor. She promotes personal development and has a heart for making a difference in the lives of young people and women.…

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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.…

Dr. Margaret Lawson

Researcher

Dr. Margaret Lawson is a State registered dietician since 1969, MSc in Human Nutrition, and PhD in Clinical Biochemistry (1990). A fellow of the British Dietetic Association in 2001 and A Postgraduate certificate in Allergy was awarded by Southampton University in 2004.…

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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. Ihab Tewfik

Course Leader

Ihab Tewfik is the Course Leader for BSc. (Honours) Human Nutrition, Life Sciences Department, University of Westminster. He graduated in nutritional biochemistry University of Alexandria and completed his Master and Doctorate in Public Health Nutrition, Nutrition Department, University of Alexandria.…

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Samir Daoud

Detective & Financial Investigator

Samir attained a Biological Science (Hons) degree from Sheffield Hallam University where following graduation ventured into Retail Security, followed by Aviation Security and into Policing where he’s been serving for the past 18 years. …

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Dr. Randolf Cooper

Dean

Randolf Cooper is the Dean, Royal Docks Business and Law School at the University of East London. He is a well known leader in management services and institutional sustainability. He has personally overseen the academic restructuring at higher education institutions and his leadership posts have included Campus Director and Vice-President of Academic Affairs. …

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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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Kate Goddenand

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. 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.…

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Dr. Peter Heisig

Senior Research Fellow

Peter holds a Ph.D. in Engineering from the Technical University of Berlin and a Diploma in Social Sciences from the University of G¨ttingen (Germany). He is Senior Research Fellow at the Leeds University Business School (UK) where his main research centres around Knowledge Management.…

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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.…

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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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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Mohamed Elhag

Managing Director

Management consultancy leader, business transformation expert and business architect with an extensive background in public and private sectors, specialising in business strategies, business process re-engineering, change management, organizational transformation, knowledge management, and ICT. …