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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. Elham Aljaaly

Head King Abdulaziz UniversityClinical Nutrition


Location: Jeddah, KSA Website: is Assistant Professor at the Clinical Nutrition Department, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.


Elham A. Al-Jaaly is a Assistant Professor and the Head of the Clinical Nutrition Programme at the Clinical Nutrition Department, Faculty of Applied Medical Sciences, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. She is also a Consultant Editor in the International Journal of Food, Nutrition and Public Health (IJFNPH), which is published in the United Kingdom – (2 issues per year). She is the fi rst graduate Saudi Dietitian from the King Saud Clinical Nutrition Programme in Riyadh, SA. Holding a MSc in Human Nutrition from University of Sheffi eld, UK and PhD in Community Nutrition, Media Nutrition and International Health and Development from University College London (UCL), UK. She also done two Post- Doctoral Fellowships Programmes (UCL) in Clinical Nutrition and Nutrition & Public Health (University of Westminster, UOW) from the UK. Therefore, he research interests focus on research that relate to nutrition and dietetics fi eld, Public Health, Media and International Health and Development and has carried out, reviewed, supervised and published various student research projects, proposal and manuscripts in these fi elds. She is registered as ‘Clinical Dietitian’ at the Saudi Council for Health Specialist (SCFHS). She is been an invited speaker at many national, regional and international conferences since 1986 to present.

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