Experts 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 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 University of BrightonBusiness School


Location: Brighton, UK Website:


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. Prior to joining the University he was a General Manager responsible for the successful turnaround of an engineering company. This followed a successful career in the management of motor, high-tech electronic, transport and engineering companies. His experience includes working as Finance and Commercial Director involving planning, change management, managing for growth, investment, buying and selling companies, and overseas operations. Graham has been awarded the Institute of Management’s Anne Campbell-Barnes Cup his presentation of an MBA dissertation on Management Buy-outs. He has also taken an active role in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between the University and an electronics company.