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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. Zaibunnisa A. Haiyee

Researcher and Author

Dr. Zaibunnisa had obtained her B.Sc from University of Nottingham, UK and MSc in Food Science from Universiti Putra Malaysia. She earned her PhD in Food Science (Flavour Chemistry) from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.…

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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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Dr. Briony Stevens

Public Health Nutritionist

Dr. Briony Stevens is a DrPH candidate and part of the Cohort Doctoral Studies Program within the School of Public Health, Tropical Medicine and Rehabilitation Sciences, James Cook University, Australia. She holds a Bachelors degree in Health Science majoring in nutrition, a Master’s degree in International Public Health from the University of Sydney, and is a registered Public Health Nutritionist with the Nutrition Society of Australia.…

Prof. Alsafi Ahmed Abdella Bala

Associate Professor

Dr Alsafi Ahmed Abdella Bala is an associate professor in Diagnostic Medical Ultrasound Imaging at Sudan University of Science and Technology. He supervises the scientific undergraduate and postgraduate ultrasound scientific research both inside and outside Sudan.…

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Shadwa Zaher

Assistant Lecturer

Shadwa Zaher is an assistant lecturer at the Economics department at the British University in Egypt. She finished her Master’s degree in Economics in International Development with highest Honours at the American University in Cairo.…

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prof. Michael Hobday

Professor

Professor Hobday was co-director of the ESRC Complex Product Systems (CoPS) Innovation Centre, until 2006, when the programme formally ended. Mike continues to work on innovation management in CoPS, project-based industries and East and South Asian innovation studies.…

Dr. Isameldin M.H. Izzeldin

Consultant Neurologist & Clinical Neurophysiologist

Dr Isameldin M. H. Izzeldin graduated in 1994 with an MBBS from the University of Khartoum, Sudan. He was medically trained in Sudan then Saudi Arabia, where he became Senior Neurology Resident at the Tertiary Neuroscience Center in Riyadh.…

Rayan Mohammed Ahmed Madani

Reserach Assistant

Ms Rayan Mohammed Ahmed Madani is a research assistant at ENRRI. She holds a BSc Honours degree in biotechnology science from Omdurman Islamic University. She has attended many training courses in Sudan in molecular biology, micro-RNA and DNA CHIP technology and computational chemistry.…

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Prof. Sonny Nwankwo

Provost

Prior to moving to Nigeria, Sonny Nwankwo was a Professor of Marketing and Director of the Noon Centre for Equality and Diversity in Business within East London Business School, University of East London, UK.…

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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. Rida Y. Elkheir

Consultant

Rida Y. Elkheir studied Medicine at the University of Khartoum. He completed public health training in the UK, and post-graduate studies in Public Health (Cambridge), Diabetes and Long Term Conditions (Sussex) and holds Memberships of the Faculty of Public Health and Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training.…

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Dr. Thaira Al Shirawi

President Assistant

Thaira Mohammed Al Shirawi was born in 1963 in Cairo, Egypt. She received her MBA from The University of Strathclyde in 2002 and PhD from Brunel University in 2016. Thaira joined Ahlia University in 2009 and is currently a lecturer in the Department of Management and Marketing in the Faculty of Business and Finance and is also the Director of PR & Media.…

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Dr. Alysia M. Mastrangelo

Associate Professor

Dr M. Alysia Mastrangelo graduated in Physical Education (Springfield College), in Science of Exercise and Sport (Slippery Rock University), Physical Therapy (Temple University) and Exercise Physiology (PhD, Temple University). Dr Mastrangelo is an Associate Professor of Physical Therapy at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.…

Dr. Azharia Elbushra

Associated Professor

Azharia Elbushra is Associate Professor of Agricultural Economics, specialized in agricultural policy and development. She has teaching and research experiences in the area of agricultural policy, project evaluation, food security, and quantitative modeling.…

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Dr. Sayed Amir Hossein Goli

Lecturer

Dr. Sayed Amir Hossein Goli obtained his PhD degree in food science from Isfahan University of Technology, Iran, in 2009, with a thesis entitled “Chemical production of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) and its use in margarine formulation”.…

Dr. Ting Wu

Lecturer

Ting Wu is currently working as a lecturer at China Agricultural University. She obtained her PhD from ChinaAgricultural University.

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Dr. Kerstin Andrae-Marobela

Molecular Cell Biologist

Dr Kerstin Andrae-Marobela is a molecular cell biologist at the Department of Biological Sciences. Her research focuses on indigenous knowledge (IK)-based science platforms for innovation in relation to human health. She is particularly interested in the interface of research, science & technology and economic development for communities in Botswana.

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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.…