The WEDC team
The WEDC team is multi-disciplinary, comprising academic, professional and support staff. In addition, we call on the services of associates with specialist expertise who work regularly with us.
We have extensive experience of low- and middle-income countries, facing challenges with solutions that have been proven to work. We update our work continually by new assignments. Many of us have worked professionally in developing countries for government departments, local government, international agencies, non-governmental organizations, and consultants.
Andrew Cotton BSc, PhD, CEng, MCIWEM
Academic and Related Staff
Anne Blenkinsopp BSc (Hons) Liverpool
Lee Bosher BSc, PGC, PhD, FRGS, FICPEM
Julie Fisher BA (Hons), MA, PhD
Hazel Jones BA, M.Ed Manchester
Sam Kayaga BSc, MSc, PhD, CEng, MCIWEM
Cath O'Connell BSc MSc MBCS
Amaka Obika-Godfrey BSc, MSc Jos-Nigeria, MSc Loughborough, PhD, FRIPH
Frank Odhiambo BA, MSc, PhD
Bob Reed BSc CNAA, MSc Loughborough, MCIWEM
Brian Reed BSc (Hons) Dunelm, MSc Newcastle, MICE, MCIWEM, CEng, CEnv, AHEA
Kevin Sansom BSc, MSc Manchester, CEng, MICE
Rebecca Scott BEng, MSc, CEng, MIMechE
Rod Shaw BA (Hons) Newcastle, MPhil, PG Dip (Management) Loughborough
Brian Skinner BSc CNAA, MSc Loughborough, CEng, MICE
Michael Smith MA (Cantab), MSc, CEng, C.WEM, MICE, MIStructE, MCIWEM
Ian Smout BA Cantab, MSc Reading, CEng, FICE, MCIWEM, MIAgrE
M. Sohail (Khan) BEng, MSc, PhD (UK), Fellow ASCE (USA)
Tricia Jackson BSc (Hons) Birmingham
Glenda McMahon BA (Hons) Loughborough (LCAD)
Martine Morton PG Cert. (Business Management) Open University
Sarah Rate PG Dip (Management and Leadership) Loughborough
Bob Elson BSc Nottingham, CGeol, FGS
Margaret Ince BSc, PhD Birmingham
Kevin Tayler BSc Birmingham, MSc Manchester, MICE, MCIWEM
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Kevin Tayler is currently working as part of a World Bank core team on various aspects of sanitation provision, in which capacity, he is providing inputs into municipal services in small town water and sanitation projects in Pakistan and Ethiopia.
A major area of activity over the last five years has been the development of concepts and fuidelines for the practical application of strategic principles for urban sanitation planning. A book based on this work was published in August 2003.
Kevin has provided inputs to a number of research projects since 1995. These include Building Municipal Capacity for Community Participation for which he was responsible for case studies in Egypt and Pakistan, Community Learning, Information and Communication, Micro-enterprise Development for Primary Collection of Solid Waste, The Procurement for Infrastructure for Low-Income Communities and Capacity Building for Effective Decentralised Wastewater Management, all of which were funded by DFID.
Kevin has considerable experience in training. Together with WEDC, he has been responsible for the preparation of an upgrading manual and training modules for use primarily in Pakistan and the Indian sub-continent. He has also collaborated on the development of a design and implementation manual for the government engineers who are responsible for implementing the physical components of the Andhra Pradesh Urban Services for the Poor. He is an Honorary Professor in the School of City and Regional Planning at Cardiff University, in which capacity he provides advice and guidance to the department on development-related issues.