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
Principal Programme Manager
t: +44 (0)1509 222642
Ian Smout has worked on water management in developing countries since 1974, comprising 13 years with an international consultancy firm and 23 years with Loughborough University. He has carried out research and consultancy assignments around the world, including fieldwork on water management from an interdisciplinary perspective in 14 developing countries, covering water resources, irrigation, water supply and sanitation and institutional development. He also has considerable experience in programme/project planning and management and in capacity development. Since 2007 he has been a member of the Management Team of the EU-funded SWITCH project on Managing Water for the City of the Future.
Ian Smout was the Director of WEDC from 2002 to 2008, raising WEDC’s academic profile while maintaining the focus on people-centred solutions for sustainable development and WEDC’s broad range of international activities and partners.
He is the author or co-author of more than 100 publications, he has managed many research and consultancy contracts, total value exceeding £3 million, and supervised 15 completed PhD theses.
Ian Smout was elected in 2008 as a Trustee and Board Member of RedR UK, an international charity that provides professional people and skills for disaster relief. He became Chair of RedR UK in 2010.
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