Sierra Leone

2020 Professors

Charlie D.

Finance for Africa

Charlie is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Business School of Richmond the American International University in London, where he lectures in Corporate Finance, International Finance, Fundamental Analysis and Country Risk Analysis. Charlie completed his undergraduate degree in Law at the University of Nottingham before working for Ernst & Young in their London Office. After qualification as a chartered accountant, Charlie Dove-Edwin worked in investment banking as an analyst and as a salesman. His former employers include Lehman Brothers, Commerzbank, Danske Bank, Nordea and MF Global.

Majeks W.

Business Law

Majeks has taught and practised law since 2004. He has an LLM from UCL (Banking Law, Conflict of Law, Corporate Law and Law of Foreign Investment in Emerging Economies), and a Certificate in Law Teaching. He was called to the Bar in England and Wales in 2006 and is a qualified SPP Mediator. Majeks has taught law at Kaplan, and the University of Greenwich. He has also taught Criminology and Psychology at the Royal Holloway University of London. He currently lectures law at undergraduate and postgraduate level at the University of Westminster, and at Regent’s University London. He is a seasoned corporate trainer and provides advice and training to many multinational companies and sovereign states on various legal issues. Majeks also does a range of philanthropic work, including helping to give a voice to those that cannot afford legal representation.

Manal G.

Public Health

Manal was born and raised in Sierra Leone. She holds a BA in Pharmacy from the College of Medicine and Allied Health Sciences in Sierra Leone and she is a Fellow of the West African Postgraduate College of Pharmacists which makes her a Consultant Clinical Pharmacist and Diabetes Specialist. She is currently President of the National Alliance Against Hepatitis SL (NAAHSL) a Community Based Organization involved in mass awareness raising, screening and sensitization to curb the spread of hepatitis in Sierra Leone.


Rachel W.

Rachel specialises in short-term, intensive programmes focused on communications, essential business and academic skills, and English for Speakers of Other Languages.  Her belief is that education must be exciting and relevant, and this principle is the bedrock of her curriculum design and facilitation style. Rachel has worked with a variety of institutions and private and corporate clients in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. She obtained a BA with High Distinction in East Asian Studies from the University of Toronto and an MSc in International Management at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).  She spent fifteen years in business, gaining valuable experience in the finance, energy and non-profit sectors, most notably with Goldman Sachs and the UNHCR, before returning to education. In addition, she has an extensive track record of volunteer work in the UK, Africa and, most recently, with ProWiBo in India in 2018. Canadian by birth but a nomad by nature, Rachel has lived in thirteen countries on four continents, and this lifelong exploration of a vast array of cultures gives a global perspective to her life and work.


Past Professors

Charlie W.

Political communication: speaking to people and power

Charlie has an MA in International Relations and French from the University of St Andrews, and an LLM in International Law from the University of Edinburgh, where she specialised in international humanitarian and human rights law. She has experience working in the House of Commons, European Parliament and Scottish Parliament, as well as completing internships at the think tank Reform Scotland and environmental charity London Sustainability Exchange. She has also worked teaching English in France and Morocco.

She has been working as a political consultant in Westminster since 2015, starting as a trainee and working her way up to the position of Account Director. Specialising in political communications and campaigns, Charlie advises clients from a range of sectors – from blue-chip companies to charities and grassroots campaigns. She works with clients at the local, regional, national, and international level and has a successful track record of influencing policy and achieving results.

Charlie’s course “Political communication: speaking to people and power” gave students an understanding of some of the basic elements of political communication from a theoretical perspective. Taking a broad view of political communication, it reviewed the key elements of a successful campaign and develop the knowledge and tools needed to design a winning strategy. Students undertook practice classes to learn how to influence others and affect change, including how to set good objectives, understanding decision-making and decision-makers, and developing tailored messaging to suit the modern media environment.


Global Politics and Geography and Research Workshops

Emilie is a native of London, UK. She has an MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and a BA in Geography from the University College of London.


Terrorism: Modi Operandi and Mitigation

George is an associate professor of criminal justice and has been teaching since 1994. He is in his 15th year of service to Edinboro University in the Department of Criminal Justice, Anthropology, and Forensic Studies. George maintains an active research agenda that now focuses primarily on crime prevention in schools and mental health self-care for first responders. He has published in several peer-reviewed and popular publications. Among these are The Journal of Higher Education Management, Policing: An International Journal of Police Strategies and Management, The Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice, and The American School Board Journal. In 2010, he was named Edinboro University Educator of the Year. George was also honoured by Edinboro University when he was named Advisor of the Year n 2017. In 2003, he earned board certification in security management when he received the Certified Protection Professional (CPP) designation from the American Society for Industrial Security. George has a BA in History from Berea College, an MSc in Justice Administration from the University of Louisville, and a PhD in Public Administration and Urban Studies from Cleveland State University/the University of Akron. George served as a Fulbright Specialist during the Spring 2019 semester in the Department of Criminology, Raksha Shakti University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India. He has also been an invited speaker at universities in China, India, the United States, and Great Britain.

George taught a course titled Terrorism: Modi Operandi and Mitigation. This course provided an overview of terrorism on the global stage. Through the course, students addressed historical antecedents to contemporary terrorism and contemporary terror  incidents in a case study format. The course covered group ideologies, geographic determinants, and operations and concluded with discussions of how terrorist acts may be mitigated.


International Political Economy and Skills Workshop

Glenn has an MSc in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics and a BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of British Columbia. He is currently a market analyst for a financial brokerage firm. He specializes in development economics and monetary policies in emerging markets.


African Politics and Model United Nations in Bo

Josh is from Cape Town, South Africa. He is working towards his PhD in Development Studies at the University of Cambridge. He holds an MA in Development Studies from Cambridge and an MA in Philosophy and a BA. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Cape Town. For Josh, the summer school was a great opportunity to engage with students and the community in Sierra Leone and to learn about their education system.


Development and Life Studies in Bo

Joya comes from Toronto, Canada. She has an MSc in Violence, Conflict and Development from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) at the University of London and a BA in Political  Science and International Development from McGill University in Canada. She has previously taught in Belo, Cameroon.


African Politics and Model United Nations

Larissa is originally from Winterthur, Switzerland and has a BA in International Affairs from Regent’s University in London. She holds an MPhil in African Studies from Cambridge University. She has previously worked for Human Rights Watch Geneva and the Risk Advisory Group London. 


Am I Wrong? Decision Making Processes and Real-World Applications

Mark has a PhD from the University of Edinburgh funded by the Royal Society, an MSc in Psychiatric Research from King’s College, London, and an MA (Hons) in Psychology from the University of St Andrews. He started as a Methodology Teaching Coordinator at the University of Edinburgh in 2014 before taking a 6-month break from academia working as a statistician in the Civil Service. He started as an Assistant Professor at Richmond in January 2016 and delivers courses in Research Methods, Cognitive Neuroscience, Clinical Psychology, Psychopathology, Personality, Biological Basis of Behaviour and Health Psychology.

In September 2017 he took up a role as the Psychology Department Research Centre Coordinator. He organises Research Assistants and works with Lab Manager to advance the Psychology Department research aims. His two research streams focus on changes in short-term memory with age, and factors affecting high-level triathlon performance.

Mark’s Professors Without Borders course was titled Am I wrong? Decision Making Processes and Real-World Applications and focused on improving our decision making by using statistical and psychological theory. Students developed an understanding of the basic methodology behind research design, and the biological bases that lead the psychological processes we carry out every day. Exercises involved learning how to ask questions in order to get the valid, reliable answers you need, and then learning how to impartially analyse the data you have collected.


International Politics: History, Geography, and Interaction

Sabrina is an Economic and Social Research Council-Funded PhD Student. Her PhD is with the White Rose Doctoral Training Partnership and is in collaboration with the United Nations Association in the United Kingdom. Her research focuses on liberal intervention and gender, and especially sexual exploitation in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations. She has nearly nine years of teaching experience at the undergraduate and post-graduate level, extensive experience in simulation design and delivery for university-wide modules as well as in diplomacy training for the Dutch Army, and lead award-winning Model UN teams to international conferences.

Professor White led a course titled “Peace in Pieces: unpacking decision-making in interventions” in June 2018.


Clinical Public Health

Vanessa, originally for Seattle, Washington, is a McKnight Doctoral Fellow pursuing her PhD in Public Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at Florida International University, where she also serves as the This Is Public Health Ambassador for the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH). She holds a Master of Science in Public Health Practice from Meharry Medical College and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Health and Diversity from the University of Washington.

In June 2018 Vanessa led several engaging and interactive courses in Clinical Public Health, which will highlight the importance of public health in a hospital setting, in the community, and in everyday life.


Community Health and Model United Nations

Yanoh is a city research scientist with the New York City Department of Health and a lecturer with the department of health sciences at New York Institute of Technology. She did her undergraduate degree in Boston, MA at Northeastern University where she studied Biology. Her graduate degree is from the Icahn School of Medicine where she obtained a Master’s of public health with a concentration in global health. Before PROWIBO, she has worked with the organization Helen Keller International,  where she did research on the effectiveness of exclusive breastfeeding interventions implemented in clinics across the country. More recently, she has been working with the organization Sustainable Development for Koinadugu, where she has designed Post-Ebola community resiliency projects. In collaboration with SDK, she has also designed health ambassador education courses so that secondary students in the region can become Community Health Ambassadors. Professor Jalloh led a course titled “Implementing Community Interventions”.

Yuan (Joanne)

International Politics: History, Geography, and Interaction

Joanne completed her PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science and has experience teaching courses in international relations. She also has experience working as a Social Analyst for the Joint Warfare Analysis Center and as a consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton and CARE International in Tbilisi, Georgia. Joanne also holds a BA with Honors in History and Politics from the University of Chicago and an MA in International Relations and International Economics from John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

She taught courses in geography and history in Sierra Leone summer 2017.