Ayan Hujaleh


  • Doctoral Researcher

Research groups and centres

Research and expertise

My experience is in project design and management in urban drainage, hydraulic modelling, and infrastructure development projects.

Current research activity 

My research focuses broadly on access to urban water services and the inclusion and perspectives of marginalised stakeholders. My research is highly interdisciplinary bringing together concepts from urban governance, planning, and social sciences.

Research interests 

  • urban service provision
  • social inclusion
  • governance and public policy


I graduated with an MEng in Civil Engineering from the University of Sheffield. I then went on to work in consultancy as a hydraulic modeller where I provided support on various wastewater projects for water company clients in the UK for 2 years.

I have also worked in Somaliland on a €23.55 million German Development Bank-funded project aimed at improving access to clean water supply and basic sanitation.