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The University of Bradford welcomes new Head of Law


The University of Bradford has announced Professor Engobo Emeseh as its new Head of Law School.

Professor Emeseh will join the University on October 1 2017 after leaving her current role as Director of Learning and Teaching in the Institute of Business and Law at Aberystwyth University.

Professor Zahir Irani, Dean of the Faculty of Management and Law comments: “We are delighted to have Engobo join us, as our new Head of Law. She has a very impressive track record and will be leading the School of Law at the University during its next phase of growth and success.”

Professor Emeseh has had responsibility for the quality assurance, evaluation, and review of all programmes across the institute of Business and Law in her current institution. She is a seasoned academic, with extensive experience in higher education both within and outside the UK. Professor Emeseh has led the development of innovative market relevant degree schemes, portfolio reviews, and diversification of delivery formats to cater to a wide audience, maximise resources, and improve the student learning experience, including external engagement and skills development.

Engobo obtained her PhD from the Centre for Energy Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee. She graduated with a first class from the Nigeria Law School and Distinction from the University of Wales Cardiff. She is a former British Council Chevening Scholar, and a Ford Foundation (IFP) doctoral fellow. Prior to her academic career, she practiced as a barrister and solicitor in Nigeria, having been called to the Nigerian Bar in 1992.

Professor Emeseh’s research is broadly in the area of environmental law and policy, with particular interests in regulation and enforcement, environmental justice, corporate social responsibility, and the interface between environmental regulation and international economic law. She has published widely and presented papers at academic conferences and other international fora, usually within the context of the natural resources industry in Africa. She has been invited as an expert or appointed as a consultant on these issues by distinguished organisations such as the UNDP, the Africa Capacity Building Foundation, the African Legal Support Facility and the UN Economic Commission for Africa Institute for Economic Development and Planning. Professor Emeseh has demonstrated sustained interest in knowledge transfer and wider engagement, and has led the establishment of several initiatives to create spaces for discourse, networking, and capacity building both within and outside academia.

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