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Professor Engobo Emeseh

Head of Law School / Professor

Faculty/Dept/School School of Law
(Faculty of Management, Law and Social Sciences)
Telephone +441274 234461


Professor Emeseh has 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.


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


Teaching interests

Engobo teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, with particular interests in Environmental law and Policy, Criminal Justice, and Human Rights.  She has supervised and examined PhD research theses, especially in the fields of Environmental Law Policy, Climate Change, and Natural Resources Management; and welcomes research proposals in these and related areas.

Year Module code Title Subject
LAW7051-BInternational Humanitarian Law (Distance Learning)
LAW7052-BInternational Environmental Law (Distance Learning)
LAW7064-BBusiness Human Rights and Environment (Distance Learning)

Professional activities

  • General Administration: Head of School


TitleCSR, human rights abuse and sustainability report accountability (2019)
AuthorsEmeseh, Engobo; Songi, O.
TitleAnalysis of safety and environmental regulations for downstream petroleum industry operations in Nigeria: Problems and prospects (2014)
AuthorsAmbituuni, A.; Amezaga, J.; Emeseh, Engobo
JournalEnvironmental Development
TitleFramework for Achieving Sustainability in Investment Decisions: Refl ections on Rio+20 (2014)
AuthorsEmeseh, Engobo; Aboah, A.; Barmakhshad, H.
TitleEnvironmental victims, access to justice and the sustainable development goals (2018)
AuthorsEmeseh, Engobo
TitleClimate Change and the Oil Industry in Nigeria: Policy and Action Imperatives for Sustainability (2017)
AuthorsEmeseh, Engobo