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Elimma C. Ezeani

Senior Lecturer, Private and Commercial Law / Researcher in International Law and Trade, Brunel University London

Dr Ezeani is a Senior Lecturer in Commercial and Private Law at Brunel Law School. A highly skilled and experienced legal and academic professional with over 20 years’ experience in a variety of corporate, management and administrative positions including in teaching, administration, and research in UKHE, Dr Ezeani has convened and tutored on a wide variety of law courses and programmes including in international law, contracts, international business law, company and commercial law, dispute resolution, and international trade. She is research active and has over 50 academic-related publications with an inter-disciplinary focus on law, international trade, economic growth, sustainable development, political economy and governance available in print and online media.

Inter-disciplinarity is a strong feature in much of my research work and I am interested in projects that go beyond academic contemplations. I lean towards research that has relevance to, and that can make positive impact on, people, the economy, and society.

My latest research project, Adapting to a Changing World is a cross disciplinary collaborative output of online research seminars, an innovative and sustainable approach to research dissemination and impact. The objective was to address emerging concerns with a world post-Covid, post-Brexit, and considering the threats of de-globalisation. The aim of the project was to enable a cross section of experts share their knowledge on: Brexit/UK-Nigeria Trade & Immigration; Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property; Health & Regional Economic Recovery post-Covid; Big Data & Artificial Intelligence in Agriculture; Research Impact on Construction and Energy sectors in Africa, Ethical Corporations & Public Security, respectively, with those directly impacted by this research – i.e. students, academics, researchers, governments and policy makers, in real time, online. The project ran from June 2021-September 2022 and featured 12 experts from across academia and industry. Publicity was via online and social media. Video recordings and storage of the proceedings including presenter’s slides, audience questions and feedback, are retained in an accessible digital format in keeping with current Open Access requirements for research.


  • –present
    Lecturer in International Law and Trade, Robert Gordon University


  • 2009 
    King's College London, PhD Law