Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood

Tutor, African Leadership Center, King's College London, King's College London

Ifesinachi Okafor-Yarwood is a Graduate Teaching Assistant at the Department of War Studies and International Relations, where she teaches Conflict & Diplomacy, Contemporary Issues in International History and Social and Political Analysis of Emerging Economies.

Ifesinachi has recently submitted her PhD which looked at Nigeria in the context of illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing in the Gulf of Guinea: human and national security dimensions of maritime security and is awaiting examination.

She is also a PLuS Alliance Interdisciplinary Researcher, a partnership between King's College London, Arizona State University and the University of New South Wales and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Ifesinachi holds a preparatory diploma in Law and a joint BA in International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies from London Metropolitan University. She also holds a Master’s degree in Conflict, Security and Development, obtained from King’s College London.


  • 2016–present
    Graduate Teaching Assistant, SSPP King's College London
  • –present
    PhD student in leadership with reference to security and development, King's College London


  • 2013 
    King's College London, MA in conflict security and development
  • 2012 
    London Metropolitan University, BA in International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies
  • 2009 
    London Metropolitan University, Preparatory Diploma in Law


  • 2019
    Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing, and the complexities of the sustainable development goals (SDGs) for countries in the Gulf of Guinea, Marine Policy 99; 414-422
  • 2018
    The effects of oil pollution on the marine environment in the Gulf of Guinea—the Bonga Oil Field example, Transnational Legal Theory
  • 2015
    The Guinea-Bissau–Senegal maritime boundary dispute, Marine Policy 61; 284–290
  • 2014
    Use of Depleted Uranium Weapons in Contemporary Military Interventions, Asian Journal of Peace-building Vol. 2; 1 111-125


Associate Member of Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies