Dr Okafor-Yarwood's research to date has generated critical insights around the blue economy, environmental justice, human security, maritime governance, and security. She brings a critical lens to the concept of sustainable development in relation to the management of marine and other natural resources and challenges the dominant assumptions on the areas of security, environmental justice, and maritime governance.
Her multidisciplinary research combines empirical (indigenous epistemologies), doctrinal, historical, and theoretical analysis to investigate the complexities that shape environmental justice, maritime and natural resource governance and security in Africa.
She is continuing to advance the understanding of sustainability as a question of resource management, environmental justice, and the disproportionate effects of depleting resources on security, poverty, and inequality.
Lecturer, University of St Andrews
Visiting Fellow, National Defence College, Abuja, Nigeria
Graduate Teaching Assistant, SSPP King's College London
King's College London, PhD in Leadership, Security and Development
King's College London, MA in conflict security and development
London Metropolitan University, BA in International Relations, Peace and Conflict Studies
London Metropolitan University, Preparatory Diploma in Law
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
The effects of oil pollution on the marine environment in the Gulf of Guinea—the Bonga Oil Field example, Transnational Legal Theory
The Guinea-Bissau–Senegal maritime boundary dispute, Marine Policy 61; 284–290
Use of Depleted Uranium Weapons in Contemporary Military Interventions, Asian Journal of Peace-building Vol. 2; 1 111-125
Associate Member of the Higher Education Academy
Associate member, Corbett Centre for Maritime Policy Studies