The Team

Meet the team

Dr. DELE KOGBE

 

Coordinator/Editor

Formally known as Dr Oluwabamidele Ibrahim Kogbe, Dele co-founded the Dundee Africa Research Network shortly after starting his doctoral research at the University of Dundee. He obtained his PhD in Politics and International Relations.  His research focuses on regional security, migration studies, International organisations and global security governance .

’Dele can be reached at bamidelekogbe@gmail.com.

Dr. PONTIAN OKOLI

 

Coordinator/Editor

Pontian Okoli is a pioneer co-convenor of the Dundee Africa Research Network. He majored in International Commercial Law (with a background of complex international commercial transactions) and obtained his PhD in Private International Law at the University of Dundee. His research focus includes those areas, dispute resolution, and intersections with access to justice.

Pontian can be contacted at pontian19@yahoo.com

DR. JULIET AGBEIBOR

 

Co-Convenor

Juliet Agbeibor was a CEPMLP Scholar at the University of Dundee where she obtained her PhD. Her research focuses on social accountability and conflict sensitive business practice in the extractive industry. She has degrees in Accounting and experienced as a trainer on the content and application of International Financial Reporting Standards.

Juliet can be contacted at jagbeibor@gmail.com.

DR. GEOFFREY MABEA

 

Co-Convenor

Geoffrey Mabea obtained his PhD at the University of Dundee. He has a background in energy economics (University of Surrey). Geoffrey has  degrees in Geomatic Engineering (specialising in space satellites) and an MBA in Finance. Geoffrey was appointed the first Executive Secretary for the Energy Regulators Association of East Africa. His research focuses on the economics of energy markets integration.  

RHIANNON DEMPSEY

 

Co-Convenor

Rhiannon Dempsey completed her Masters of Literature (Mlitt) in International Security at the University of Dundee. With a background in Geopolitics, her interests cover terrorism, democracy, the use of tradition and grass roots approaches to development and climate change.
Rhiannon can be contacted at rhiannondempsey@hotmail.com

dr. URENMISAN AFINOTAN

 

Co-Convenor

Urenmisan Afinotan obtained his PhD in Law from the University of Dundee and LLM from the University of Ibadan (specialising in environmental law). He is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Nigerian Supreme Court.
His research focuses on resilience and environmental Justice.

Misan can be contacted at misanafinotan@gmail.com.

 

Dr. Pearl Oruamabo

 

General Secretary

Pearl Oruamabo obtained her PhD from the University of Dundee where she researched at the CEPMLP. She also obtained degrees in Coventry University and Nigeria. Her research focuses on the dynamics of multi-stakeholder engagement in energy development projects, with a special emphasis on shale gas. Other areas of research interest include business, management, energy policy and corporate social responsibility.

APRIL HARVEY

 Communications Director

April Harvey studied English and History at the University of Dundee. Her interests include African literature; principally colonial and post-colonial West African literature, with a focus on the themes of colonialism and culture, power and corruption, sexuality, modernism, and feminism. She is also concerned with theories of identity formation, “vernacular” linguistics and the influence of oral traditions, as well as publishing trends and the reception of African literature in the West.

 

 

 

 

REBECCA MUTESI

 

Rebecca Mutesi was the Communications Director from 2016 to 2017.

She has a background in Electrical Engineering and specialised in specialised in Energy Economics (University of Dundee).She has extensive experience working with power generation and regulation organisations. Her research interests include renewable energy policy and economics, demand side management, integrated resource planning, energy markets and regulation.

 

OTHER TEAM MEMBERS

DR. ROELAND HEMSTEEDE

Roeland Hemsteede was a co-convenor of the Dundee Africa Research Network and obtained his PhD at the University of Dundee. His doctoral research focused on how (power) relations between stakeholders affect the design and implementation of cash transfers in Southern Africa. His fieldwork takes place in Malawi and Lesotho. He holds a Master degree (by research) in African Studies from Leiden University in the Netherlands. Prior to his PhD he worked as a project coordinator and debate trainer. His main research interests lie at the intersection of power, social policy, poverty, and empowerment.