Dr Hephzibah Egede

Department: Business, Management and Law

Office/Location: 02.41E, Ogmore Building, Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus

Telephone: +44 (0)2920 416449

Email: hegede@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Staff Overview

Dr Hephzibah Egede is a dual qualified lawyer with admissions in Nigeria, and in England and Wales.

She is the LLB programme director and Collaborative Provision Field Chair at the Cardiff School of Management, Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Hephzibah has worked as senior lecturer in law at the University of Buckingham, and as co-director for the University of Buckingham Centre for Extractive Eergy Studies (UBCEES). She also worked as visiting lecturer in International Comparative Oil and Gas Law at the Birmingham Law School, University of Birmingham and as LLM tutor at the Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University.

Hephzibah researches in reproductive health care rights, health equity and gender equality. Her doctoral thesis focused on the social stigmatisation of involuntary childless women in Sub-Saharan African countries. She has published work on shrouded gender and reproductive issues in child welfare and protection proceedings. Hephzibah has participated in expert groups including an expert meeting "Social Aspects of Accessible Infertility Care in Developing Countries" organised by the ESHRE Special Task Force on "Developing countries and infertility" and at the WWAFE House of Lord Seminar Series – Women in the World: Making A World for Women.

Hephzibah also researches in Energy Law and Environmental Law and acted as a coinvestigator with Prof RG Lee (principal investigator) on the Law and Your Environment project funded by the UK Environmental Law Association (UKELA), which delivered a public access website to improve access to environmental law information in the United Kingdom.


Current Teaching

Module Leader: Law of Torts, Law in Practice and Digital Innovation –Year 2 LLB

Module Leader: English Legal System and Skills, Legal Practice and Client Management – Year 1 LLB

Present PhD Supervision

I am currently supervising doctoral thesis on local content implementation in oil and gas resource rich countries. (Second supervisor(ii)

Past PhD Supervision

I successfully supervised to completion the following PhD students:

Dr Oluwademilade Ishola (Consultant, Greenstand) (Role: first supervisor)

Dr Grace Atsegwasi (Lecturer, Sandwell College) (Role: first supervisor)

Dr Francesca Anene (Lecturer, Open University, Nigeria) (Role: second supervisor).

PhD Examiner

Acted as examiner for PhD viva voce examinations at the University of Buckingham (Internal Examiner, 2018) and at the Aberdeen Law School, University of Aberdeen (External Examiner, 2020).


Research Interests

Energy Law and Environmental Regulation

Climate Change and Environmental Sustainability

Health Equity, Widening Access to Medicine and Health Care

Reproductive Health Care Rights and Reproductive Justice

Legal Regulation and New Technologies

Research Groups, Centres and Projects

Cardiff Met Distributive Technology and Future Society (DFTS) Hub

University of Buckingham Centre for Extractive Energy Studies (UBCEES)

RG Lee, T Egede, Scoping Study and the Development of a Public Access E-Library to increase accessibility to environmental law information. Evidence/Output: Law and Your Environment website

Key Publications

H Egede, Dispute Avoidance and Conflict Resolution in the Oil & Gas Industry: The Role of African Social Ordering Norms in Sargent S., Samanta J., (eds) 2019 Indigenous Rights: Changes and Challenges in the 21st Century 2nd ed (University of Buckingham Press)

H Egede The ICJ Bakassi Decision: The Rights of Indigenous Communities and Populations in the Bakassi Peninsula Type: Book Chapter Reference: in Egede E., Ighiehon M., (eds) The Bakassi Dispute and the International Court of Justice: Continuing Challenges (Routledge, 2017)

H Egede, E Egede The Force of the Community in the Niger Delta: Propositions for New Oil and Gas Legal and Contractual Arrangements (2016) 25(1)Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law 45

H Egede African' Social Ordering' Grundnorms and the Development of an African Lex Petrolea (2016) 28 Denning Law Journal 138-165.

H Egede, Shrouded gender and reproductive issues in Child Welfare and Protection Proceedings Denning Law Journal 23 (2011) 202-226

RG Lee, T Egede, L Frater, S Vaughan (2008) 'Legal Implications of the Nord Stream Pipeline' (Report for the European Parliament) EP/EXPO/B/AFET/2008/02 PE 388.930 EN.

T Egede, RG Lee Banking and the Environment: Not Liability but Responsibility, Journal of Business Law (2007) November 868-883

Conferences, Seminars, Speaking Engagements and Dissemination of Research

H Egede, Health and Wellbeing in the Workplace: Legal Implications for HR Professionals at the TCN Human Resource Professional Leadership Learning Summit (August 2020)

H Egede, Legal Implications of the Draft Nigerian Sickle Cell Bill, Invited Talk by the Sickle Cell Advocacy and Management Initiative (SAMI) (World Sickle Cell Day, June 2020)

H Egede, Energy Justice: Understanding the Barriers to Solving the Intractable Problem in Ghana and Tanzania Energy Solutions: Energizing a Billion Lives, OU Stakeholders Engagement Workshop, Accra, Ghana, April 2018.

H Egede, Invited talk in Women in the World: Making a World for Women, WWAFE House of Lords Seminar Series (June 2016).

H Egede, Minding the Regulatory Gaps in the African Biometrics Experiment: The Nigerian Case Study 15th International Conference on Technology, Policy and Innovation Open University (June 2015).

H Egede, Engagement with the Force of the Community in Conflict Resource Regions in Africa: Propositions for New Legal Arrangements Current Legal and Policy Issues in the African Energy Sector Roundtable Conference, University of Buckingham, October 2014.

H Egede, Safe and Secure energy, Resource nationalism or Energy liberalization: Which way forward Energy and Climate workshop, University of Buckingham, May 2012.

H Egede, Status and rights of Involuntarily Childless Women in sub-Saharan Africa Invited seminar presentation on Women's Rights in Africa at the Cardiff Centre for Human Rights, Cardiff Law School, March 2011.

H Egede, invited participant, Expert meeting on Social Aspects of Accessible Infertility Care in Developing Countries organised by Social Study group of the ESHRE Special Task Force on developing countries and infertility, Genk, Belgium, December 11-12, 2009. Summary of the meeting published in FV & V, ObGyn 2010, Monograph 66- 72. viii.

T Egede, Law and Your Environment: Promoting Environmental Citizenship, invited seminar presentation delivered at the Economic Social Research Council (ESRC) staff seminar, Polaris House, Swindon, October 16, 2009.


H Egede, J Hatchard, Special Issue Editors, 'Energy: Contemporary Legal Issues in the Oil and Gas

Sector' the Denning Law Journal 2016 (28).

Other Projects and activities

Recently invited to join the Executive Committee of the Law Council of Wales, which will “promote legal education and training in Welsh Law, and support the economic development, and sustainability of the legal sector in Wales.”

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