Dr Chinwe Egbunike-Umegbolu

Lecturer / Host of Expert Views on ADR (EVA) Vid / Podcast Show , University of Brighton

Dr Chinwe was an ESRC-UKRI-funded Postdoc fellow & a fellow of the ABA DR. She is serving as the American Bar Association (ABA) DR Ombuds Day Marketing Liaison, a volunteer mediator at Oakland Mediation Center, a Barrister & Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria & a lecturer who taught Contract, Business Law, Law, Society & ethics, ADR & legal plan. She teaches MLM21/22 Research Methods & HRM at UoB. In 2023, one of her book chapters was published by Cambridge University Press, & a book chapter in Current Anthology in Law, Athens. She is an ADR Blogger, Podcast Trainer, Consultant, & host of EVA Podcast. She interviewed leading ADR experts around the world, including David Hoffman (Harvard Law Lecturer & Founder of the Boston Law Collaborative LLC). Adeyinka Aroyewun (Director LMDC), Prof Emilia Onyema (SOAS Uni), Prof Mark Feldman (Law Lecturer Peking University, China), Prof David Larson (Mitchell Hamline School of Law & Chair of the ABA- DR) & Prof Bryan Clark (Law lecturer Newcastle University). The podcast/blog focuses on simplifying Traditional African Disputes or ADR to attract more users to settle disputes with the process. She is a reviewer in academic journals/books. She has authored and presented her research works- Dispensation of Justice: Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC) as a Case Study in Nigeria, 'Bargaining in the Shadow of the Law: The Facts of Divorce as They Stand Today, 'Access to Justice for People with Disability', 'The Workings of International Commercial Arbitration, The Functionality of Election Tribunal &The Chronicles of the Pre Colonial Method of Settling Disputes: Nigeria as a Case Study' at national and international conferences. Chinwe was shortlisted under the category for publication of the year in 2020 by the African Arbitration Association. She achieved the Bronze Contributor status of the Resolution Institute in 2024 for her many valuable contributions where she serves as a mentor. In 2023, her podcast EVA was featured in the British Podcast Awards under the listener's choice. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) UK & was a Mentor at the Beyond Barriers Student mentoring program at Kingston Uni London. Chinwe is also an Associate Facilitator of the Values and Sustainability Research Group. She is a member of the Research and Enterprise Group (REG) –Law, Society & Justice (LawSoJust) (UoB) &a researcher for the Africa Mediation Network (AMN). Chinwe is skilled in the Traditional African Method of Settling Disputes (TAMSD), ADR, Multi-Door Courthouse, Dispute Resolution, Religion, Conflict and Peace, Stoic &Tao Philosophy.