For over a decade, I have been at the forefront of research and knowledge exchange in Higher Education and private practice, primarily at Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU), TRIAX Solicitors and Solalina Investment Limited. I have helped to establish a research culture all three organisations leading to an enhanced research profile and growing national and international recognition of my research and contribution to policy making.
My individual research achievements include peer-reviewed journal papers, book chapters and books and funded ground-breaking research. Furthermore, my research has featured in prominent international law journals such as the North Carolina Journal of International Law, the 2nd ranking journal in International Trade Law with 97 per cent impact factor.
Similarly, my research has featured in two special issues of the International Company and Commercial Law Review, a leading international commercial law journal published by Sweet & Maxwell. My international profile and contribution to the study of International Commercial Law has been recognised by a number of governmental stakeholders in the UK and around the world leading to invitations to engage in collaborative research on projects with a high impact factor.
For example, I am currently involved in a Working Group made up of some of the leading scholars in the field including Prof. George Bermann, Columbia Law School; Prof. Bernard Hanotiau, University of Cambridge; and Prof. Emmanuel Gaillard, Harvard Law School, which is tasked with designing an International Arbitration and Mediation Centre in Djibouti. The project for the establishment of a Centre is spearheaded by the Djibouti Chamber of Commerce (“CCD”), and supported by the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (“IGAD”) and its respective Member States with strong links globally. I was appointed by the General Assembly of IGAD mainly due to my strong research focus on international investment law reform models and the reputation created by my published work. This theme is evident in many of my publications. Overall, my Curriculum Vitae provides a comprehensive record of my achievements and responsibilities throughout my academic career.