Dr Omowamiwa Kolawole is the 2022 postdoctoral research fellow under the SARChI Research Chair in Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development, University of Cape Town. He has previously served as a Junior Research Fellow at the Centre for Law and Society, as well as at the Democratic Governance Research Unit, in the Faculty of Law, University of Cape Town. He has also Clerked for Malawi’s highest court, the Supreme Court of Appeal. He received a PhD in Public Law as well as masters in law, both from the University of Cape Town. He also holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Lagos, Nigeria, and is in the process of obtaining a masters in public health from the University of Cape Town. Omowamiwa’s research interests are in the intersections of law and public health and his work engages with the right to health and how its realisation influences intellectual property regulation of innovations in biomedical care and public health intervention.
Dr Talkmore Chidede was the 2021 Postdoctoral Research Fellow under the SARChI Research Chair in Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development in the Department of Commercial Law at University of Cape Town (UCT). He holds a Doctor of Laws (LLD) in International Investment Law from the University of the Western Cape and a Master of Laws (LLM) in International Investment Law from the University of Fort Hare. His research interests include international trade and investment law, intellectual property rights and African regional integration.
Dr Chijioke Okorie was the inaugural Postdoctoral Fellow under the SARChI Research Chair in Intellectual Property, Innovation and Development in the Department of Commercial Law at University of Cape Town (UCT) (2019 - 2020). She is also a Queen Elizabeth Scholar with the Open African Innovation Research (OpenAIR) Network. She obtained her PhD in Commercial Law (copyright and competition law in digital business models) from UCT and her LLM in Internet Law and Policy from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow.
Dr Okorie is the author of Multi-sided music platforms and the Law: Copyright, Law and Policy in Africa, published by Routledge in 2019. As of 2021, Dr Okorie is a Lecturer, in the Department of Private Law, University of Pretoria. Her full profile is available on: LinkedIn