Folashade Adeyemo joined the School of Law and Social Justice in 2023 as a Senior Lecturer in Law. Prior to joining Liverpool, Fola taught at Kingston University and most recently, at the University of Reading, where she held a number of leadership positions. These include Co-Director of Admissions; being an integral member of the School's internationalisation team; leading and initiating initiatives to improve admission numbers to the School of Law and leading partnerships conversations with universities internationally. She was also a member of the School Management Committee and an elected member of the School Research Committee.
Fola is a leading academic in banking regulation, whistleblower protection, and financial and economic crime. Her interest in these areas is predominantly from the global south perspective. She is also the founder of the Global South Dialogue on Economic Crime, which is an interdisciplinary platform with the objective of advancing dialogue, research, and capacity on economic crime. The network has successfully hosted several well attended webinars, including Unexplained Wealth: A Global Perspective; Effectiveness of Whistleblowing Frameworks in Africa; Financial Action Task Force Compliant Countries, Lessons for Non-Compliant Jurisdictions. The network had its inaugural conference in August 2021, supported and hosted by Aston University. For more information about the network, and our past/future events, please see here.
She holds an LLB, LLM, and Ph.D., from the University of Westminster and Brunel University, London. She is also a Barrister, called to the Nigerian Bar.