Personal profile


Tola Amodu is a lecturer in Law at the Law School and an affiliate of the UEA Centre for Competition Policy where she has a specific interest in regulatory policy and practice. With regard to the latter, Tola has an interest in the interaction between regulatory theory and practice and how regulatory bodies respond over time to the changing policy contexts within which they operate. She also has a particular interest in the way in which Land Law doctrine is shaped by the climate of austerity.

Tola is a Solicitor of the Senior Courts (non-practising) who began her training in private practice and then moved to local government where she specialised in planning, housing and local government law. After completing a Masters at Cambridge University, Tola completed a PhD at the LSE looking at the how over time central government managed to control the local and lateral agreements as between developer and local authority in the town and country planning domain. On submitting her thesis Tola then worked as a member of the Government Legal Service at the Law Commission for England and Wales as part of the Public Law Team. 

Tola is a Legal Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (where she currently is an elected member of its governance body the General Assembly), a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and has recently completed Advance HE's Aurora Management programme.

Areas of Expertise

Regulatory theory and practice, legal history, the application of socio-legal constructs to public and private law (in particular Land Law and Town and Country Planning Law)

Teaching Interests

Land Law, innovations in pedagogy and fostering student capacities.

Key Responsibilities

Panel Member of the Senate Staff Student Disciplinary Committee

Member of the Humanities Faculty Appeals Committee.

Former Athena Swan Co-ordinator (Chair of the Athena Swan Committee)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

External positions

Inclusive Policy Lab, UNESCO

2021 → …

Royal Town Planning Institute Trustee Member , International Ethics Committee for Property Standards (IESC)

1 Apr 2020 → …

Diversity and Inclusion Panel Member, Construction Industry Council

1 Nov 2019 → …

General Assembly Member Royal Town Planning Institute, Royal Town Planning Institute

30 Sep 2018 → …