Dr Miriam Amanze (previously Mbah) is a Lecturer in Law and the Employability Lead at the Open University Law School. She joined the Law School in September 2020 from Bangor University, where she worked as a part-time Lecturer and gained her doctoral qualification in Public Procurement Law. In addition to this academic qualification, she completed the Legal Practice Course with BPP Manchester in 2018, attained her LLM in Public Procurement Law and Strategy in 2017 and an LLB Law with Criminology in 2015 at Bangor University. She is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education in 2019. She was nominated in the Bangor University Staff, and Student-led Awards as the Postgraduate Teacher of the year and was the welcome week coordinator from August 2018 to June 2020.
Dr Amanze’s research interest is in international and national Public Procurement Law, with a particular focus on sustainable procurement. She also has an interest in European Union Law, Human Rights Law and international law. Dr Mbah welcomes PhD supervision in these fields.
Dr Amanze’s doctoral studies titled: ‘Addressing Human Trafficking through Public Procurement: An Examination of US and Australia Federal Procurement Frameworks’ examined the procurement frameworks of the selected countries in preventing and mitigating trafficking practices within their supply chains. The thesis also outlined the limitations to the Framework’s anti-trafficking provisions and provided a comprehensive recommendation to the selected countries.
M Mbah and A Eyo, ‘Financing infrastructure procurement and workers' rights: the role of regional development banks’ in O Martin-Ortega and L Treviño Lozano (eds) Beyond Building Green: Sustainable Public Procurement of Infrastructure and Human Rights (Edward Edgar, 2023)
M Mbah and A Eyo, ‘Beyond the 100 days: Strengthening subpart 22.15 prohibition of acquisition of products produced by forced or indentured child labor’ Public Contract Law Review [Forthcoming 2023]
M Mbah, D Cahill and C Evans, ‘Tackling Human Trafficking in Governments Supply Chains: Legal Certainty & Effectiveness Issues Under the Australian Commonwealth Procurement Rules Model’ Federal Law Review  50 (4), 479 - 503
Dr Amanze is committed to delivering excellence in teaching and learning with passion and enthusiasm. At OU Law School, she is currently involved in the teaching of the following modules:
Dr Amanze has collaborated with external colleagues in projects financed by the World Bank Group, Inter-America Development Bank and the European Union. Her consultancy experience expands to individual countries such as Nigeria, Bahamas, Barbados, Ghana, Vietnam, Bangladesh and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. She regularly seeks donor consultancy opportunities and is working with a consultancy consortium led by HelpUsTrade Ltd in bidding for projects. Some of the recent projects Miriam has completed includes:
Beyond the 100 days: Strengthening subpart 22.15 prohibition of acquisition of products produced by forced or indentured child labor (2023)
Mbah, Miriam and Eyo, Ama
Public Contract Law Journal ((In Press))
Tackling Human Trafficking in Governments Supply Chains: Legal Certainty & Effectiveness Issues Under the Australian Commonwealth Procurement Rules Model (2022)
Amanze, Miriam; Cahill, Dermot and Evans, Ceri
Federal Law Review, 50(4) (pp. 479-503)
Financing infrastructure procurement and workers’ rights:
the role of regional development banks (2023-03)
Mbah, Miriam and Eyo, Ama
In: Martin-Ortega, Olga and Treviño Lozano, Laura eds. Sustainable Public Procurement of Infrastructure and Human Rights: Beyond Building Green. Corporations, Globalisation and the Law
ISBN : 978 1 80220 550 3 | Publisher : Edward Elgar (In Press)