Dr Linda Mensah joined the University of Stirling in 2023 as a Lecturer in Law. Prior to that, Linda taught Environmental Law at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, where she also completed her PhD under the Strathclyde Excellence Awards.
Linda obtained her LLM (with Distinction) in International Law and Sustainable Development from the University of Strathclyde as a Chevening Scholar. She is a qualified barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana and was the recipient of the John Mensah Sarbah Memorial Award for Best Graduating Law Student from the Ghana School of Law in 2011.
Linda has years of experience in corporate litigation, working as in-house counsel in higher education and providing pro bono representation in cases involving human rights abuses.
Her research interests involve the intersection of law, history and anthropology, with particular focus on African feminist approaches to environmental justice, the extractives industry, climate change, decolonisation and conservation.
Linda is also an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.