Immaculate Motsi-Omoijiade

Immaculate Motsi-Omoijiade

Business School
Research Fellow

Contact details

Birmingham Law School
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Immaculate Motsi-Omoijiade is a researcher in Emerging and Industry 4.0 Technology specializing in Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Immaculate is completing her PhD in Blockchain and Cryptocurrency/Cryptoasset Regulation at the University of Warwick, School of Law. Immaculate is also interested and well-versed in issues to do with Financial Regulation including Compliance, Banking Regulation, Derivatives Regulation, Corporate Governance and Corporate Taxation as well as in legal, operational and technical considerations in the design, deployment and management of commercial and public Information Systems.


  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), 2017
  • Master of Laws (LLM) Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation - University of Warwick, 2014
  • Master of Public Policy (MPP) - National University of Singapore, 2009
  • Bachelor of Political Sciences (International Relations) - University of Pretoria, 2007


Immaculate has a multi-disciplinary background including International Relations (specialising in Political Economy), Public Policy (specialising in Economics) and Law (specialising in regulation and financial regulation) and has lived, worked and studied across multiple continents in countries including South Africa, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States. Immaculate uses this combination of multi-disciplinarity and internationalism to provide a macro/international perspective to her research, seeing and citing the implications and significance of niche emerging technology research areas on the global legal, economic and societal environment.

With a keen interest in code-based innovations and data-driven technology, Immaculate’s research in Blockchain started with a focus on Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies/cryptoassets and expanded to the examination of Blockchain applications beyond financial services and to the consideration of Blockchain as part of combinatorial systems including AI and machine learning/AR and VR/Robotics and Internet of Things in the enhancement of operations and service delivery particularly within the national and international Public Sector context.


Immaculate has multidisciplinary teaching experience in Business, Law and Political Sciences. Taught modules include Research Methodology; International Organisations; Global Environment of Business and Internet Regulation.

Other activities

  • Expert Panel Member – Blockchain and AI-powered Sustainable Development Goals Platform World Wide Generation (WWG) (2018 – Present)
  • Member of the White Chapel Think Tank on Distributed Ledger Technology (2016 – Present)
  • Research Associate of the UCL Centre for Blockchain Technology (2017 – Present)
  • Research Affiliate of the Artificial Intelligence Innovation Network (AIIN), Warwick Business School (2018 – Present
  • Member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association (SLSA) (2017- Present)
  • Member of the European Consortium for Political Research – Regulatory Governance Standing Group (ECPR) (2017 – Present)

Policy experience

Immaculate is part of the UK Cabinet Office Open Innovation Team’s Community of Interest for Distributed Ledger and Blockchain Technology. She is also a member of the British Standards Committee (BSI) Technical Committee on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology tasked with the development of standards for the blockchain industry.