Unyime John qualified with a BSc (Hons) in Geology from University of Calabar, Nigeria in 2002. He then spent one year at the National Iron Ore Mining Company, Itakpe – Okene, working as a laboratory geochemist in the mines and beneficiation department until 2004. He then undertook an MSc in Environmental Technology at University of Wolverhampton in 2004, before working as a geoenvironmental engineer at Joynes Pike and Associates (Now part of opus group) until 2006.
Unyime went on to study for a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering (School of Civil Engineering) at the University of Birmingham, which was awarded in 2011. During the study, he worked as a post graduate teaching assistant in the School of Civil Engineering, assisting with the delivery of aspects in soil mechanics.
After completing the study, he joined the School of Civil Engineering as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, a position he has held until present, apart from brief spells between projects. Projects he has worked on include:
- Cross Disciplinary Feasibility Assessment: Resilience of Critical Local Infrastructures
- Assessing the Underworld: Integrated Performance Model of City Infrastructures