Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, Coventry University

I am a sociologist focusing on working life, organisations and ethics. I received my PhD from London School of Economics, researching corporate social responsibility and campaigns for workers' rights in global supply chains. This involved empirical work on the luxury fashion industry, mega events like the Olympic Games and the cut flower industry.

I am now a Senior Lecturer in the School of Strategy and Leadership and Associate at the Centre for Business in Society at Coventry University. I am Co-Lead on the Global Cut Flower Production Network Project, investigating social and environmental impacts of supply chains. We are working with key industry stakeholders to develop models of sustainability to benefit all, including mapping of the shifting certification landscape.

My interest in mega-events leads me to contribute to the EventRights project recently launched and I continue to take an interest in the wider developing discourse of responsible business, ethical employment and workers' rights campaigns. I have a long standing interest in how responsibility is understand in the context of a globalising world.

I am currently Co-Convenor of the Work, Employment and Economic Life (WEEL) study group of the British Sociology Association, and part of the committee for the Global Studies Association (GSA).

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Senior lecturer, Coventry University
  • 2011–2015
    Lecturer (part time), Brunel University
  • 2013–2013
    Lecturer (part time), Foundation for International Education
  • 2004–2005
    Visiting Lecturer, Queen Mary University of London
  • 2003–2004
    Visiting Lecturer , Imperial College
  • 2001–2002
    Global Civil Society Junior Fellow, London School of Economics
  • 1999–2001
    Tutor, University of Leicester

Education

  • 2012 
    London School of Economics, PhD Sociology
  • 1999 
    University College Dublin, MSocSc Sociology (Distinction)
  • 1996 
    Keele University, BA (Hons) Business Administration, Sociology and Social Anthropology