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).