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Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Surrey

I am a sociologist of work and the environment, focusing on . 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 Sociology Department of the University of Surrey. I am Co-Lead on the Sustainable Cut Flowers Project, investigating social and environmental impacts of supply chains. I am work with key industry stakeholders to develop models of sustainability to benefit all, including mapping of the shifting certification landscape. I also work as an independent consultant, am an Expert Advisor for the Sustainable Floristry Network and am on the Sustainable Church Flowers national committee.

My interest in mega-events led me to contribute to the EventRights project and I continue to take an interest in the wider developing discourse of responsible business, sustainable 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 an Associate Editor for the journal Sociology, convened the Work, Employment and Economic Life (WEEL) study group of the British Sociology Association (2017-2023), and am on the committee of the Global Studies Association. I am also a founding member of the Research Centre for the Future of Work and a Fellow of the Institute for Sustainability Institute at Surrey University.


  • 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


  • 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