Dr Lauren McCarthy

Personal profile

Lauren joined Royal Holloway in January 2017, after moving from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark. Previously she has also held research roles at the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR) at the University of Nottingham, where she received her PhD. Lauren is currently Deputy Director of the Centre for Research into Sustainability (CRIS).

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Research interests

Lauren's research interests centre on responsible business and sustainability. Specifically, she researches gender and inequalities, often within production in global value chains. To what extent is gender inequality exacerbated, or eased, through CSR, or social enterprise? Methodologically, Lauren's research promotes participatory, often visual, methods. She is also interested in contemporary feminism, particularly online feminist activism and social change facilitated through digital spaces. 



Lauren currently coordinates Integrating Management 1: Business in context (MN3915), and co-coordinates Foundations in Responsible Business (MN1125), and Business Ethics and Social Enterprise (MN5571). She teaches on Human resource management (MN2705), and Leadership & Innovation (MN3925). She is happy to supervise PhD topics on CSR, value chains and/or gender relations.


Velux Visting Fellow at Copenhagen Business School (2017-2018).


Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow, University of Birmingham April- May 2018

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