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.

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Research interests

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



Lauren currently teaches economic and social foundations for sustainable organisations (MN1125), Human resource management (MN2705), integrating management 1: business in context (MN3915) and leadership & innovation (MN3925). She coordinates Business Ethics and Social Enterprise (MN5571) at postgraduate level. 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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