PhD (Scuola Superiore SantAnna Pisa), Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (Higher Education Academy)
Assistant Professor in Business and Society
Department: Strategy and International Business
Centre/Institute: International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility
+44 (0) 115 8466135
B09b (North Building, Jubilee Campus)
Lara is a political scientist (BA, MA), with a PhD in Business Management, Competitiveness and Development.
She is currently an Assistant Professor in Business and Society at the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility
and an expert at the Rights Lab Beacon of Excellence, researching meaningful engagement with marginalised stakeholders.
Lara is the Principal Investigator of a UKRI GCRF and an ESRC IAA projects on women's voice and agency in conflict-affected societies.
Prior to joining Nottingham, she worked as the Programme Lead for the Business and Human Rights Catalyst at the Alliance Manchester Business School, the University of Manchester. There she collaborated with the UN Human Rights, drafting the scoping report of the OHCHR Accountability and Remedy Project Phase III - "Non-State based non-judicial grievance mechanisms: an exploratory analysis".
During her doctoral programme, she was seconded to the II Committee of the 66th United Nations General Assembly in New York in preparation for the Rio+20 Conference, where UN Member States launched the drafting process of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Areas of Expertise
Stakeholder Engagement; Business and Human Rights; Women's Rights; Dialogism; Responsible Business Conduct