Ph.D. (Scuola Superiore SantAnna Pisa), Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (Higher Education Academy)
Assistant Professor in Business and SocietyDepartment: Strategy and International BusinessCentre/Institute: ICCSRE-mail: Lara.Bianchi@nottingham.ac.ukTel:
+44 (0) 115 8466135Location:
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 currently leading a Research England Quality-related Research Policy Funding on the role of policymakers in human rights remedy for agricultural workers in the UK.
In the past three years, she acted as the Principal Investigator of a UKRI Global Challenges Research Fund and an ESRC Impact Accelerator Account projects on women's agency in conflict-affected societies.
In 2022, she was awarded a Rising Star Public Engagement Award by the Institute for Policy and Engagement of the University of Nottingham.
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; Marginalized Stakeholders; Dialogism; Responsible Business Conduct