International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility

Staff and Affiliates

Lara Bianchi

Assistant Professor in Business and Society

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Lara current research focus is on business and humanrights. Before joining Nottingham University Business School in August 2019, she worked at the Alliance Manchester Business School, where she led the Business and Human Rights Catalyst Programme.  She received a first-class honours BA and MA degrees in Political Science, and her PhD in Management, Competitiveness and Development from the Grand Ecole Scuola Superiore Sant\'Anna, Italy.


Dr Claire Ingram
Assistant Professor in Responsible and Sustainable Business

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I joined the ICCSR as Assistant Professor in Responsible and Sustainable Business in August 2018, having completed my PhD at the centre earlier that year.  My ESRC-funded doctoral research examined the ways in which consumers construct their agency to act ethically at different stages of the tourism experience.  Prior to my PhD, I obtained a MSc in Corporate Social Responsibility and BA (Hons) in Management Studies from Nottingham University Business School.

My research interests include responsible consumption and consumer ethics, the market-consumer interface, and  responsible tourism.   


Professor Mihaela Keleman
Chair in Business and Society

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Prior to joining Nottingham, I taught and researched at Keele University for 23 years, as a Professor of Management and Public Engagement (since 2006) and as Director of the Community Animation and Social Innovation Centre-CASIC (since 2014). I hold doctoral degrees from Oxford University and the Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest.

My research is underpinned by an American Pragmatist philosophy and uses qualitative and arts-based methodologies of community engagement and knowledge co-production.  My work has been funded by the AHRC, GCRF, ESRC, EPSRC, MRC and HEFCE and explores a wide range of business and society issues such as market-place exclusion, food poverty, rural health, volunteering and post disaster reconstruction and tourism.   Working closely with a variety of marginalised stakeholders in the UK, Japan, the Philippines and Kenya, the research puts centre stage the voices and aspirations of communities which have been traditionally disregarded by main stream management discourses.  Outputs have been disseminated not only via academic publications but also through documentary dramas. virtual games and community based exhibitions and installations curated jointly with the award winning New Vic Borderlines.


Karen Maltby webpage Oct 19
Karen Maltby
Senior Administration Officer

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I am Senior Administration Officer based in the Research Support team at the Business School I am responsible for providing administrative support to PGR Researchers working alongside the PhD team and in addition working closely with the ICCSR academic team providing research centre support. 


Lee Matthew Webpage
Assistant Professor in Business and Society

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Lee is an early career researcher in the area of Business and Society. He has a PhD from the University of Manchester in sustainable supply chain management and has published in this area in journals such as Journal of Supply Chain Management (JSCM), Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, and Organization. 


Judy Muthuri web page Oct 19
Director of ICCSR, Associate Professor in Corporate Social Responsibility

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I was introduced to the concept of CSR whilst working in the non-profit sector in Kenya in the area of women and economic development, community development, and volunteering which included corporate volunteering. I’ve been in ICCSR since 2003 as a Masters of Research student and then proceeded on to do my doctoral studies. I joined the ICCSR team in September 2007 as a full-time Lecturer in CSR. My research and teaching interests are in CSR and Development, Corporate Community Investment, Corporations and Citizenship, and CSR in Developing Countries. In my pastime, I try to recreate a ‘Kenyan Safari’ experience in Nottingham by taking walks in the Nottingham University Park’s lakeside woods, and of course the Sherwood Forest! I also enjoy music and dancing.


Niamh OSullivan Web Page Oct 19
Assistant Professor in Sustainable Business/CSR

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Niamh acts as a new Assistant Professor in Sustainability/Corporate Social Responsibility/Business Ethics, in the International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility (ICCSR).  She joins ICCSR with over 15 years’ experience in the inter-governmental, academic and practice spheres related to sustainable development, CSR, sustainability reporting, sustainable finance and responsible investment.

Niamh most recently worked for two years as an Associate Analyst with Sustainalytics, a responsible investment research firm, headquartered in Amsterdam; where she managed Sustainalytics Academic Programme, led a seminal research project on responsible investment engagement processes, and co-authored Sustainalytics’ sector reports.

Niamh completed a PhD (cum laude) and post-doctorate in The University of Amsterdam Business School, where she taught an MSc course on “Sustainability, Accountability and Ethics”, as well as a specialised MBA elective course on sustainable finance. Her PhD and post doctorate research won a series of academic and practice awards, including the 2010 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Interdisciplinary Accounting Research Category; and the French Social Investment Forum (SIF) Best Published Article Award 2010. Her research has been published in Accounting, Organisations and Society, and Accounting, Accountability and Auditing Journal.

Before her PhD, Niamh also spent four and a half years with the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) in Geneva, Switzerland. Here, she acted as project manager for the UNEP FI African Task Force, and the UNEP FI- GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) Financial Services Sector Supplement Working Group.

Niamh’s current research interests span the broad intersection between social and environmental accountability, sustainable finance – in particular responsible investment engagement processes – institutional theory and valuation studies.


David Pemberton Professor Practice
Professor of Practice

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I joined the Business School in 2019, having been an Honorary Associate Professor since 2013 and member of the Advisory Panel from 2006.  As a member of staff, I work on practice focussed engagement, and encourage the combination of academic learning with practitioner leadership and expertise.  My own areas of expertise are: corporate social responsibility; business planning, budgets, and financial modelling; and charity governance.

My recent previous employments were as an Executive Director at the Gambling Commission and Business in the Community.  I have held several non-executive director and trustee roles, my current appointment is with a wireless internet services provider.

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 Nottingham University Business School Ningbo China Affiliates

Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance
 Alim Beveridge  Assistant Professor in Organistational Behaviour
 David Birchall  Assistant Professor in Business Law and Corporate Governance
 Hing Kai Chan  Professor of Operations Management
 Jing Dai  Professor of Operations Management
 Pingping Fu  Professor of Organisational Behaviour
 Peter Hofman  Professor of Corporate Social Responsibility and Corporate Governance
 Shih-wei Hsu  Assistant Professor in Organisation Behaviour
 Michal Lemanski  Assistant Professor in International Business
 Lucas Wang  Assistant Professor in International Business/Strategy
 Russa Yuan  Assistant Professor in Marketing


University of Nottingham Malaysia Affiliates

Sustainability Strategies and Management
Mohan V Avvari Associate Professor of Strategy and  Innovation

Sustainability/Responsible Business Practices-          Support Systems for Sustainability

Anita Chakrabarty  Associate Professor  Consumer Behaviour
Wen Li Chan Assistant Professor of Business Law  CSR and Legal Issues
Manaiam Kaliannan Associate Professor of Human Resource Management  Management
Dilip S Mutum Associate Professor of Marketing   CSR and Marketing
Vanitha Ponnusamy Assistant Professor of Organisational Management  Sustainability and Ecology


Sustainability Accounting, Reporting and Corporate Governance
Chee Kwong Lau Associate Professor of Accouting, Dean Sustainability Reporting and Governance 
Jayalakshmy Ramachandran Associate Professor of Auditing and Accounting Corporate Governance
Hung Woan Ting Associate Professor of Management Accounting  Sustainability and Accounting
Tim Gocher Honorary Professor of Sustainable Business



International Centre for Corporate Social Responsibility

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