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Research interests

I'm a United Kingdom Research and Innovation Future Leader Fellow.

I also lead a research initiative Embed-Dignity: https://embed-dignity.com/

I conduct research primarily on: 1) governance of labour rights in supply chains, and 2) inequalities in and around organizations. I believe in the interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge and thus my research draws on insights from a wide range of disciplines.

My research has received awards and nominations from top academic associations,  journals, and media, including Financial Times Top 100 Papers with Social Impact (2020), Business Ethics Quarterly Journal Top 3 Outstanding Articles (2020), Business & Society Journal Best Paper Award (2019), and the Academy of Management Best Dissertation Award (2014).

My research and interviews have appeared on BBC, AlJazeera, and Supply Management. I have been a panelist at a number of panels at conferences and events.

I have acquired around £1.6 Million in funding from both industries and research councils for my research.

My research has been published in journals such as Business Ethics Quarterly, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of World Business, and Human Relations among others.

Currently, I'm an editorial board member of the Journal of Business Ethics, and Business & Society and I review for numerous world-leading high-impact journals across disciplines as well as funding councils across the world. 

Willing to supervise doctoral students

Feel free to contact me if you are interested in pursuing a Ph.D. on the topic of labor rights in supply chains or inequalities in organizations. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Management, Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Holloway, University of London


Award Date: 1 Jul 2014

Management, Master of Letters, University of St Andrews


Award Date: 1 Dec 2010

Mechanical Engineering, Bachelor of Engineering, Anna University


Award Date: 1 Dec 2007

External positions

Visiting Professor, University of Connecticut

Mar 2016Apr 2016


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