Dr Lauren McCarthy

Brief Biography:

I’m a researcher and lecturer in the field of corporate social responsibility and sustainability, specialising in gender equality and women’s rights. My research explores women producers’ economic, social and political empowerment within supply chains. Using a range of research methods, I have particular expertise with participatory visual methods, and have worked with Twin Trading, Fairtrade and other organisations and businesses using this approach. I have experience of working in Colombia, India, Sierra Leone, Ghana, Tanzania, and Kenya, and on diverse supply chains including textiles, cotton and cocoa.