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Dr Liz Cooper

Last modified: April 23, 2024
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ESRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Heriot-Watt University

liz.cooper@hw.ac.uk

About



The sector(s) I work in: Academic

www.hw.ac.uk


Professional qualifications:

PhD in Psychology, University of Edinburgh; MSc Business and Community, University of Bath. Member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh Young Academy of Scotland.



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About the organisation(s) I've worked for



Organisation name:

Heriot-Watt University


About my experience and expertise



Personal statement:

I have worked for extensively on challenges of sustainable production and consumption, approaching the issues from different roles in different sectors. I worked for local non-governmental organisations in Senegal and India on value chain development and certification projects. I worked as a Research and Policy Manager focused on sustainable supply chains and procurement in higher education institutions. I now research decision-making and influencing within organisations in terms of how sustainability factors are prioritised, using a discursive psychology approach.



Key topic areas of research or interest:

– sustainable production and consumption
– sustainable business
– sustainable product development
– sustainable procurement
– discursive psychology
– qualitative research
– social influence
– decision-making
– responsibility in organisations



Publications:

Constructing accounts of decision-making in sustainable design: A discursive psychology analysis. Design Studies. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.destud.2022.101158

Role Morality Discrepancy and Ethical Purchasing: Exploring Felt Responsibility in Professional and Personal Contexts. Business and Society. https://doi-org.hwu-ezproxy.idm.oclc.org/10.1177/0007650321105654

A Holistic Approach to Embedding Social Responsibility and Sustainability in a University—Fostering Collaboration Between Researchers, Students and Operations. Handbook of Sustainability Science and Research. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-63007-6_11

Determining How to Invest More Responsibly as an Institution: A case study at the University of Edinburgh. The Routledge Handbook of Responsible Investment. https://www.routledge.com/The-Routledge-Handbook-of-Responsible-Investment/Hebb-Hawley-Hoepner-Neher-Wood/p/book/9781138385795



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