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Dr Alison Stowell

Lecturer

Charles Carter Building

LA1 4YX

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 594647

Research overview

Alison's research interests focus on social and organisational responses to the challenges of waste. Specific areas of interest include: Organisation and management responses, waste policy, negotiating values attributed to waste and waste as a particular type of work. Although, for the past 10 years her preoccupation has focused on electronic waste (e-waste e.g. computers, laptops, mobile telephones etc), her curiosity relates to most forms.  

 

 

PhD supervision

I am interested in supervising students in subjects that are waste related or ideas surrounding the Circular Economy. More specifically, topics that focus on social, organisation and managerial responses, the negotiations surrounding values attributed to waste and waste as a particular type of work.

Current Teaching

Postgraduate

EMBA Business Ethics and Sustainability (Convenor for Ghana and Contributing Lecturer for UK), MBA Responsible Management and Ethics (Contributing Lecturer), LUMSNET Pilot - Managing e-Waste (Convenor), Dissertation Supervisor.

Undergraduate

OWT.230 Management and the Natural Environment: Ethics and Sustainability (Convenor), OWT.232 Management and Sustainability: WBCSD Bootcamp (Convenor) OWT.320 Organisation Studies and the Management of Practical Issues (Contributing Lecturer), Dissertation Supervisor.

Professional Role

Associate Director for Corporate Relations in the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business, Academic Tutor and Cartmel College Advisor 

Qualifications

BSc Business and Information Technology (Portsmouth)

MSc Information Technology, Management and Organisational Change (Lancaster)

PhD Organisation, Work and Technology (Lancaster)

Profile

Alison joined the Department in 2014, prior to moving into academia; she worked in both public and private sector organisations. Alison has worked at the Crown Prosecution Service, IBM and as a Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University. She is an accredited IBM IT Specialist and has held multiple roles during the time spent working there. These roles included Technical Support, Service Management and Service Operations.

Current Research

Alison's current research is a interdisciplinary collaborative venture with Dr Dmitry Yumashev, Dr Lingxuan Liu and Dr Ivar Boudier Struijker for REPIC (the largest e-waste compliance scheme in the UK), where they are assisting REPIC in tracing and quantifying electronic products on to the market and e-waste arising from this, with the purpose of improving data intelligence as well as influencing future e-waste compliance targets.  

Research Grants

REPIC Grant (£81,175.20) - Awarded to Dr Alison Stowell (PI), Dr Dmitry Yumashev (CI), Dr Lingxuan Liu (CI) for the UK EEE and WEEE Quantification and Compliance Target Study (Sept 2017 - July 2018).

Santander Universities Global Division and Lancaster University International Projects Award (£10,000) - Grant awarded to send Lancaster University Management School Students to attend the World Business Council for Sustainable Development's Annual Meeting (April 2016).

Economic and Social Research Council - (UK) +3 studentship; Doctoral Scholarship in pursuance of a PhD in Organisation Studies focusing on the organisation of Electronic Waste, Lancaster University Management School, University of Lancaster.

 

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