Ethics in Consumption: Interdisciplinary Perspectives Doctoral Colloquium

The Ethics in Consumption: Interdisciplinary Perspectives seminar team was delighted to hold their first Doctoral Colloquium at the University of Glasgow on 29 October 2015.

Doctoral Colloquium group photoThe Doctoral Colloquium was attended by a number of doctoral students who presented their doctoral work to peers and faculty, and received feedback from a panel of expert researchers in a supportive forum. This doctoral colloquium also featured presentations and mentoring by leading scholars in the multi-disciplinary fields of consumption ethics, who were Dr Terry Newholm and Dr Alan Bradshaw.

The Doctoral Colloquium (chaired by Professor Deirdre Shaw, Dr Andreas Chatzidakis, Dr Michal Carrington and Helen Goworek) also allowed PhD students to get to know one another and build peer networks, interact with faculty, and improve their research ideas. 

Recordings and photographs

Interviews with Alan and Terry are now available: Recordings.


Doctoral ColloquiumDr Terry Newholm

Honorary Visiting Research Fellow, University of Manchester Business School

Presentation: Self-interest, Altruism and the Consumer (pdf, 207kb)


Doctoral ColloquiumDr Alan Bradshaw

Senior Lecturer in Marketing, School of Management, Royal Holloway, University of London

Presentation: Consumer Ethics, Neoliberal Externalisation and CSR Bullshitting (pdf, 287kb)

A paper 'To believe that unsustainability can be eliminated without also eliminating capitalism is like believing in magic' discussed by Alan during his presentation can also be downloaded: Discussion paper (pdf, 287kb)

PhD candidates presenting

Michaela Bishop, University of Plymouth
Factors Influencing Household Food Waste

Andreea Bocioaga, University of  Glasgow Adam Smith Business School
Consuming Food: Community Gardens and Beyond

Eleanor Boyce, University of Manchester
Geographies of Ethical and Sustainable Consumption in Times of Austerity

Stephanie Chamberlain, Sheffield Business School, Sheffield Hallam University
Understanding the role of hedonism in ethical consumption: An interpretive phenomenological analysis

Yuanqing Du, University of West England
Inconsistent Consumption – an investigation of consumers’ identity avoidance from an anti-consumption perspective

Natalie Dukes, Coventry University
Towards consumption reduction in clothing: An exploration of the motivators, facilitators and impediments to buying less

Robbe Geysmans, Ghent University
Re-assembling civil society: Enacting fair trade consumption at the point of purchase

Peter Hambrecht, Royal Holloway University of London
The Dark Side of Consumption: From Hierarchies to Processes

Vera Hoelscher, Royal Holloway University of London
Shared Offline and Online Spaces of Ethical Consumption Communities

Artemis Panigyraki, Imperial Business School
Towards Understanding the Role of Consumer Suspicion in Their Ethical Consumption Decisions

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