Deirdre is Professor Consumer Ethics and Sustainability at the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School. She has researched the area of consumption ethics throughout her career, publishing on the subject in a range of international journals, including, British Journal of Management, Work, Employment and Society, Journal of Consumer Culture, Psychology and Marketing, Journal of Business Ethics, Marketing Theory, European Journal of Marketing, Business History, Journal of Marketing Management, Sustainable Development; contributing to books and non-academic publications and giving invited talks and supervising PhD researchers in this area.

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