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I am interesting in projects related to building sustainable markets, particularly using a sociology of markets lens. I am also interested in projects on sustainable luxury, fashion and food markets, as well as projects on sales and B2B networks.

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Personal profile

Personal Statement

Iain lectures, researches and consults in Sustainability, Marketing and Society & Business-to-Business Marketing. He is currently Professor of Marketing and Director of Research (Marketing) at the University of Strathclyde. He previously led research for the KAM Best Practice Club at Cranfield School of Management, and was Director of Doctoral Studies at the University of Bath. He has a PhD in Business Ethics from Nottingham University. Prior to his academic career he held a number of posts in B2B Marketing including as a Strategic Consultant with Accenture, a Legal Policy Advisor in the Banking Sector for HMC&E and working in sales and marketing in the fair-trade sector. He specialises in Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Sustainable Market-Making and coaching Business-to-Business Marketing.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, The Management and Implementation of Fairtrade Strategy, University of Nottingham

Sept 20026 Jul 2005

Award Date: 6 Jul 2005

Bachelor of Science in Economics, Accounting and management, Cardiff University

Award Date: 6 Jul 2000

External positions

External examiner, University of Manchester

1 Jul 2021 → …

Visiting Professor, Aalto University

14 Feb 2014 → …

Associate professor, University of Bath

27 Sept 200920 Apr 2020

Senior Research Fellow, Cranfield School of Management

23 Mar 200620 Sept 2009

Visiting Fellow, University of Nottingham

16 Jul 2005 → …


  • Marketing Sustainability
  • Sustainable Fashion
  • Business Networks
  • Sustainable markets
  • Fairtrade
  • Social enterprise


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