Dr Alison Stowell

Senior Lecturer

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.

Plastic Packaging in People’s Lives: Reflections on Engaged Academic Research
Invited talk

E-Waste, Circular Economy and Innovation
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Single use plastic: A way forward
Public Lecture/ Debate/Seminar

Mitie
Business Engagement

Textile Waste Meeting - Sewing Cafe
Other

ERM Stakeholder Engagement Interview
Expert Opinion

The International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics - Lunch Seminar Critiques of the Circular Economy
Invited talk

Biotech Services Ltd.
Business Engagement

IS4CE Seminar Critiques of a Circular Economy
Invited talk

Seminar - ReTrace Network
Invited talk

Circularity is not the panacea many had hoped for
Invited talk

Research Seminar - Critiques of the Circular Economy
Invited talk

Responsibility and Plastic Packaging: Exploring the issues for the packaging supply chain
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Collaborating across Organizational Boundaries: Co-Creating a more Just and Thriving Society (session 529)
Invited talk

Circular Economy and e-waste
Invited talk

Standing Conference on Organizational Symbolism
Participation in conference

Scope 3: Sustainability across the Supply Chain - Live Panel
Invited talk

Managing e-waste in a Circular Economy
Invited talk

E-waste, Circular Economy, Innovation
Invited talk

Finding your pathway into Sustainability
Invited talk

37th European Group of Organizational Studies Colloquium
Participation in conference

CPI introduction - electronics and sustainability
Other

European Group of Organizational Studies conference – Sub Plenary co-chairing with Professor Stefan Bohm and Professor Herve Corvellec
Participation in conference

15th Organizational Studies Workshop
Participation in conference

Environmental Audit Committee Inquiry: Electronic Waste and the Circular Economy
Invited talk

NeuDrive Ltd.
Business Engagement

Re-Opening the bin: Waste, economy, culture and society
Participation in conference

3rd Product Lifetimes and the Environment Conference
Participation in conference

‘Waste and the Circular Economy’ Lancashire Low Carbon Forum workshop
Invited talk

Business Breakfast - Master Class in Loop Management
Invited talk

How can the Circular Economy improve business in Ghana
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

‘How can the Circular Economy improve business in Ghana’ in collaboration with Footprints Africa
Invited talk

Master Class in Loopy Management’ at LU Ghana Business Breakfast meeting
Invited talk

Reopening the bin – waste, economy, culture and society’ at Gothenburg University
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Setting robust and realistic PCS targets for WEEE to support the transition to a Circular Economy
Invited talk

Setting robust and realistic PCS targets for WEEE to support the transition to a Circular Economy
Invited talk

Circular Economy disruptions, past, present and future, International Symposium
Participation in conference

Circular Economy disruptions, past, present and future, International Symposium
Participation in conference

13th Organization Studies Summer Workshop
Participation in conference

Meeting with Burlington Stone
Types of Business and Community - Hosting of external, non-academic visitor

13th Organization Studies Summer Workshop: Responding to Displacement, Disruption, and Division: Organizing for Social and Institutional Change
Participation in conference

Methodologies for setting WEEE targets’’ -presented with Yumashev, D to the REPIC Executive Board
Invited talk

International Workshop – Uncanny Futures: Speculative Ecologies of Waste
Participation in conference

International Workshop – Uncanny Futures: Speculative Ecologies of Waste
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Methodologies for setting WEEE targets’ co-presented with REPIC
Invited talk

Master Class in Waste, Ethics and Sustainability – the Circular Economy
Invited talk

'Master Class in Waste, Ethics and Sustainability – the Circular Economy’
Invited talk

Speaker – the importance of education’ at the 2017 WBCSD Leaders Program Graduation Ceremony
Invited talk

Opening the Bin
Participation in conference

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (External organisation)
Member of an organisation

Culture and Organization (Journal)
Editorial activity

Opening the Bin Conference
Participation in conference

European Group of Organizational Studies conference
Participation in conference

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (Publisher)
Publication peer-review

Speaker – the importance of education’ at the 2016 WBCSD Leaders Program Graduation Ceremony
Invited talk

Plastics Landscape’ presented at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development’s annual meeting
Invited talk

20th EMAN Conference
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

12th International Conference on Organisational Discourse
Participation in conference

Policy Solutions Lab (Circular Economy) Workshop - Geneva
Invited talk

6th Ethnography and Qualitative Research Conference
Participation in conference

University of Cardiff’s Business School Staff Seminar
Invited talk

World Business Council for Sustainable Development (Publisher)
Publication peer-review

Umeå School of Business and Economics Staff Seminar Series
Invited talk

Information Systems Journal (Journal)
Publication peer-review

110th ASA Annual Meeting
Participation in conference

110th American Sociological Association Annual Meeting
Participation in conference

European Group of Organization Studies, 30th EGOS Colloquium
Participation in conference

30th European Group of Organization Studies Colloquium
Participation in conference

Management Staff Seminar Series
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Organizing e-waste: A UK perspective’ presented at the University of Bristol’s Business School Staff Seminar
Invited talk

International Journal of Systems and Society (Journal)
Publication peer-review

The Business Systems Laboratory 2nd International Symposium Systems Thinking for a Sustainable Economy: Advancements in Economic and Managerial Theory and Practice
Participation in conference

8th International Conference in Critical Management Studies
Participation in conference

Higher Education Academy
Participation in conference

Global Sustainability Institute Seminar Series
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

International Journal of Systems and Society (Journal)
Publication peer-review

United Nations Environment Programme - Global Waste Management Outlook (Publisher)
Publication peer-review

Managing e-waste
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Work, Employment and Human Resource Management: Observations from Japan and the UK
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Quadrangular Conference
Participation in conference

European Group for Organizational Studies, 27th EGOS Colloquium
Participation in conference

Rethinking Materialism Workshop
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Staff and Education Development Association (SEDA) (External organisation)
Member of an organisation

Lancaster University Management School Dean's Professor Alistair Anderson Award
Prize (including medals and awards)

Lancaster University Management Dean's Award for Excellence in Business Engagement
Prize (including medals and awards)

World Business Council for Sustainable Development's inaugural Education and Innovation Award
Prize (including medals and awards)

Lancaster University Management School Academic Staff Member of the Year
Prize (including medals and awards)

  • Centre for Consumption Insights
  • Centre for Technological Futures
  • MSF Supervisors 2019/20
  • Pentland Centre