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Centre for Consumption Insights

A centre focusing on real-world problems of consumption, which are of global significance for marketing practice and public policy.

About this Centre

Led by Professor Maria Piacentini, this Centre (CCI) builds on the research excellence and the international, interdisciplinary networks of colleagues in the Department of Marketing. We have expertise in all aspects of consumption, from a focus on consumer culture theory and the sociology of consumption and markets, through to experimental work in the domain of consumer psychology.

Our work thus far has had an emphasis on consumption-related issues linked to health and consumer wellbeing, including: alcohol consumption; excessive food consumption; parenting practices and consumption; health and wellbeing; sustainable consumption; religious consumption; online consumption; youth and consumption; and health communications.

Our Mission

We aim to generate and disseminate cutting-edge knowledge and insights about Consumption and Consumer Behavior reflecting corporate and policy concerns. We work with policy and corporate partners to identify pressing problems and hot topics that can form the basis of research applications to develop actionable insights to address these areas.

PhD Programmes

We're home to a vibrant doctoral community where our PhD students are encouraged to take advantage of the School's research strengths to develop core skills. We welcome PhD applicants with an appropriate Masters degree or those who have a specialised Marketing undergraduate degree.

Publications

People

Centre Director

Maria Piacentini

Centre for Consumption Insights, Management and Society

D - Floor, University House

Centre Administrator

Teresa Aldren

Teresa Aldren

Research Enhancement and Centres Administrator

Centre for Consumption Insights, Centre for Family Business, Centre for Financial Econometrics, Asset Markets and Macroeconomic Policy, Centre for Health Futures, Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting, Centre for Productivity & Efficiency, Centre for Technological Futures , Centre for Transport & Logistics (CENTRAL)

C26, C - Floor, Charles Carter Building

Members

Sandra Awanis

Centre for Consumption Insights

Hayley Cocker

Dr Hayley Cocker

Senior Lecturer

Centre for Consumption Insights, Networks, Knowledge and Strategy

D09, D - Floor, Charles Carter Building
James Cronin

Dr James Cronin

Senior Lecturer

Centre for Consumption Insights, Networks, Knowledge and Strategy

Ahmad Daryanto

Dr Ahmad Daryanto

Senior Lecturer

Centre for Consumption Insights, Centre for Marketing Analytics & Forecasting, DSI - Society, Networks, Knowledge and Strategy

Carolyn Downs

Dr Carolyn Downs

Senior Lecturer, Casual - Course Consultant

Centre for Consumption Insights, Lancaster Intelligent, Robotic and Autonomous Systems Centre, Management and Society

+44 (0)1524 510939 C14, C - Floor, Charles Carter Building
James Freund

Centre for Technological Futures

Eman Gadalla

C42, C - Floor, Charles Carter Building
Charlotte Hadley

Dr Charlotte Hadley

Research Associate

Centre for Consumption Insights

John Hardy

Dr John Hardy

Senior Lecturer in Materials Chemistry

Physical and Analytical Chemistry

Linda Hendry

Professor Linda Hendry

Head of Department, Professor

Centre for Consumption Insights, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK , Supply Chain Management

A072, A - Floor, Management School
Leighanne Higgins

Dr Leighanne Higgins

Senior Lecturer

Centre for Consumption Insights

Margaret Hogg

Professor Margaret Hogg

Professor of Consumer Behaviour and Marketing

Management and Society

D42, D - Floor, Charles Carter Building
Gillian Hopkinson

Professor Gillian Hopkinson

Head of Marketing Department, Professor

Centre for Consumption Insights, Management and Society, Networks, Knowledge and Strategy

Chih-Ling Liu

Centre for Consumption Insights

44 1524 510197 D36, D - Floor, Charles Carter Building
Rebecca Liu

Centre for Consumption Insights, Centre for Health Futures, Centre for Technological Futures , DSI - Society

Stefano Puntoni

Centre for Consumption Insights, Networks, Knowledge and Strategy

+44 (0)1524 510437
Laura Salciuviene

Dr Laura Salciuviene

Research Fellow

Centre for Consumption Insights, Networks, Knowledge and Strategy

D08, D - Floor, Charles Carter Building
Matteo Saltalippi

Dr Matteo Saltalippi

Research Associate

Centre for Consumption Insights

Alexandros Skandalis

Dr Alexandros Skandalis

Senior Lecturer in Marketing

Centre for Consumption Insights

C07, C - Floor, Charles Carter Building
Alison Stowell

Dr Alison Stowell

Senior Lecturer

Centre for Consumption Insights, Centre for Technological Futures , MSF Supervisors 2019/20

Emre Tarim

Dr Emre Tarim

Lecturer in Behavioural Sciences

Centre for Consumption Insights, Institute for Social Futures Fellow, ISF Fellows 2019/20

C03a, C - Floor, Charles Carter Building
Savita Verma

Dr Savita Verma

Research Associate

Centre for Consumption Insights

Jiahui Zhao

Jiahui Zhao

PhD student

Centre for Consumption Insights

Research Clusters

Sustainable Consumption

The Sustainable Consumption cluster of the CCI includes a critical mass of researchers investigating sustainable patterns of consumption and production. This specialist cluster centres on exploring and theorising greener forms of consumer behaviour, alternative ways of engaging with the market like sharing and renting in a circular economy, media representations of sustainability, and the empowerment and mobilisation of the public to achieve less resource-intensive ways of living and consuming. The cluster is actively involved in generating knowledge that can contribute to our theoretical understanding of consumption in the wider sustainability landscape as well as producing applicable insights. Working in collaboration with partners, organisations, government, other researchers and households, the goal of the Sustainable Consumption cluster of the CCI is to provide actionable guidance for policy, key supply chain stakeholders and consumers to drive towards cleaner, greener growth and more environmentally friendly lifestyles.

PPiPL

The Sustainable Consumption cluster contributes to the UKRI NERC funded PPiPL project led by Lancaster University in collaboration with 11 project partners.

The PPiPL project aims to fundamentally shift behaviours around food plastic packaging. Combining excellence in marketing, supply chains, waste management, chemistry and material science, PPiPL will deliver innovative solutions in the drive to eliminate problematic or unnecessary plastic waste. Focusing on how plastic packaging is embedded in consumers’ day-to-day lives, the project will undertake a holistic examination of the packaging supply chain to close the attitude-behaviour gap in consumers’ approaches to plastic usage and wastage.

Maria Piacentini

Centre for Consumption Insights, Management and Society

D - Floor, University House
Alison Stowell

Dr Alison Stowell

Senior Lecturer

Centre for Consumption Insights, Centre for Technological Futures , MSF Supervisors 2019/20

James Cronin

Dr James Cronin

Senior Lecturer

Centre for Consumption Insights, Networks, Knowledge and Strategy

Alexandros Skandalis

Dr Alexandros Skandalis

Senior Lecturer in Marketing

Centre for Consumption Insights

C07, C - Floor, Charles Carter Building
Linda Hendry

Professor Linda Hendry

Head of Department, Professor

Centre for Consumption Insights, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK , Supply Chain Management

A072, A - Floor, Management School
John Hardy

Dr John Hardy

Senior Lecturer in Materials Chemistry

Physical and Analytical Chemistry

Matteo Saltalippi

Dr Matteo Saltalippi

Research Associate

Centre for Consumption Insights

Charlotte Hadley

Dr Charlotte Hadley

Research Associate

Centre for Consumption Insights

Savita Verma

Dr Savita Verma

Research Associate

Centre for Consumption Insights

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