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Dr Shona Russell

Dr Shona Russell

BAcc(Hons), PhD

Senior Lecturer in Knowledge and Practice

Associate Director of Centre for the Study of Philanthropy and Public Good
Environmental Facilitator

Contact details

Tel: +44 (0)1334 46 2807

Web links

Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR)
Earth System Governance

Teaching 2018-2019

  • MN3102 Organisation Studies
  • MN5001 Contemporary Global Issues in Management

Biography/Research specialisms

Shona Russell joined the School of Management in 2012. As an engaged scholar, Shona is committed to generating theoretically-informed and impactful research for academic, policy and practice communities in the areas of:

  • Governance, accountability and accounting technologies for water resource management;
  • Collaborative and interdisciplinary knowledge production in the domain of environmental science and policy; and 

  • Organising sustainability transitions. 


In 2017-18, she is working on projects concerning topics of transdisciplinary research; the contribution of philanthropy to sustainability transitions; and theoretical, pedagogical and practical developments to enhance sustainability in educational institutions. Her work is primarily qualitative and is undertaken in collaboration with academics and practitioners.

Drawing on long-term interest in relationships between knowledge and practice, she co-edited Knowledge and Practice in Business and Organisations published by Routledge in 2016. In 2008 - 2011, she undertook interdisciplinary research examining environmental governance concerning freshwater and climate change in New Zealand as a researcher for Manaaki Whenua.

Doctoral Supervision

Selected publications

Books

Knowledge and practice in business and organisations
Orr, K. M. (ed.), Nutley, S. M. (ed.), Russell, S. L. (ed.), Bain, R. (ed.), Hacking, B. (ed.) & Moran, C. (ed.), 26 Apr 2016, New York: Routledge. 256 p. (Routledge advances in organizational learning and knowledge management; vol. 2)
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Old Problems New Solutions: navigating water governance.
Russell, S. L., Frame, B. & Lennox, J., 2011, Manaaki Whenua Press.
Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

 

Chapters

Exploring and mapping the knowledge and practice terrain
Nutley, S. M., Bain, R., Moran, C., Orr, K. M. & Russell, S. L., 3 May 2016, Knowledge and Practice in Business and Organisations. Orr, K., Nutley, S., Russell, S., Bain, R., Hacking, B. & Moran, C. (eds.). New York and London: Routledge, p. 234-246
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Negotiating Knowledge through Boundary Organisations in Environmental Policy
Moran, C., Russell, S. L. & Wishart, L. J., 2016, Knowledge and Practice in Business and Organisations. New York, London: Routledge
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Organizational, management and accounting perspectives on biodiversity
Bebbington, J., Larrinaga, C., Russell, S. L. & Stevenson, L. A., 2015, Biodiversity in the Green Economy. Gasparatos, A. & Willis, K. (eds.). Abingdon: Routledge, p. 213-239 27 p. (Routledge Studies in Ecological Economics).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Accounting and accountability for fresh water: exploring initiatives and innovations
Russell, S. L. & Lewis, L., 2014, Sustainability Accounting and Accountability. Unerman, J., Bebbington, J. & O'Dwyer, B. (eds.). 2nd ed.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Who Speaks for the River? Exploring Biodiversity Reporting using an Arena Approach
Dey, C. & Russell, S. L., 2014, Accounting for Biodiversity. Jones, M. & Solomon, J. (eds.). 1 ed. Routledge
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Social accounting and the external problematisation of institutional contact: Exploring the potential of shadow accounts
Dey, C., Russell, S. L. & Thomson, I., 2011, Social Accounting and Public Management: Accountability for the Public Good : Accountability for the Common Good. Ball, A. & P. Osborne, S. (eds.). Routledge, p. 64-75
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

 

Articles

Four priorities for new links between conservation science and accounting research
Feger, C., Mermet, L., Vira, B., Addison, P. F. E., Barker, R., Birkin, F., Burns, J., Cooper, S., Couvet, D., Cuckston, T., Daily, G. C., Dey, C., Gallagher, L., Hails, R., Jollands, S., Mace, G., Mckenzie, E., Milne, M., Quattrone, P., Rambaud, A., Russell, S., Santamaria, M. & Sutherland, W. J., 27 Nov 2018, In : Conservation Biology. Early View https://doi.org/10.1111/cobi.13254
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transformation in a changing climate: a research agenda
Fazey, I., Moug, P., Allen, S., Beckmann, K., Blackwood, D., Bonaventura, M., Burnett, K., Danson, M., Falconer, R., Gagnon, A. S., Hodgson, A., Harkness, R., Holm, L., Irvine, K. N., Low, R., Lyon, C., Moss, A., Moran, C., Naylor, L., O'Brien, K., Russell, S., Skerratt, S., Rao-Williams, J. & Wolstenholme, R., 2018, In : Climate and Development. 10, 3, p. 197-217 21 p. https://doi.org/10.1080/17565529.2017.1301864
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Accounting and sustainable development: reflections and propositions
Bebbington, J., Russell, S. & Thomson, I., Oct 2017, In : Critical Perspectives on Accounting. 48, p. 21-34 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpa.2017.06.002
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Accounts of nature and the nature of accounts: Critical reflections on environmental accounting and propositions for ecologically informed accounting
Russell, S. L., Milne, M. & Dey, C., 18 Sep 2017, In : Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. 30, 7, p. 1426-1458 https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-07-2017-3010
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Activism, arenas and accounts in conflicts over tobacco control
Thomson, I., Dey, C. & Russell, S. L., 2015, In : Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. 28, 5, p. 809-845 36 p. https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-08-2013-1439
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Application of sustainability appraisal to the Canterbury Water Management Strategy
Jenkins, B. R., Russell, S. L., Sadler, B. & Ward, M., 18 Feb 2014, In : Australasian Journal of Environmental Management. 21, 1 https://doi.org/10.1080/14486563.2014.880383
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Moving beyond “mitigation and adaptation”: examining climate change responses in New Zealand
Russell, S. L., Greenaway, A., Carswell, F. & Weaver, S., 2013, In : Local Environment: The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. p. 1-19 https://doi.org/10.1080/13549839.2013.792047
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Technologies for sustainability: a governmentality perspective
Russell, S. L. & Frame, B., 2013, In : International Journal of Sustainable Development. 16, 1/2, p. 91-106 16 p. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJSD.2013.053792
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Structuring stakeholder participation in New Zealand's water resource governance
Lennox, J., Proctor, W. & Russell, S., 15 May 2011, In : Ecological Economics. 70, 7, p. 1381-1394 14 p. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolecon.2011.02.015
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Improving Water Governance in New Zealand – Stakeholder Views of Catchment Management Processes and Plans
Fenemor, A., Neilan, D., Allen, W. & Russell, S. L., 2011, In : Policy Quarterly. 7, 4, p. 10-19
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Water Policy and Regulatory Reform in New Zealand
Fisher, R. M. & Russell, S., 2011, In : International journal of water resources development. 27, 2, p. 387-400 14 p. https://doi.org/10.1080/07900627.2011.571533
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Analysing the role of sustainable development indicators in accounting for and constructing a Sustainable Scotland
Russell, S. L. & Thomson, I., Sep 2009, In : Accounting Forum. 33, 3, p. 225-244 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.accfor.2008.07.008
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Accounting for a Sustainable Scotland
Russell, S. L. & Thompson, I., 2008, In : Public Money & Management. 28, 6, p. 367-374 https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9302.2008.00671.x
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

 

Reviews

Potential users’ perceptions of general purpose water accounting reports.
Russell, S., 18 Sep 2017, In : Social and Environmental Accountability Journal. 37, 3, p. 227-228 https://doi.org/10.1080/0969160X.2017.1376912
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

 

Other publications

Debate: At a loss - responsibility, accountability and (in)decision after the floods
Moran, C. & Russell, S. L., 2014, In : Public Money & Management. https://doi.org/10.1080/09540962.2014.920196
Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Raising our Collective Game: CSEAR Future(s)
Buhr, N. & Russell, S. L., 2014, In : Social and Environmental Accountability Journal. https://doi.org/10.1080/0969160X.2014.938476
Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

Permeating Boundaries: Accountability at the Nexus of Water and Climate Change
Lewis, L. & Russell, S. L., Sep 2011, In : Social and Environmental Accountability Journal. 31, 2, p. 117-123 https://doi.org/10.1080/0969160X.2011.593812
Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Community Governance for Sustainability: Exploring Benefits of Community Water Schemes?
Russell, S. L., 2007, In : Local Environment. 12, 4, p. 437-445
Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate