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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