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Dr Lori Leigh Davis

Dr Lori Leigh Davis

Research Administrator

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Lori Leigh is Administrator of the Centre for Social and Environmental Accountability (CSEAR).


Tutor (2014 - Present)

  • MN1001 Organisations and Society
  • MN1002 Organisations and Analysis
  • MN2001 Management and Society
  • MN2002 Management and Analysis

Lecturer (2019)

  • MN5514 Managing Natural Resources

Research areas

In 2018, Dr Davis took over the role as the Administrator for the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR). 

Lori Leigh started teaching (tutoring MN2002) in the School of Management in 2013. Since then, she has taught every semester including MN1001, MN1002, MN2001 and MN2002. In addition, Dr Davis has lectured the Masters level course Managing Natural Resources (MN5514) and Contemporary Issues in Management (MN4100) in 2020.

Her teaching career highlights includes being nominated for the Teaching Award for Postgraduate Students Who Tutors in 2017 and winning the Teaching Excellence Award for Innovative Teaching in 2019. 

Dr Davis received her PhD from the University of St Andrews under the supervision of Dr Philip Roscoe (School of Management) and Dr William Vlcek (School of International Relations).  The title of her thesis is: The Kimberley Process and Certification Scheme: A Classical Aristotelian Rhetorical Analysis of the International Tripartite Regime Against Conflict Diamonds.  She holds an MLitt in International Business form the University of St Andrews and a Degree in Technology Management (BTech) from the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) in Vancouver, Canada. Lori Leigh also attained the GIA Certification in Diamond Grading and Colored Stones in 2009.

Her research is focused on international tripartite organisations, rhetoric and power theories.  In particular, she is interested in the diamond industry and industries related to conflict.

She has presented at major international conferences such as the Annual Conflict Conference and the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences.  She was the only student from a Scotland university to attend the 1st Annual International Rhetoric workshop in 2016.

Her previous career experience includes nearly 7 years as a diamond broker (diamantaire) in a leading Canadian diamond wholesaler and manufacturer.

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