Liz Cooper


Liz holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Edinburgh, through which she examined decision-making in sustainable product design. She has gained extensive experience working on sustainability in higher education and in international development, with a particular focus on products and supply chains. From October 2023, she is undertaking an ESRC-funded postdoctoral fellowship at Heriot-Watt University.

Liz previously worked as Research and Policy Manager in the Department for Social Responsibility and Sustainability at the University of Edinburgh, on topics including modern slavery, circular economy, fair trade, sustainable procurement, and responsible investment.

Before moving to Scotland, Liz worked for local non-governmental organisations in Senegal and India for a number of years on initiatives related to sustainable supply chains and livelihoods.

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