Therapeutic Networks: Theorizing a New Lens for Transformative Consumer Research
Location: International Building, Room 0-28
University of Edinburgh
Susan Dunnett is a Senior Lecturer at University of Edinburgh. Her research focusses on consumer vulnerability, in particular: healthcare systems, social support, stigma and illness/health experience. Current projects are impact-driven and funded by the ESRC, exploring resilience in people living with cancer and the mental health experiences of widening participation students in elite Universities. Her work has been published in Journal of Public Policy and Marketing; Journal of Business Research; Journal of Macromarketing; Psychology and Marketing and Journal of Marketing Management. Susan is a co-chair of the Academy of Marketing’s Consumer Research with Impact for Society (CRIS) group with Kathy Hamilton, Emma Banister and Maria Piacentini
Professor in Consumption,
University of Strathclyde, Glasgow
Kathy Hamilton is Professor in Consumption, Markets and Society at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. Her research focuses on how market-mediated culture impacts consumers, institutions and society, and she prioritises research that has a transformative impact on consumer well-being. Kathy’s most recent project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, explores the emplaced nature of transformative service delivery and how well-being is enacted through the construction of space. Kathy is interested in interdisciplinary research and her work has been published in Journal of Consumer Research, Sociology, Journal of Marketing Management, Annals of Tourism Research and European Journal of Marketing.
Professor of Consumer Research,
Lancaster University ,
Director of the Centre for
Maria Piacentini is Professor of Consumer Research at Lancaster University Management School and Director of the Centre for Health Futures at Lancaster. Maria is a qualitative social science researcher, and her research focuses on vulnerable consumers coping with difficult marketplaces. Maria’s research has been funded by UKRI (NERC; ESRC), the British Academy, Barnardo’s, and the European Foundation for Alcohol Research. Maria’s work has been published in Journal of Business Research, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Management, Marketing Theory and Sociology. She is co-editor of Consumer Vulnerability: Conditions, Contexts and Characteristics (Routledge, 2016) and co-author of Consumer Behaviour (Oxford University Press, 3rd Ed. 2022
Professor of Consumption and Society,
University of Manchester
Emma Banister is Professor of Consumption and Society at University of Manchester and a member of the Work and Equalities Institute. Her research focuses on issues of identity and consumer culture and in particular the potentially exclusionary nature of the market. Emma is particularly interested in the family-work interface and associated inequalities. Her work has been published in a number of journals including Sociology, Sociological Review, Sociology of Health & Illness, Marketing Theory, Journal of Business Research, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Management and Consumption Markets & Culture.