Lucy McCarthy


  • Room 01.037 - Riddel Hall Block 3

    United Kingdom

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PhD projects

Agri-food supply chains, post-colonialism, equitable supply chains


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Personal profile

Research Statement

My current research focuses on exploring contextual issues in supply chain networks. My background is in community and rural development, particularly around challenges of historically marginalised areas. I am primarily focused on the marginalisation of suppliers in food production and consumption networks, working with critical and post-colonial lens to surface new perspectives. Additionally, some recent work has explored issues related to transparency and to the adoption of environmental and social practices in supply chains. I am interested in engaged research approaches in these areas as well as the potential for research activism. 




MSc Management.  Research Methods. Module Co-ordinator. (Queens University Belfast)

Business Management. Business, Government and Society. Module Co-ordinator. (Queens University Belfast)

Business Management. Applied International Business. Module Co-ordinator. (Queens University Belfast) 

Student Support Role

Advisor of Studies for International Business with Languages (Queens University Belfast)



Award: Faculty Research Initiatives Funding

Source: Queens University

Amount: £2,057


Award: Global Research Training Programme

Source: Internal Queens Fund

Amount: £4,000


Award: Funding for project entitled: Human experiences of transitioning to sustainable agricultural practices (start date May 2018)

Source: ISRF Flexible Grants for Small Groups (ISF4)

Amount: £4,180.74 - Role: Co-I


Award: Funding for workshop entitled: Engaging to solve the grand challenge of sustainability: Interdisciplinary workshop on participatory and engaged research

Source(s): Main funding secured from Society for Advancement of Management Studies, additional funding sourced from Journal of Supply Chain Management, IPSERA and Nottingham Univsersity Business School.

Amount: £8460 - Role: Co-I


Award: Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship 2013

Source: Irish Research Council

Duration: September 2013- September 2015

Amount: €89,995

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Research Output

  • 9 Article
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Chapter (peer-reviewed)
  • 1 Special issue

Re-imagining supply chain challenges through critical engaged research

Touboulic, A., McCarthy, L. & Matthews, L., 11 Mar 2020, In : Journal of Supply Chain Management.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
  • Collective Action in SCM: A call for activist research

    Touboulic, A. & McCarthy, L., 13 Dec 2019, In : International Journal of Logistics Management .

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    24 Downloads (Pure)

    A case study on the use of meditation techniques to develop mindfulness in MBA supply chain management students

    Marshall, D., McCarthy, L., Kelly, S. & Pugh, J., 2018, Palgrave Handbook of Workplace Spirituality & Fulfilment. . Palgrave Macmillan US

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

    Impact of Social Sustainability Orientation and Supply Chain Practices on Operational Performance

    Vidal, N., Croom, S., Spetic, W., Marshall, D. & McCarthy, L., 01 Jun 2018, In : International Journal of Operations & Production Management.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 35 Citations (Scopus)
    719 Downloads (Pure)


    Economy and Society Summer School: Waterford Institute of Technology

    Lucy McCarthy (Invited speaker)

    11 May 202015 May 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    EurOMA Sustainable Operations and Supply Chain Forum

    Lucy McCarthy (Member of the organising committee)

    11 Feb 202013 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    Public CoLab 2020 - Climate Change Narratives in Belfast

    Lucy McCarthy (Invited speaker)

    13 Jan 202017 Jan 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    UMass Boston: Experiential or Experimental: The Future of Food and Farming

    Lucy McCarthy (Invited speaker)

    13 Nov 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Academic Reflections: Human Experiences of Sustainable Agriculture

    Anne Touboulic (Participant), , Lucy McCarthy (Organiser), & Jane Glover (Participant)

    10 Jul 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course