Pamela Robinson is pursing a PhD in the School of Social Sciences, investigating labour governance structures in the global supply chain for bananas, focusing on the roles of Transnational Corporations, Governments, NGOs, Unions and Civil Society. Pamela previously completed a Masters in Business Administration (1993) at Brunel University and a Masters in Social Science Research Methods (2004) at Cardiff University.
"My decision to come and study in Cardiff was based on the knowledge and expertise of research teaching staff at this School, which most definitely stood out from other Universities I had considered. To initiate a PhD research project is a huge undertaking, and I was able to benefit from the academic insight, support and commitment from staff here, making it possible for me to develop the ideas and concepts explored in my masters thesis; the Corporate Social Responsibility of UK Supermarkets, into the study I am engaged in today. I have just returned from my first fieldwork study on banana plantations in Costa Rica with huge amounts of data; an incredible experience which my supervisors helped orchestrate. My studies here have influenced the way I see my career developing and I very much hope to be able to continue researching labour inequalities in global supply chains in the future."