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Dr Maryam Lotfi selected for prestigious Welsh Crucible programme

31 May 2024

Welsh Crucible participants 2024

Dr Maryam Lotfi, Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Supply Chain Management at Cardiff Business School, has been awarded a coveted spot in the Welsh Crucible 2024, a development programme for future research leaders.

Welsh Crucible is an award-winning programme designed to foster personal, professional, and leadership development for the future research leaders of Wales. Now celebrating its tenth year, the programme champions research-driven innovation and cross-disciplinary collaboration.

Every year, 30 exceptional researchers from across Wales are selected to participate in a series of immersive residential workshops - or - skills labs. These sessions are a unique opportunity for researchers to collaborate across disciplines, enhance the impact of their work, and forge international research careers.

This year's labs will take place in Cardiff, North Wales, and Swansea. The first lab in Cardiff will feature an inspiring session with Professor Wendy Larner, Vice-Chancellor of Cardiff University, among the speakers, and Derek Walker, Future Generations Commissioner for Wales, among the guests.

Dr Lotfi’s research area is sustainable supply chains, with a focus on social issues including child slavery, modern slavery, workers' rights, gender-related issues and decent work. She is also the co-founder and co-director of Modern Slavery and Social Sustainability Research Group.

"Participating in the Welsh Crucible offers invaluable networking opportunities across Wales, providing a platform to forge impactful research and collaboration pathways. This experience will inspire me to think creatively and innovate in my research design, fostering a deeper impact. I aim to position Wales as a pioneer in the field, while establishing myself as a future research leader in modern slavery and social sustainability within supply chains."
Dr Maryam Lotfi Senior Lecturer in Supply Chain Management

Welsh Crucible is a collaborative initiative funded by a consortium of Welsh higher education institutions and the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales.

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