Olga Munroe is Head of the Retail Institute at Leeds Beckett University, a research centre that specialises in retail innovation and consumer behaviour.
Olga provides strategic direction for the Retail Institute and creates a knowledge exchange platform provides support to industry partners, trade organisations and fellow academic institutions. She works with global businesses in retail supply chain: retailers, brand owners and packaging manufacturers – companies like Nestle, BASF, ASDA, Coveris – and many more.
Olga's expertise is in the theme of sustainability in relation to retail. Specifically, how the global environmental debate is transforming businesses and how academia can support this necessary societal change through scientific evidence. Circular economy, sustainable business operations, consumer behaviour change and future of packaging - are among research themes Olga frequently contributes to in academic and trade publications, and public events.