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Dr Ana Paula Fonseca, BA, MBA, PFHEA, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Sustainability and Business Management at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Business School. She worked in large organisations such as the pharmaceutical and financial sectors and was a consultant for two small enterprises in Brasilia and Porto Alegre, Brazil. Ana Paula began teaching in 2016 and graduated with a PhD in 2019. She joined the University of Dundee in 2018 as a Programme Leader in the Graduate Apprenticeship Programme in the School of Science and Engineering. She worked as a Programme Leader in MBA Strategic Project Management and Engineering Management and was part of the teaching and learning committee (PRME) at Edinburgh Napier University; she returned to the University of Dundee in 2022 - Business School as a Programme Director of DBA and MBA, and she is delighted to move to Edinburgh and work at Heriot-Watt – EBS.

Ana Paula's research interests combine corporate social responsibility, business ethics, sustainability, sustainable development goals, leadership, project management, and enterprise education with system thinking theory and action research. She also co-investigated two research projects funded by the UK Government, which worked with 20 SMEs in Edinburgh, UK, to empower and embrace United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a post-COVID-19 Scotland. She is the UK President of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) and a CMI, AMED Networks, ISBE, and BAM member. She is teaching and supervising at both postgraduate and undergraduate levels. The teaching is aligned with PRME and is linked to sustainability and sustainable development goals. Received certificate of recognition for Learning and Teaching from the University of Dundee, the Best Programme Lead and Above and Beyond - Partnership track – at Edinburgh Napier University.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

External positions

University of Plymouth

1 Jun 2020 → …

Royal Agricultural University

1 May 2020 → …


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