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Fiona joined CSRC in 2014 after a 20+ year career in the not for profit sector working for a number of national and international charities in senior fundraising and communications roles. Areas of experience and expertise in this sector include emergency response comms, strategy development, budgeting, planning, branding and leading and managing teams and individuals. Fiona has experience of managing projects which bring together fundraising, communication and service delivery colleagues alongside the corporate sector, private individuals and foundations.
Previous roles include:
Areas of particular interest include sustainability issues in relation to natural resources including forests, food production and renewable energy, particularly in developing economies, as well as humanitarian disaster response and the creation of more resilient communities. Fiona is currently undertaking a part-time PhD looking at the coffee value chain from a PEG (poverty, environment and gender) perspective.
Beddewela, E., Warin, C., Hesselden, F. and Coslet, A. (2017) ‘Embedding Responsible Management Education Staff, Student and Institutional Perspectives’ International Journal of Management Education , 15 (2B), pp. 263-279. ISSN 1472-8117
Hesselden, F (2016) ‘Project Aims to protect Ethiopias unique coffee biodiversity’ Cocoa & Coffee International , 43 (3), pp. 24-27. ISSN 0262-5938
Hesselden, F (2016) ‘Making the forest pay: protecting wild coffee biodiversity whilst improving local livelihoods’ Darwin Initiative Newsletter , p. 7.
Tolera, M., Wood, A., Awas, T. and Hesselden, F. (2016) SWFLG Briefing Notes 15: Biodiversity Assessment - Sheko Forest, South West Ethiopia University of Huddersfield
Lemenih, M. and Hesselden, F. (2016) SWFLG Briefing Note 14: Household Income and Community Management of Forests University of Huddersfield
Hesselden, F. and Wood, A. (2016) ‘Ethiopias vulnerable tropical forests are key to securing future of wild coffee’ The Conversation . ISSN 2044-5032
Freeman, D. and Hesselden, F. (2015) SWFLG Briefing Note 11: Forest Enterprise University of Huddersfield
O'Hara, P. and Hesselden, F. (2015) ‘Reflections on Participatory Forest Management in South West Ethiopia beyond a project to a process of devolved forest management’. In: 14th World Forestry Congress 2015, 7th - 11th September 2015, Durban, South Africa
Hesselden, F (2015) ‘Gender equity and coffee conservation’ Darwin Newsletter , pp. 6-7.
Hesselden, F (2015) ‘Protecting the home of wild coffee whilst improving local livelihoods: Participatory Forest Management for coffee forest conservation in Ethiopia’ Darwin Initiative Newsletter , 2015, p. 8.
Whilst at UNICEF UK Fiona was involved in establishing and overseeing a number of significant not for profit/private sector partnerships. This included long term partnerships with organisations such as British Airways, Sheraton Hotels Group, FTSE and Manchester United which engaged staff and customers and delivered value for UNICEF and the corporate involved.
Fiona is involved in supporting the Business School’s commitment to PRME (Principles of Responsible Management Education) and to advancing social responsibility in teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. This involves using CSRC research to illuminate issues in the classroom, the organisation of a wide range of speakers from industry and academia to speak on relevant issues and the undertaking of a review of Ethics, Responsibility, Resilience and Sustainability across undergraduate curricula.