Shayma Salih

Doctoral Student


Shayma is a research student studying the role of trust in corporate sustainability & business resilience at the Centre of Industrial Sustainability (CIS) under the supervision of Prof. Steve Evans. Given the increased pressure that business face to return to shareholders and operate sustainably whilst surviving disruption - particularly after experiencing the effects of COVID-19 – Shayma seeks to discover how businesses can become more sustainable and resilient through a deeper, enhanced understanding of trust. She uses an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach to work on real-world challenges and develop practical solutions for real-world change. In addition to her research, she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students at Cambridge University Engineering Department and the Cambridge Judge Business School. She also undertakes academic consultancy work, some of her recent projects include:

  • Circular approach to procurement for leading chemicals company.
  • Decarbonisation strategies for mainstream car manufacturer, with specific focus on scope three emissions.
  • Scaling up of the Carbon Literacy Project to local schools in Cambridge.

Research Interests

Corporate Sustainability, Trust, Business Resilience, Systems Resilience, Supply Chain & Logistics, Systems Engineering, Disruption & Business Strategy.


Academic Background


  • Doctor of Engineering | 2019 – present

University of Cambridge, UK.

  • MRes Urban Sustainability and Resilience | 2017 – 2018

University College London, UK.

  • BEng Chemical Engineering – First Class Honours | 2013 – 2016

University of Bradford, UK.


Teaching & Mentoring Experience

  • Seminar Leader | The University of Cambridge – Girton College

Course: Business Strategy

  • Teaching Supervisor | Cambridge Judge Business School

Module: MSE12 Strategic Management

  • Teaching Assistant | Cambridge Judge Business School

Module: MBA Strategy

  • Demonstrator | The University of Cambridge - Engineering Department

Module: Engineer in Society

  • Peer Assisted Learner Leader | University of Bradford, UK.
  • SEN Teaching Assistant | Hillbrook Primary School, London, UK.
  • Senior Mentor | National Citizenship Service, London, UK.
  • Community Facilitator | National Citizenship Service, London, UK.



Awards, certificates & recognition.


  • Vice-Chancellor’s Social Impact Award | Cambridge Hub | 2022
  • 23 Things International Certificate 2022
  • Carbon Literacy Certificate | Cambridge Hub | 2021
  • Best Supervisor - Winter Programme | Cambridge Newton College | 2021
  • Sustainability Auditing and Evaluating Behaviour Change Certificate | IEMA Impact | 2020
  • Bloomberg Market Concepts Certificate | 2020



Contact Details

T: +44(0)1223 766141
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