Victoria-Sophie Osburg holds a BSc and MSc in Psychology from the University of Göttingen. She started her academic career as a student assistant at the Department of Social and Communication Psychology and worked as a research associate at the DFG Research Training Group 1703 'Resource Efficiency in Interorganizational Networks' from May 2012 to April 2015. She was also a visiting PhD student at the University of Auckland Business School. In May 2015, she successfully defended her doctoral thesis entitled 'Products consisting of materials based on renewable resources: Drivers of purchase intention, consumers' information needs and target groups'. From May to December 2015, she worked as a research associate at the Chair of Retailing, and she received follow-up funding of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Victoria-Sophie Osburg is currently a Senior Lecturer in Marketing at Sheffield University Management School, UK. Before joining the University of Sheffield, she worked at the University of Hull, UK. Victoria-Sophie Osburg has broad teaching and Programme Directorship experience and she has delivered Marketing modules across all levels (undergraduate, postgraduate, MBA) and in different countries (UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, France, Germany).
Her research interests primarily concern responsible consumer behaviour, both, in the traditional retailing as well as e-tailing context. She has published several articles in leading journals (e.g., Tourism Management, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Cleaner Production). Furthermore, she is Guest Editor of a Thematic Symposium on ethical and sustainable luxury (Journal of Business Ethics) and co-track chair of the AMS World Marketing Congress 2019 and 2020.