Sheena holds a PhD in Marketing from the University of Kent, an MA in Marketing Management from the University of Bradford and a BSc in Information Systems and Technology (USIU). And prior to joining Surrey, was a Lecturer in Marketing at the University of Kent. Her main research interest lies in sensory marketing and its effects on consumer affect, cognition and behaviour. Specifically, how retail atmospherics and touch (haptics) influence behaviour. She is also interested in the application of technology such as Virtual and Augmented Reality in facilitating sensory engagement.
Preceding academia, she holds international industry experience in in both the Oil/Energy (Business Development) and Telecommunication sectors (Innovation Management).
Areas of specialism
Affiliations and memberships
Web Analytics (PG) - Convener
Social Media Marketing (PG)- Convener
Karangi, S. W., & Lowe, B. (2021). Haptics and brands: The effect of touch on product evaluation of branded products. Journal of Consumer Behaviour. https://doi.org/10.1002/cb.1959
Karangi, S (2021). Outdoor Atmospheric effects on behavioural intention: The role of Aesthetic Appeal. American Marketing Association (AMA) Winter Academic Conference, Chicago, USA
Karangi, S. and Lowe, B. (2019). The Senses and Luxury: Product Haptic Effects on Product Evaluation of Non-Luxury and Luxury Branded Products, 10th EMAC Regional Conference, Saint Petersburg, Russia
Karangi, S. and Lowe, B. (2019). The Senses and Luxury: Product Haptic Effects on Product Evaluation of Non-Luxury and Luxury Branded Products, 52nd Academy of Marketing Conference, London, UK