University of Edinburgh Business School
Ph. D. in Accounting
Awarded PhD Scholarship in Accounting and Finance for 3 years
Thesis: Performance Management in Scientific and Cultural Organisations
– From an Institutional Perspective (external examiner: Prof. Trevor Hopper)
M. Sc. in Accounting and Finance with Distinction
Dissertation: Enjoying the New Role of ‘Business Partner’ – case study on the role change of Management Accountants in Diageo Global Supplies
ACCA Member (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants)
I’m a Chartered Accountant with a PhD in Accounting from the University of Edinburgh.
My research interests involve looking at accounting as a social practice and moving beyond the conventional assumption of rational decision-making.
I’m particularly interested in the interface between accounting and organisational studies. For example, what role do emotions and group dynamics play in institutional change? How do institutions enable and constrain management and accounting changes in the public sphere? And how does accounting facilitate power shifts during management accounting changes?
I sit on the Board of Trustees for Dundee Independent Advocacy Support (DIAS).
In 2017 I was nominated as 'Outstanding Teacher' by the Abertay Students Association.
I have been involved in the teaching of various modules:
AC0705A / ANF103 Financial and Management Accounting
AC0803A / ANF104 Information Systems
AC0816 Group FInancial Accounting
ANF201 Financial Accounting
ANF303 Advanced Financial Accounting
ANF304 Advanced Management Accounting
My research interests lies in viewing accounting as a social practice, especially the interface between accounting and organizational studies. Firstly, I am interested in examining how institutions – the socio-cultural elements – enable and constrain management accounting changes in the public sphere, a more complicated organizational context. Secondly, I am interested in how accounting facilitates power shifts during management accounting changes. Thirdly, I am interested in the translation of management accounting/performance management techniques in the public sector, especially how individuals (professionals) at the intersection of changes reconcile multiple institutional logics/vocabularies to promote institutional changes. Fourthly, I’m interested in investigating the role of emotions and group dynamics in the processes of institutional changes. Fifthly, I’m interested in strategic practices in unique organisations.
CONFERENCE ATTENDENCES AND PAPERS PRESENTED
European Accounting Association (EAA) Annual Congress, Valencia 2017
EXPLORING THE DIVERGING PATHS AND OUTCOMES OF BSC AND ABC IMPLEMENTATION IN THE SAME ORGANISATION
European Accounting Association (EAA) Annual Congress, Maastricht
THE ACCOUNTING INVASION INTO PROFESSIONAL SPACES – THE CASE OF RBGE 2016
Interdisciplinary Perspective on Accounting (IPA) Doctoral Colloquium and Conference, Stockholm
“Now you see it, now you don’t: hidden institutional complexity behind management accounting inscriptions” 2015
European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Conference, Athens
“The Use of Visuals in Promoting Institutional Changes” 2015
European Accounting Association (EAA) Doctoral Colloquium and Annual Congress, Estonia
“Management Accounting Change - the Restrained Rise of Business Logic and the Unintended Empowerment of Management Accountants” 2014
British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Doctoral Colloquium and
Annual Congress, London
“Management Accounting Change – A case study informed by ANT and NIS” 2014
European Network for Research on Organisational and Accounting Change
Doctoral Summer School in Management Accounting (ENROAC), Siena, Italy 2014
“Management Accounting Change – A case study informed by ANT and NIS”
EIASM Public Sector Conference Young Scholar Program, Edinburgh
“Exploring Current Performance Measurement and Management Practices and Organisational Responses to Change” 2014
Scottish Doctoral Colloquium (ScotDoc) in Accounting and Finance 2014 and 2013
I was nominated as 'Outstanding Teacher' by Students Association in 2017.
I am a Board of Director/Trustee for Dundee Independent Advocacy Support (DIAS) since 2016.