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Lecturer in Accounting

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After graduating with first class honours in Law and Accountancy, Elisa worked as a research assistant as part of a project on devolution and accounting in the newly formed Scottish Parliament. This set the tone and inspiration for her future academic career. Subsequently, she gained her CA working for Ernst & Young LLP in audit. Her years in audit provided exposure to a wide range of clients from small businesses to listed companies.

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Elisa's teaching philosophy is to integrate academic and industry experience to bring real world application of key auditing concepts into the auditing courses. Her research projects are presented in first year financial accounting and she immensely enjoys supervising research projects on auditing and financial reporting. Elisa has been nominated for teaching awards for best course (auditing, audit practice and accountancy 1A); best personal tutor, and best dissertation supervisor. 

She is the academic lead for BizPALS peer support scheme in the Business School. BizPALS is a scheme which recruits and trains over 40 experienced students each year to provide academic and social support to the first year intake into the business school undergraduate degrees. BizPALS won the EUSA award for best Peer Assisted Learning (PALS) scheme in 2015/16.

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