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Professor of Accounting and Popular Culture

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A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Ingrid Jeacle trained as a chartered accountant with KPMG before pursuing an academic career. Ingrid joined the University of Edinburgh in 2000. She is currently an Associate Editor of Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal and Financial Accountability and Management and previously served as an Editor of Contemporary Accounting Research and an Associate Editor of the European Accounting Review. Ingrid is also on the Editorial Advisory Panel of Accounting History and a member of the Editorial Boards of Advances in Public Interest Accounting, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, and Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management. Ingrid is a Co-Director of the School's Culture, Accounting & Society (CAS) Research Network. She received the 2019 AAAJ Hall of Fame Award for her contribution to interdisciplinary accounting. Ingrid was a Visiting Professor at the South East Technological University (Ireland) in 2022 and 2023.

Research Interests

Ingrid's research seeks to broaden the scope of accounting scholarship by recognizing the richness in exploring the inter-linkages between accounting and popular culture. Traditionally regarded as trivial and unworthy of academic attention, research into the regular rituals that pervade the everyday is now a legitimate field of scholarly inquiry among social theorists. Such an investigation should reap rich returns in not only furthering an understanding of accounting, but also the ways and means in which accounting practices and notions of accountability permeate our everyday lives. Ingrid has guest edited special issues on this research theme for Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal (2012), Critical Perspectives on Accounting (2016), Management Accounting Research (2017) and Accounting History (2021).

Ingrid's PhD examined accounting practices within the department store and since then she has published papers on the role of accounting in the areas of architecture, furniture design, tea drinking, shopping, fashion, travel, and cinema.

Key publications since 2020:

Jeacle, I., & Carter, C. (2023). Calorie accounting: The introduction of mandatory calorie labelling on menus in the UK food sector. Accounting, Organizations and Society, 101468.

Jeacle, I. (2023). Calculating a life: classification, valuation and compensation in the British abolition of slavery. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal36(3), 1002-1031.

Jeacle, I. (2022). The gendered nature of valuation: Valuing life in the Titanic compensation claims process. Accounting, Organizations and Society99, 101309.

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