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Professor of Accounting Emeritus

+44 (0)131 650 3790
17 Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh

Research Interests

  • Public sector reforms, particularly the Audit Society
  • The role of accounting and transparency in New Public Management
  • Performance Management in public services
  • The impact of the Global Fiscal Crisis on government activities.

This includes research on charities, government (local and central) and the NHS.

Research activities include:

  • Director, Institute of Public Sector Accounting Research (IPSAR)
  • Editor, Financial Accountability & Management
  • Co Chair (with D. Hatherly), The New Thinking Group
  • Co Chair (with P. Miller, LSE), The New Public Sector Research Workshop
  • Co Chair (with M. Jegers (VUB) and B. Helmig (Mannheim), The EIASM Third Sector Research Workshop
  • Chair, Scientific Committee, EIASM Public Sector Conference
  • CIMA Research Board Member
  • EIASM Faculty Visiting Professor, University of Mannheim since 2009
  • Visiting Professor, University of Lund since 2010
  • Visiting Professor, Politecnico di Milano since 2012
  • Visiting Research Professor, Queen's University, Belfast from 2013.

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