I graduated from the University of Oxford with an MA in Engineering Science. I am also a Chartered Accountant with working experience in public practice in the areas of audit and consulting.

I have many years experience of working in industry in senior financial management positions and I qualified as a Certified Fraud Examiner in 2010.

I have had research published in a range of areas and am an editor for the International Journal of Management Accounting and for Soccer and Society.


I joined the Unversity of Portsmouth in 2005 and have since the held positions of Level 5 Year Tutor and Director, Postgraduate Curriculum in the Accounting and Financial Management subject group. Currently, I am a Senior Lecturer. 

Before gaining a teaching qualification and becoming an academic, I qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Touche Ross (now Deloitte) in London, working in the areas of audit, tax and management consulting. I then spent 15 years working in Financial Controller and Chief Accountant positions in the electronics and heavy manufacturing sectors in Hampshire and the Thames Valley. During this time I also performed due diligence roles in a number of company acquisitions and took a lead role in accounting systems development projects.

Research Interests

I have published in a number of journals and have over 100 citations to my name. My research interests focus on pedagogical issues surrounding the teaching of writing skills and also ethics teaching for accountants.  I am also interested in the role of the financial controller in business organisations and in football finance matters.

Teaching Responsibilities

I teach in the following areas:

- undergraduate financial and management accounting modules

- undergraduate personal finance module

- postgraduate forensic accounting module

I also supervise postgraduate forensic accounting student dissertations.

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