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.
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.
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.