Explore the research we're doing across our 4 areas of expertise in Accounting
Accounting plays an integral role in the stability and development of economies and financial markets all over the world. Without proper management and oversight of financial resources, further financial crises – such as those seen in recent decades – are a real possibility. Accounting also has social and environmental impacts that go beyond economies and markets, affecting day-to-day lives and long-term sustainability of people and planet.
Our Accounting research focuses on 4 interconnected, collaborative and multidisciplinary areas of expertise. Within each topic, we're transforming our knowledge and expertise into action, and demonstrating the importance of a thriving accounting profession.
Our Accounting areas of expertise
Find out more about the facilities and research methods that shape our Accountancy research – and learn more about our recent projects, the academic and industrial partners with whom we collaborate, and the major funders who fund our work.
Applied accounting and financial management
We're investigating the behaviours, actions and responses of both providers and users of accounting information. Explore our applied accounting and financial management research.
We're exploring the past of accountancy, through archives and historical documentation, to learn about the issues experienced by previous generations. Explore our accounting history research.
Forensic accounting, management control and governance
We're exploring how accounting can help organisations combat financial crime, deal with the challenges of new technologies and more effectively govern themselves – to the benefit of all.
Through our research, we're taking a closer look at how best to educate the next generation of accounting professionals around the world.
Recent media coverage
Professor Lisa Jack has been commissioned to conduct research into the true cost of food waste, Covered by ESM Magazine
Professor Lisa Jack discusses Food fraud in a COVID-19 era, consumer trust and regulations after Brexit, Covered by The Grocery Insider Podcast
Future of high streets: How to prevent our city centres turning into ghost towns, Covered by Professor Lisa Jack in The Conversation
Fashion retailer Primark is refusing to sell online and here’s why its right to do so, Covered by Professor Lisa Jack in The Conversation
University of Portsmouth professors discuss their Remuneration Research Project with Financial Reporting Council (FRC) – Webinar video
Interested in a PhD in Accounting?
Browse our postgraduate research degrees – including PhDs and MPhils – at our Accounting postgraduate research degrees page.