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Professor of Accounting, Lancaster University

I am Professor of Accounting, Deputy Dean, and Associate Dean for Resources (Finance) at Lancaster University Management School. My research interests cover topics at the interface between accounting and corporate finance including executive remuneration, narrative reporting and natural language processing applications, and financial reporting quality. My industry research collaborations include the Financial Conduct Authority, the Financial Reporting Council, the CFA Society UK, and the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association. My research has featured in leading academic journals including The Accounting Review, Review of Accounting Studies, and Accounting, Organizations and Society. I am Associate Editor for Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, an editorial board member of several journals including Accounting, Organizations and Society and Accounting and Business Research, and Chair of the European Accounting Association Publications Committee.


  • 1995–2022
    Professor, Lancaster University