About us

The Accounting Research Cluster supports accounting staff and PhD students who are active in accounting research and research-informed teaching. Our research interests are broad and reflect the importance of policy-relevant research and interdisciplinary work. We produce world-class research and embrace a range of methodological and empirical approaches to conducting research.

Accounting Cluster members are actively engaged in research on statutory, regulatory and policy-related topics, including, financial reporting, corporate governance, public sector accounting, taxation and corporate insolvency policy. Our expertise and interest is growing in market-based accounting research. The cluster has strong representation in critical and interpretative approaches to research. Such approaches are directed towards a range of topics, including accounting education, historical and contemporary studies of the accountancy profession, human rights, investment analysts’ use of financial information, management control, micro-finance, and social and environmental accounting.

Cluster members demonstrate strong professional engagement and knowledge exchange with a range of academic, professional, public sector and regulatory bodies. Our ability to sustain these external relationships and to attract external funding is supported by an overall aim to generate research which is theoretically informed, robust in approach and insightful in contributing to academic debates and contemporary economic, social and political issues.

The Accounting Cluster meets on a regular basis to share ideas and to provide a supportive environment for staff and doctoral students. These cluster meetings sit alongside our programme of Wards Seminars for external speakers.