Mr Adam Finkel-Gates
- Lecturer in Accounting (Accounting & Finance)
Adam graduated first in his class having completed a BA (hons) in Accounting and Finance from Newcastle Business School before completing a MSc in Accounting and Finance from Leicester Business School. He is also a Chartered Management Accountant.
Adam is very passionate about the student experience and has received several student-nominated teaching awards: two at De Montfort University and, in 2020, he was awarded the University of Edinburgh Principal’s Medal for Exceptional Contribution for his skilful adaptation to online delivery.
In 2021, Adam joined the Adam Smith Business School to further his scholarly interest in grade inflation, specifically the cognitive difficulty in higher education examinations. In addition to his teaching and scholarly work he is currently a Member in Practice with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, operating a niche accounting practice with clients across the United Kingdom.
Adam is a member of the School’s Accounting research cluster
Areas of expertise:
- Grade inflation
- Threshold standards
- Cognitive difficulty of examinations
- Gamification of learning
- Management Accounting