Dr Yanru Zou

  • Lecturer in Accounting, Tax and Audit (Accounting & Finance)

telephone: 01413306855
email: Yanru.Zou@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 665D, West Quadrangle, Adam Business School, University of Glasgow, G12 8QQ

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-9672-9581


Yanru Zou joined the University of Glasgow Adam Smith Business School as a Lecturer in Accounting, Tax and Audit in 2019. She is particularly interested in interdisciplinary accounting research and using anthropological approach to study accounting practice. She graduated from University of Glasgow with PhD in Accounting, and from the London School of Economics with an MSc in Accounting, Organisations and Institutions. Before commencing her academic career, she worked as a tax consultant in International Taxation in Deloitte.

Research interests

Yanru is a member of the School's Accounting research cluster

Areas of expertise:

  • Practice theory 
  • Qualitative methodologies in accounting research
  • Care, accountability and accounting
  • Accounting education


Supervisory interests

Yanru is interested in co-supervising projects examining:

  • Gender and accountancy profession
  • Care, accounting and accountability
  • Accounting education

In particular, Yanru would be interested in supervising students using an anthropological approach to study accounting/audit as a practice.



Current courses

  • Issues in accounting research (PGT)
  • Strategic management accounting (honours course)
  • Financial accounting (level 1)
  • Audit, risk and control (PGT)