Dr Yingru Li

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

telephone: 01413308561
email: Yingru.Li@glasgow.ac.uk

Room 662, Adam Smith Business School, West Quadrangle, Gilbert Scott Building

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2652-0023


Yingru has a strong interest in theories of justice and politics. With a concern for social justice and human rights, Yingru is keen on doing research that could have policy significance and impacts on the practice of corporate accountability for human rights. In translating the theoretical concerns to the practice, Yingru is closely engaged in projects of both UK and China on topics, such as human rights issues along a supply chain, social justice and equality in less developed regions.

Research interests

Yingru is a member of the School's Accounting research cluster and is also co-convenor of the Glasgow Human Rights Network.

Areas of expertise:

  • Human rights and business 
  • Justice and justification in business and accounting
  • Corporate accountability 
  • Critical accounting
  • Financial Accounting and reporting
  • Conceptual framework and standard setting


Yingru is interested in co-supervising projects examining:

  • Human rights and business.

In particular, Yingru welcomes justice, human rights and equality related topics.

Current doctoral supervision

Meiyi Chen "An exploration of media's impact on CSR and practice"
Co-supervisor John McKernan

Xiangyu Luo "Inclusive finance"
Co-supervisor John McKernan

  • Alrefaei, Najla Mutlaq M
    Empirical Evidence Via a Relationship between Disclosure of Corporate Social Responsibility and Characteristics of Corporate Governance in Saudi Arabian Companies
  • Xiao, Ya
    The impact of governance structure on the quality of the UK


  • Accountability and human rights (honours course)
  • Accounting, image and power (honours course)
  • Human rights and business (PGT course)

Additional information

Treasurer at Bike for Good co.