Accounting, Finance and Political Economy PhD and MPhil Supervisors

Professor Marcel Ausloos

  • Modelling socio- and econo- problems with classical physics concepts (econophysics & sociophysics approaches)
  • Data statistical analysis, including studies of correlations
  • Time series analyses, including multi-fractals schemes
  • Financial crashes
  • Growth (and decay) complexity models including population and company evolutions
  • Migration, taxation, geolocalisation, religious affiliations, sexual, & physical constraints
  • Sport and academic ranking
  • Scientometrics and informetrics

Mr Mark Burridge

  • Industrial Economics
  • Finance and European Economies

Dr Angus Cameron

  • Spatial Theory
  • Boundaries
  • Utopics
  • Money, Bodies, and States
  • Performativity and Materiality

Dr Godfrey Charles-Cadogan

  • Decision theory
  • Behavioural economics
  • Behavioural finance
  • Asset pricing
  • Econometrics theory and applications
  • Mathematical finance
  • Probability theory and stochastic processes

Professor Peter Jackson

  • Public Sector Financial Management
  • Public Expenditure Analysis
  • Thinking about Time and Uncertainty
  • Economic Analysis of Organisations and Bureaucracy
  • Public Policy Analysis

Dr Geoff Lightfoot

  • Smaller and Family Businesses
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Microfinance
  • Ethics and Finance
  • Social Studies of Finance
  • Financial History and Accounting Practice

Kishor Lodhia

  • Accounting and its social and organisational contexts
  • Implementation of International Finance Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Accounting for intangible assets
  • The Politics of Accounting Regulation


Dr Hiroyuki Nakata

  • Finance theory
  • Financial economics
  • The formation of expectations or beliefs

Dr Silvia Pazzi

  • Public sector accounting; performance measurement in public sector and public services
  • Local governments fiscal health

Dr Christophe Schinckus

  • Physics applied to Economics and Finance
  • Philosophy of Economics/Finance
  • Interfaces between finance and society (computerization of financial market sphere, financial marketing, international accounting conventions)
  • Financial innovation and social finance (social impact bonds and GDP related bonds, for example)
  • Postmodernism and finance


Dr Sandro Sozzo

  • Theoretical and experimental aspects of human decision-making under uncertainty
  • Applications to psychology, economics and finance

Dr Ekaterina Svetlova

  • Financial markets/asset management/high frequency trading
  • Decision-making under risk and uncertainty
  • Business ethics and finance ethics
  • Economic sociology/social studies of finance
  • Risk studies
  • Ignorance studies
  • Valuation studies

Dr Camelia Vasilescu

  • IFRS and impact on earnings quality/earning management
  • Mergers and acquisitions and corporate fraud
  • Diversification and firm value and performance
  • Corporate governance and financial and non-financial reporting (CSR)

Dr Hendrik Vollmer

  • Accounting and its social and organisational contexts
  • Organisational change
  • The impact of disruption and disaster
  • Social studies of finance
  • Valuation studies
  • Social and organisational theory
  • Microsociology
  • Interactionist and ethnographic approaches
  • Field Theory

Dr Kenneth Weir

  • Critical Accounting Research, more specifically including Critical and Social Analysis of Accounting and Related Practices
  • Accounting History
  • Management Accounting Theory and Related Practices
  • Financial Accounting Theory and Recent Developments
  • Social and Environmental Accounting
  • Emancipatory Accounting


Mr Andy Wynne

  • Identifying existing good practices within public financial management in the Global South, especially in sub-Saharan Africa
  • Critiques of the standard New Public Management reforms promoted by donors, including accrual accounting, Medium Term Expenditure Frameworks, Integrated Financial Management Information Systems, programme budgeting, performance and risk based audit

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