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Louise Gracia

Professor (Accounting)

BA(Hons) (Wales), PGDip (Swansea), PhD (Bath)

Biography

Louise joined WBS in 2004 having previously held the position of Senior Lecturer and Senior Tutor at the University of South Wales for eleven years. She also spent a number of years at Touche Ross & Co (now Deloitte) within the Audit and Forensic Accounting departments. She is a former examiner for CIPFA and ACCA; an External Examiner for the University of London and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She completed her PhD, investigating transition and retention policy arising from widening access within the higher education sector, at the University of Bath in 2006. She publishes her work across a range of prestigious journals including Accounting, Organizations and Society.

Louise is a winner of the Warwick Award for Teaching Excellence (WATE, 2013). She has also received an Outstanding Teaching Award, in recognition of her outstanding teaching performance on the Undergraduate Programme, each year since joining WBS. She is consistently ranked, through student evaluations, as one of the top performing lecturers within WBS. Louise is the Associate Dean for the WBS Undergraduate Programme which includes the Times' and Sunday Times' Good University Guide (2015) top-ranked BSc Accounting and Finance course.

Research Interests

Accounting Education; Tax Avoidance; Emotions and Learning; Academic Dishonesty.

Teaching

IB3H1 Accounting Inquiry(UGRAD)
IB337 Business Taxation (UGRAD)

Administration

Dean of Students

Selected Publications
  • Gracia L., and Oats, L. (2014) Tax as Social and Institutional Practice. Encyclopedia of
    Management: Accounting, C. Clubb and S. Imam (Eds.).
  • Gracia, L and Oats, L, (2012), ‘Boundary-Work and Tax Regulation: A Bourdieusian View’. Accounting, Organizations and Society, Vol. 37 (No. 5). Available online: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aos.2012.03.004
  • Gracia, L and Oats, L, (2012), Insights from Bourdieu. In, Taxation: A Fieldwork Handbook. Oats, L. (Ed.) Routledge: Oxon, pp.113-119. ISBN: 978-0-415-57761-8.
  • Gracia, L, (2011), Employability and higher education: Contextualising female students’ workplace experiences to enhance understanding of employability development. In, Personal Transferable Skills in Accounting Education. B, Jackling, K. Watty and R.M.S. Wilson (Eds.) Routledge: Oxon. ISBN: 978-0-415-69920-4.
  • Gracia, L, (2010), Accounting Students' Expectations and Transition Experiences of Supervised Work Experience, Accounting Education, 19(1) 51-64.
  • Gracia, L, (2009), Employability and higher education: Contextualising female students' workplace experiences to enhance understanding of employability development, Journal of Education and Work, 22(4) 301-318
  • Gracia, L, Hill, S, Jarvis, M and O'Sullivan, D, The Determinants of Participation in Physical Activity and its Effects on the Wider Economy: A Pilot Study (2005) (Externally funded by Welsh Assembly Government)
  • Gracia, L, Hill, S, Jarvis, M and O'Sullivan, D, Participation and Incident Rates in Outdoor Adventure Activities in Wales: An Analysis (2004)
  • Gracia, L and Jenkins, E, A quantitative exploration of student performance on an accounting programme of study, Accounting Education, 12 15-32 (2003)
  • Gracia, L and Jenkins, E, An exploration of student failure on an undergraduate accounting programme of study, Accounting Education, 11 93-107 (2002)
Papers under review
  • Frandsen, A-C. and Gracia, L. (2014) Reinventing undergraduate accounting education. Critical Perspectives on Accounting – paper being revised for resubmission.
  • Gracia, L. and Scarparo, S. (2014) Exploring feedback with students: A ‘telling’ account? Studies in Higher Education – paper submitted for review.

Louise

Accounting Group
1.110 Scarman Road
Warwick Business School
University of Warwick
Coventry
CV4 7AL

T: +44 (0) 24 7657 2953
Louise.Gracia@wbs.ac.uk