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Research areas

Accounting as organisational and social practice
Capital market-based accounting
Accounting theory Accounting disclosures and stock market returns
Accounting and information systems The role of accounting narratives
Critical accounting The valuation of firms
Environmental and ecological accounting The role of investment analysts
The accounting profession The value relevance of intangibles
Accounting education Stock market anomalies
Valuation studies (social and public value) Corporate social responsibility

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Waqar Ahmed's research interests cover areas in corporate finance, executive compensation, corporate disclosures, behavioural finance, corporate fraud and insider trading. Waqar's current research is focused on the interactions between firms' payout policy, corporate disclosures and insider trading.

Fiona Anderson-Gough’s research interests are in professional identity and accountability, professional service firms, and more broadly in truth, expertise and ethics within accounting and management. Fiona has recently published in Accounting, Organizations and Society and Critical Perspectives on Accounting.

Jo Horton’s current research interests are in auditing, fraud detection, securities analysts and financial reporting. Jo has most recently published on these topics in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, Research Policy and European Accounting Review.

Xing Huan's research is at the intersection of market-based accounting and empirical banking. Xing studies capital regulation, internal controls, and risk governance in banks. Xing has recently published on these topics in Accounting and Business Research and the Financial Review.

Shahed Imam’s research interests are in understanding financial analysts’ decision-making process and textual analysis. Shahed has most recently published in the Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research and Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal.

Anastasia Kopita’s work focuses on firm disclosure policies, investment banking relations, and analyst research outputs. Anastasia has published research projects in Journal of Business, Finance and Accounting and Accounting and Business Research.

Emma Mcdaid’s research interests examine the use of algorithms in practices of control, particularly in technology or platform organisations, including the impact of algorithms on the future of work. Emma has recently published in Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal.

Facundo Mercado’s research focus is in financial accounting using an empirical archival methodology. Facundo’s areas of interest include financial reporting and disclosure, with a specific interest in the determinants and consequences of voluntary disclosure and the interaction between voluntary disclosure and reporting policies.

Yuval Millo’s research interests are in measuring social value, securities analysts and financial technology. Yuval has most recently published on these topics in the European Accounting Review and in Contemporary Accounting Research.

Dan Segal's research interests are in the area of financial accounting. Dan has most recently published in the Review of Accounting Studies, Management Science, and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.

Zulfiqar Shah’s research interests are in the areas of capital markets research; value relevance of advertising, R&D; earnings management, performance measurement and management, compensation, corporate governance, and accounting fraud. Zulfiqar has published in quality international refereed journals.

Richard Taffler's research interests are in emotional finance, behavioural finance, investment and fund management and narrative economics. Richard has recently published in Accounting, Organizations and Society, European Journal of Finance and Review of Quantitative Finance and Accounting among others.

Hendrik Vollmer’s research interests are in accounting and social theory, valuation, and ecology. Hendrik has most recently published on these topics in Accounting, Organizations and Society and in Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal.

Zhifang Zhang’s research interests are in the area of corporate governance and financial accounting. Zhifang has most recently published on these topics in the Journal of Corporate Finance, British Journal of Management, and in Journal of Business Ethics.  

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