Organization profile

Organisation profile

Research is central to the activities of the Department of Accounting and Finance at the University of Bristol. The research activity of the department was awarded a rating of 2.55 in the Research Assessment Exercise of 2008, and as such we are one of the UK’s leading Accounting and Finance research departments.

Staff and research students within the department provide a vibrant and proactive research environment. Research students benefit from individual supervision by highly qualified members of staff, and in addition attend taught courses in research methodology. The school provides excellent research resources and facilities for both staff and students.

Staff have published in a wide range of leading academic journals including the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Economic Journal, Journal of International Economics, Journal of International Money and Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, European Financial Management, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting and Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance.

Academics within the department undertake high quality research across a range of Accounting and Finance related topics:

  • Asset Pricing
  • Corporate Communication
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Credit Risk
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Financial Reporting
  • International FInance
  • Management Accounting
  • Market Microstructure
  • Market-Based Accounting Research
  • Public Sector Financial Management

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  • Network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

    Research Output

    50 years of Accounting and Business Research

    Clatworthy, M., García Lara, J. M. & Lee, E., 2 Jan 2020, In : Accounting and Business Research. 50, 1, p. 1-5 5 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial (Academic Journal)

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Accounting practitioners, work and organisations

    Cooper, D. J., Robson, K. & Bottausci, C., 27 Apr 2020, The Routledge Companion to Accounting History. 2nd ed. Routledge

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter in a book

    Anticipating the Value of Share Repurchase Announcements: The Role of Short Sellers

    Zheng, L., 18 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Finance and Economics .

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

  • Projects

    Student theses

    Accounting for sustainability with a focus on materiality and completeness

    Author: Wang, D., 19 Mar 2019

    Supervisor: Cooper, S. (Supervisor) & Chapman, C. S. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    The role and perception of company budgets.

    Author: Lyne, S. R., 1990

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Three essays on corporate governance

    Author: Nguyen, T. L. N., 23 Jan 2020

    Supervisor: Korczak, P. (Supervisor) & Scapin, M. P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)



    Distinguished Academic in Accounting

    Tonks, Ian (Recipient), 31 Dec 2017

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Fellow of Academy of Social Sciences

    Tonks, Ian (Recipient), Jun 2019

    Prize: Election to learned society

  • Oustanding Reviewer

    Uche, Chinyere O (Recipient), May 2014

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants


    • 12 Participation in conference
    • 3 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    University of Cyprus, Department of Accounting and Finance

    Dimitris Papadimitriou (Invited speaker)

    12 Feb 2020

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Nikola Petrovic

    Sheila M Ellwood (Visiting researcher)

    29 Jul 201831 Jul 2018

    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

    Arizona State University Alumni Conference

    Kirak D Kim (Speaker)

    6 Apr 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference