BA Hons Accounting, University of Ulster; MSc Accounting and Finance- Queens University Belfast.
Country of Origin: Ireland
Research Title: Recent reforms to public sector accounting in the UK: a trade off between relevance and reliability.
Description: My research will study the accounting reforms that have been introduced into the UK public sector over the past 30 years and investigate how effective those reforms have aided the government in maintaining and improving the UK economy. Given the recent financial crisis, I believe research within this area if of fundamental importance as it will seek to identify if the reforms introduced are yielding their original aims and if the costs to implement these reforms have been an appropriate and justifiable use of tax payer's money.