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Ciaran Connolly is Professor of Accounting and Subject Leader for the Accounting Group in Queen’s Management School. Ciaran’s main area of research is in the field of public services, particularly the financial and performance measurement aspects of the charity and public sectors.

He has published in the areas of charity accounting, the private finance initiative/public private partnerships and resource accounting and budgeting.

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  • Financial and performance measurement aspects of the charity and public sectors
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Research students

PhD title: Risk Transfer in Education Public Private Partnerships in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland

Name: Caroline Flynn
Years of Study: 2010 - present
Country: Ireland

PhD title: Predicting Charity Vulnerability

Name: Martina Smylie
Years of Study: 2017 - present
Country: United Kingdom


Alumni: where are they now?

Name: Martin Kelly

PhD title: The Discharge of Accountability by UK Social Enterprise Organisations

Years of Study: 2009 to 2015
Country: United Kingdom
Current position: Lecturer (Education), Queen’s University Belfast

Elaine Stewart

PhD title: Recent Public Sector Accounting Reforms in the United Kingdom: Intended Benefits and Actual Outcomes

Years of Study: 2011-2016
Country: United Kingdom
Current position: Lecturer, Queen’s University Belfast

Salman Ahmad

PhD Title: Exploring the Private Finance Initiative (PFI) in the UK’s Transport Sector of Roads: A Governmentality Perspective

Years of Study: 2012-2014
Country: Pakistan
Current position: Lecturer, Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar, Pakistan

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