At Swansea University I am a lecturer in accounting and module co-ordinator for a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules and also the Deputy Programme Director BSc Accounting and MSc Focus Group Lead.  I achieved an MSc in Accounting and Finance at Swansea University and was honoured to graduate with 2 awards:  The School Prize for Best Performing Student in MSc Accounting and Finance and also the School Prize for Meritorious Performance in MSc. I completed my Post Graduate Certificate of Education in 1999 and I am an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. 

During my 18 years as a qualified lecturer I have delivered a variety of subjects in a number of educational institutions.

Student engagement is my main research focus.  My career path as a professional educator is focused on enhancing student experience by delivering quality teaching and engaging successfully with students to motivate them to fulfil their individual educational potential.  During my time at Swansea I have been honoured to receive commendations by students for the quality of my teaching.  Indeed my career as a professional lecturer has been markedly learner-centric, and my constructivist approach to teaching is an extension of my personal-professional interest in and passion for student engagement.  Student feedback at Swansea University has been both encouraging and positive, thereby affirming my teaching methodologies

Feedback from my colleagues following a paper presenting my results of student experience (BLUPA) at the SALT conference in June 2017 was extremely positive as was my paper on the Academic Triangle which I delivered at the conference in 2018. 

I am also a recipient of the Best Lecturer in Accounting Award 2018.

Teaching

  • MN-3555 Forensic Accounting

    The term `forensic¿ means `used in courts of law¿, and the role of `forensic accounting¿ is to provide professional accountancy support in litigation cases. The growth of forensic accounting as a discrete discipline within the accountancy profession is a reflection of today¿s increasingly litigious climate, and the proliferation of cases presented to the courts highlights the wide variety of types of fraud and other finance-related infringements, ranging from the simple to the complex. The principal focus of this module will be on the criminal aspect of forensic accounting. Other key areas include the role of forensic accounting in civil litigation, the expert witness, terrorism finance, money laundering, bribery and corruption, and the role of corporate governance in risk containment.

  • MN-M004 Financial Statement Preparation and Analysis

    There is a limited amount of information available to external stakeholders of a company. It is therefore vital for the user to extract as much information as possible from a set of financial statements. Students on this module will learn the techniques used in financial statement analysis and will apply those techniques to evaluate company performance and to assess their value. The limitations of the techniques will be identified.