School of Business and Economics

Discipline groups

Dr Kavita Sirichand

Dr Kavita Sirichand

Dr Sirichand organised two events with the Royal Economic Society



  • The AF discipline group contributes to the School's Seminars Series throughout the year. Please visit the Seminar Series page for a list of recent and up-coming seminars.

Journal Editorships

  • Rhoda Brown is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Applied Accounting Research
  • Noel O’Sullivan continues as Consulting Editor of the International Journal of Management Reviews having been Associate Editor between 2005 and 2010 and is on the Executive Board of the BAFA’s Corporate Governance special interest group.

External Grants for Projects (since 2012)

The AF group has successfully attracted research grants for projects over the years. Below are some of examples of current research grants:

  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Project: “Relevance Regained: Performance management in shared service centres”, Rhoda Brown
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Project: “Discharging Democratic Accountability: The Role of Strategy and Performance Information in Health and Well-being Boards”, Suzana Grubnic.
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Project: “The Use of Sustainability Management Accounting for Strategic Decision-Making: Opening the Black Box”, Suzana Grubnic.  
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Project “The transformation of the finance function through Shared Service Centres and the impacts for management accounting and management accountants”, Ian Herbert
  • EPSRC. Project: “Product-Service-Systems: Transformation to servitized organizations”, Anna Raffoni.
  • Royal Economics Society. Workshop: “Economic Policy in the Eurozone”, Kavita Sirichand.
  • Royal Economics Society. Conference: “Macroeconomic and Financial Time Series”, Kavita Sirichand.
  • National Science Foundation of China. Project: “The Corporate Governance Mechanism of Coalmining Firms in China”, Huainan Zhao.

The AF group conducts collaborative research with national and international partners from countries including: USA, Mexico, Australia, China, Switzerland, Germany, Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Ireland, Spain and Saudi Arabia. 

The group's collaborators within the UK are from a number of institutions including:

  • Cranfield University
  • University of East Anglia
  • University of York
  • University of Bangor
  • University of Exeter
  • Middlesex University
  • Aston University
  • University of Bristol
  • University of London (Cass Business School)
  • University of Birmingham
  • University of Glasgow
  • University of Manchester
  • University of Nottingham
  • University of Southampton
  • University of Oxford
  • University of Aberdeen
  • University of Leicester
  • Sheffield University
  • Brighton University
  • Cardiff University
  • University of Hull

International collaborators are from:

  • University of Bologna
  • University of Naples Federico II
  • University College Dublin
  • University of Trento
  • Illinois State University
  • ITAM University
  • Arab Open University (Oman)
  • Amsterdam
  • Kassel University
  • Copenhagen Business School
  • Monash University
  • Nankai University
  • University of Colorado
  • Erasmus University
  • University of China
  • University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • Excelsior College
  • University of Zurich
  • European Central Bank
  • Bank of International Settlements
  • Management Control for Sustainability: Exploring the Role of tools, Practices and Packages, Workshop held at Cass Business School (2014), Suzana Grubnic (Co-organiser)
  • Economic Policy in the Eurozone, Workshop held at Loughborough University (2014), Kavita Sirichand (Organiser)
  • Macroeconomic and Financial Time Series Conference, Loughborough University (2014), Kavita Sirichand (Organiser)
  • Post-Crisis Finance Research Centre Seminar Series (2015), Kavita Sirichand (Organiser)
  • British Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference of The Northern Area Group, Loughborough University, Andrew Vivian (Organiser)
  • Founder member, British Accounting Association special interest group in financial accounting and reporting (FARSIG), Rhoda Brown
  • Treasurer, British Accounting and Finance Association Special Interest Group in Public Services and Charities, Suzana Grubnic
  • Chair, Examination panel for CIMA’s Strategic Level Case Study, Ian Herbert
  • Research Consultant, European Central Bank, Alper Kara
  • Visiting Professor, University of Trento, Italy, International Accounting, Petros Vourvachis
  • Visiting Professor, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, Nanjing, China, Accounting and Management, Petros Vourvachis
  • Visiting Professor, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Antai College of Economics and Management, Shanghai China, Huainan Zhao
  • Visiting Professor, EDHEC Business School, Nice France, Huainan Zhao
  • Panel Chair and member, Academy of Finland Research Council, Business Economics and Management, Helsinki, Finland, Huainan Zhao
  • Journal of Applied Accounting Research (Rhoda Brown)
  • Public Money & Management (Suzana Grubnic)
  • Social and Environmental Accountability Journal (Suzana Grubnic)
  • Accounting Forum (Noel O’Sullivan)
  • Accounting, Finance and Governance Review (Noel O’Sullivan)
  • European Journal of Finance (Andrew Vivian)
  • Public Money and Management (Suzana Grubnic - Guest Editor, 2017)
  • International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance (Rhoda Brown - Guest Editor, 2016)