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Dr Rhoda Brown PhD Warwick

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Senior Lecturer in Financial Accounting

Defining the performance of organisations and individuals; earnings management and creative accounting; financial accounting theory

Rhoda has taught accounting and finance courses for more than twenty years, ranging from undergraduate, to taught doctoral programmes and professional accounting courses for ACCA and CIMA institutes. Prior to joining Loughborough University in January 2010, she worked for De Montfort University, Aston University, University of Leicester and the University of Warwick.

Rhoda’s research has involved study of the way in which the performance of organisations and individuals is defined, measured and presented and the respective roles played by accounting numbers and narratives in this process. Her PhD, from the University of Warwick, was on the regulatory and economic consequences of accounting policy choice and this lead to publications in Accounting and Business Research and Accountancy.

Other current research interests include earnings management and creative accounting, performance measurement, research methodology in accounting, the management of universities, accounting education, publishing patterns in academic accounting departments and financial accounting theory. Recent publications include articles in Management Accounting Research, The British Accounting Review, Journal of Applied Accounting Research and Pacific Accounting Review.

- Founder member of the British Accounting Association special interest group in financial accounting and reporting (FARSIG)

-Editor and regular columnist of the FARSIG  annual newsletter

-Member of the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Accounting Research

-Peer reviewer for Journal of Applied Accounting Research British Accounting Review, British Journal of Management, Accounting and Business Research and European Accounting Review.

- External examiner for undergraduate accounting degrees at the University of Exeter (KPMG Degree) and the University of Bath

- External examination of  PhD dissertations for Leicester and Essex.

1. “The irrelevance of performance measurement to performance management”, 2016,(with L. Fitzgerald, R. King, I. Herbert and L. Macaulay) book chapter for The Routledge Companion to Performance and Management Control, 2016

2. ““Mapping and exploring the topography of contemporary financial accounting research”, 2015, (with M. Jones) British Accounting Review, 47, 3, pp 237-261.

3. “The impact of IFRS on analysts’ forecasts: Empirical evidence from the UK, France and Germany” (with G. Mylonas) delivered at the American Accounting Association conference, Atlanta, 2014

4.“Relevance regained?  Performance management in shared service centres”, 2012, (with L. Fitzgerald, R. King, I. Herbert and L. Macaulay), CIMA Research Monograph, November 2012