Professor Margaret Woods


Margaret Woods

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Research interests

I joined Aston business School in May 2010 having previously held the position of Associate Professor in Accounting and Finance at Nottingham University Business School. During my career I have worked in both academia and industry and I am a great believer in trying to ensure that my teaching and research both makes use of and also helps to influence accounting and business practices.

I am the co-ordinator of the European Risk Research Forum which has members from across the world, and my research focuses on risk and performance management in both the public and private sectors.

I am also involved in research with Japanese Universities comparing the resource allocation models and management accounting systems in Japan and the UK.

My teaching experience encompasses strategic management accounting, financial analysis and financial risk management at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. I also have extensive experience of teaching on executive development and training courses in accounting and finance.

In 2008 I was Visiting Professor at the Centre for University Finance and Management in Tokyo, and I have also held visiting positions at Luneberg University (Germany) and Pace University (New York).

In 2011 I was awarded fellowship of the RSA in recognition of my work in the area of financial services.

Research interests

  • Management, measurement and reporting of bank risk
  • Auditing in financial services, especially in relation to fair value and risk disclosures
  • Risk and performance management in UK local government
  • Comparison of risk management in the public and private sectors
  • Accounting for pension liabilities
  • Resource allocation models in the HE sector

Teaching Activity

I am currently teaching Managment Accounting at postgraduate level to both MSc and MBA students.  In recent years I have taught a number of  different undergraduate and postgraduate modules including: Financial Analysis; Advanced Management Accounting; Auditing Governance & Scandals; Accounting Theory & Practice; Financial Reporting; Performance Management ; Management of Fraud Risk and Risk Management in Financial Services.

PhD Supervision

I am currently supervising 3 PhD students.

  1. IRM risk leaders conference

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

  2. European Risk Research Network Risk Workshop

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

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