Ken is currently a senior lecturer in accountancy at the University of Aberdeen, having joined in January 2023.
Prior to this, Ken worked at Heriot-Watt University as assistant professor in accounting (2019-2022) and at the University of Leicester as a lecturer in accounting (2010-2019).
Ken has experience in designing and delivering a range of accounting courses across undergraduate, postgraduate, and MBA-level degrees. His most recent teaching responsibilities involves management accounting courses, public sector (and non-profit) accounting, and accounting theory courses.
More recently Ken's research is motivated by the complex interaction between accounting, societies and ecology. Read more about this here.
Ken has also supervised doctoral students to completion, and welcomes PhD applications from candidates who would like to research biodiversity accounting (including accounting for non-human species), ecological accounting, and the study of accountability from a critical theory perspective. Ken is also interested in alternative organisations, and would welcome applications looking to study social and environmental accounting practices in alternative organisations.
Ken’s research is strongly qualitative, generally drawing upon semi-structured interview and case study methods in order to explore specific sites of contemporary accounting practice. Ken also draws on political economy and critical accounting perspectives to reflect upon how attitudes, values, organisations, and ecological thinking is shaped by everyday encounters with calculative practices.
I am currently accepting PhDs in Accountancy.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss your research ideas further.
Over the last 5 years, Ken has been involved in three main research projects. The first, funded by the Chartered Accountants Benevolent Association explored wellbeing in the accounting profession, particularly among accountants in England and Wales. The second evaluated recent developments in the areas of social finance and impact investment. Finally, an ongoing research project considers the growing field of biodiversity accounting, notably how public and third sector organisations measure the impact of organizational activities upon local ecosystems and non-human species, and through engaging with posthumanism, theorising communal accountability relationships
Ken currently teaches Management Accounting on the MSc Degree Prog.
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Brexit disclosure – companies’ honest or bogus perceptions of risk?Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, vol. 42, no. 3, 107034Contributions to Journals: Articles
Social investment innovation and the ‘social turn’ of neoliberal finance: SI: Accounting and Social Impact (Part I)Critical Perspectives On Accounting, vol. 79Contributions to Journals: Articles
Outcome-based control systems and accountability dilemma in foreign-funded development projectsA Sri Lankan case. Routledge, pp. 345-360, 16 pagesChapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Chapters
The logics of biodiversity accounting in the UK public sectorAccounting Forum, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 348-379Contributions to Journals: Articles
The purposes, promises and compromises of extinction accounting in the UK public sectorAccounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 875-899Contributions to Journals: Articles
Organization studies of inequality, with and beyond PikettyOrganization, vol. 25, no. 2, pp. 165-185Contributions to Journals: Articles
Crisis Narratives and the Abandonment of CSR during the Financial Crisis: Notes from Systems IntegratedSocial and Environmental Accountability Journal, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 188-202Contributions to Journals: Articles
Publisher, be damned! From price gouging to the open roadPrometheus, vol. 31, no. 3, pp. 229-239Contributions to Journals: Articles
What are we to do with feral publishers?Organization, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 905-914Contributions to Journals: Articles
Examining the theoretical influences of customer valuation metricsJournal of Marketing Management, vol. 24, no. 7-8, pp. 797-824Contributions to Journals: Articles