Dr William Jackson

Dr William Jackson
Dr William Jackson
Dr William Jackson

Bcom PhD Edin, PGCAP, FHEA

Senior Lecturer

Email Address
Telephone Number
+44 (0)1224 273147
Office Address

Room 709 MacRobert Building 

Business School


Dr. Bill Jackson is currently Deputy Dean of the University of Aberdeen Business School and Head of the Department of Accountancy, Finance and Real Estate.

Previously Bill had a position at Heriot-Watt University where he held positions as Head of Department of Accountancy, Economics and Finance, Director of Learning and Teaching, Director of Internationalisation and Deputy Head of the School of Social Science. Before that he held a teaching and research fellowship at the University of Edinburgh, from which institution he also was awarded a PhD. 

Bill specialises in the teaching of management accounting and accounting history which he has delivered both in the UK and internationally.  

Bill's research is mainly in the history and practice of accounting in public services, particularly health care. His research has been published in a range of international and world leading journals and has attracted prizes from leading journals. Major projects include Histories of Accounting and Health Care and Accounting for Social Impact, with the World Health Organisation as a current focus of interest.

Internal Memberships

Deputy Dean of Business School

Head of Department of Accountancy, Finance and Real Estate

Member of the Business School Executive Committee

Member of the School Internationalisation Committee


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  • 'The collector will call': Controlling philanthropy through the annual reports of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, 1837-1856

    Jackson, W. J.
    Accounting History Review, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 47-72
    Contributions to Journals: Articles
  • The Influence of Female Audit Partners in Audit Work: A Study of the Big 4 in the UK

    Jackson, W. J., Paterson, A. S., Pong, C., Scarparo, S.
    Chapters in Books, Reports and Conference Proceedings: Conference Proceedings
  • Accounting as a mechanism of governmentality in the creation of a British hospital system

    Jackson, W. J.
    Books and Reports: Commissioned Reports
  • Accountability and the Annual Reports of the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, 1818-1852

    Jackson, W. J.
    Working Papers: Working Papers
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