Ms Helenne Doody

Ms Helenne Doody


I am a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales (ICAEW), having trained as a chartered accountant with PwC, working for many years in their Forensic Services teams both in the UK and Australia. I then spent time as an internal auditor at Tesco before joining the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) as a technical specialist, where I focused on fraud risk management, responsible business and sustainability. During my time at CIMA, I gained external recognition as an expert in my areas of specialism and was involved in producing a number of publications and invited to speak at conferences and events. I am editor of a book on Fraud Risk Management, have a chapter in a book on Managing Climate Risk and have been cited in various publications, including the Financial Times, Excellence in Leadership, Finance Director and Sustainability Today. On leaving CIMA, I consulted for the ICAEW on a short-term Sustainability project and then moved into the banking sector, working in the Fraud Risk team at Barclays for a number of years.

I joined the Leeds University Business School as a Senior Teaching Fellow within the Accounting and Finance department in 2018 and achieved the status of Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) in 2021. I am Head of 3rd Year for Accounting & Finance and Banking & Finance undergraduate students and also have the role of Academic Personal Tutor and  Work Placement Tutor. I primarily teach Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Forensic Accounting and Commercial Skills subjects, teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.



  • Head of 3rd Year
  • Academic Personal Tutor and Work Placement Tutor

Research interests

Research interests include:

  • Forensic Accounting with a focus on Fraud Investigation and Fraud Risk Management
  • Accounting Education
  • Sustainability


  • ICA Certificate in Financial Crime Awareness, International Compliance Training, 2011
  • Certificate in Fraud Management, University of Teesside, 2007
  • Graduate Certificate in Fraud Investigation, La Trobe University (Australia), 2004
  • FCA (ICAEW), 2002
  • BSc (Hons) Business Decision Analysis, Liverpool John Moores University, 1998

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants England & Wales (ICAEW)
  • FHEA

Student education

I teach on Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Forensic Accounting and Commercial Skills modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Financial Technology