Ms Helenne Doody

Ms Helenne Doody


I trained as a chartered accountant with PwC, working in the Forensic Services team 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 was involved in producing a number of publications and was invited to speak at conferences and events on my areas of specialism.

I then moved into the banking sector, working in the Fraud Risk team at Barclays, before joining the Leeds University Business School as a Senior Teaching Fellow within the Accounting & Finance division. I have gained external recognition as an expert in my areas of specialism and have been cited in various publications, including the Financial Times, Excellence in Leadership, Finance Director and Sustainability Today. 


Research interests

Research interests include:

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


  • 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)

Student education

I teach on Forensic Accounting and Financial Accounting modules at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels including:

  • Forensic Accounting & FInance (LUBS3120 and LUBS5019M)
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting (LUBS2290)
  • Financial Reporting & Analysis (LUBS5982M)

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Financial Technology