- Position: Associate Professor
- Areas of expertise: Innovative teaching approaches; Year in Industry; digital learning; 19th century accounting and business history
- Email: A.K.Shepherd@leeds.ac.uk
- Phone: +44(0)113 343 8329
- Location: 1.30 Maurice Keyworth Building
- Website: Twitter | LinkedIn | ORCID
- PricewaterhouseCoopers: Associate, executive, manager and group leader in core Assurance, Audit Technical and Risk Assurance (2002-2007, 2012)
- Kaplan Financial: Tutor (2008-2009)
- Manchester Business School: Teaching Fellow in Accounting (2009-2011)
I joined LUBS as a Senior Teaching Fellow in Accounting in 2013, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2018.
- Vice-Chair, ICAEW Assessment Committee
- Member of Student Lifecycle Programme Academic Advisory Group
- A&F representative on LUBS Faculty Enhancement Group
- Member of Professional Development workstream in Curriculum Redefined project
- Member of Educational Futures Institute working group
- Placement tutor
Winner of University Teaching Award for ‘Sustained excellence’ 2021
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA)
Certified Management & Business Educator (CMBE)
Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence 2017, 2018
- Shepherd, A. (2020) ‘Not just men in grey suits’: An Accounting, Finance and Business Massive Open Online Course. Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 14(1), 84-116
- Shepherd, A., & Toms, S. (2019) Entrepreneurship, Strategy, and Business Philanthropy: Cotton Textiles in the British Industrial Revolution. Business History Review, 93(3), 503-527
- Toms, S. and Shepherd, A. (2017) Accounting and social conflict: Profit and regulated working time in the British Industrial Revolution, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 49, pp.57-75
- Shepherd, A. (2021) ‘Making class time count: Introductory management accounting in a collaborative lecture theatre’, Cases on Active Blended Learning in Higher Education, IGI Global
Shepherd, A. and Underwood, S. (2016) ‘The scale of the challenge: staff vs student perspectives of iPads in Higher Education’, in iPads in Higher Education Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on the Use of iPads in Higher Education (ihe2016) ISBN(13): 978-1-4438-9973-4
Invited case study:
- Shepherd, A. (2020) ‘Student-centred learning: Providing structure and a weekly journey’, Reflections from lockdown special series. Available from: https://digitalpractice.leeds.ac.uk/student-centred-learning-providing-a-clear-structure-and-weekly-learning-journey/
- Shepherd, A. (2018) ‘Collaborative Lecture Theatres’ case study for Casebook@Leeds https://casebook.leeds.ac.uk/collaborative-lecture-theatres/
- Shepherd, A. (2015) ‘iPads for all create a level playing field’ JISC Digital Student project exemplar case study [online] available from: http://digitalstudent.jiscinvolve.org/wp/exemplars/
Invited/peer-reviewed blog posts:
- Shepherd, A. (2021) ‘Pre-recorded audio-visual resources with external guests’ blog [online], available from: https://studenteddev.leeds.ac.uk/news/pre-recorded-audiovisual-resources-with-external-guests/
- Shepherd, A. (2021) ‘Structured reflective assessment on groupwork’ blog [online], available from: https://studenteddev.leeds.ac.uk/news/structured-reflective-assessment-on-group-work/
- Shepherd, A. (2020) ‘Learning modules in Minerva’ blog [online], available from: https://studenteddev.leeds.ac.uk/news/learning-modules-in-minerva/
- Shepherd, A. (2020) ‘Student-centred learning: providing structure and a weekly journey’ blog [online], available from: https://studenteddev.leeds.ac.uk/news/student-centred-learning-providing-structure-and-a-weekly-journey/
- Shepherd, A. (2017) ‘Early findings from collaborative teaching spaces’, Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence blog [online], available from: http://teachingexcellence.leeds.ac.uk/blog-early-learning-from-collaborative-teaching-spaces/
- Shepherd, A. (2017) ‘Cautious innovation in accounting and finance teaching’, ICAEW Academia and Education Community blog [online], available from: https://ion.icaew.com/academia/b/blog/posts/cautious-innovation-in-accounting-and-finance-teaching
- Shepherd, A. (2016) ‘Showcasing innovations in teaching’, LUBS news item [online] available from: business.leeds.ac.uk/about-us/article/showcasing-innovations-in-teaching/
- Shepherd, A. (2015) ‘Not fade away: problems with money in business have a lasting impact’, Futurelearn blog post [online] available from: https://about.futurelearn.com/blog/not-fade-away-problems-with-money-in-business-have-a-lasting-impact/
- Shepherd, A. and Sumner, M. (2019) Year in Industry: Barriers, challenges and motivations: Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence Teaching Enhancement Project report, http://teachingexcellence.leeds.ac.uk/year-in-industry-barriers-challenges-and-motivations/
- Shaoul, J., Shepherd, A, Stafford, A. and Stapleton, P. (2013) Losing control of joint ventures: The case of Building Schools for the Future?, ICAS research report, icas.org.uk/stafford/.
Massive open online course
Educator on Leeds University Business School/Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) MOOC 'The Importance of Money in Business'. The course won a PQ award for Innovation in Accountancy
Contributions to training courses and resources:
ICAEW/CABA ‘Flourishing in Academia’ (facilitation team, speaker)
Contributor to university-wide ‘Adapt your Teaching for Online Delivery’ online course for staff training
Contributor and reviewer for Teaching Innovation and Practice Sharing (TIPS) Community
University of Leeds Organisational Development and Professional Learning ‘The Leeds curriculum – scholarship of teaching and learning’ (speaker)
- April 2021 ‘Embedding commercial skills for finance professionals via a business simulation’, 2nd conference on Games and Simulations in Accounting and Finance Education (GSAFE), Aston University (virtual parallel session) (with Dr Richard Crossley).
- August 2019, ‘Screen capture for formative assignment feedback’ and ‘What the flip? A flipped classroom approach in a collaborative space’ , American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco (poster sessions).
- May 2019, ‘Journeys to Narnia: Discovering the hidden in students’ academic reading practices’, BAFA Accounting Education SIG Conference, Ghent.
- May 2019 'Year in Industry: Barriers, challenges and motivations', Sussex University Business School, invited session.
- October 2018, Durham University Business School ‘What the flip?! A flipped classroom approach in a collaborative space’, invited teaching and learning session.
- May 2018, Staff Educational Development Association (SEDA) Spring Teaching Learning and Assessment Conference ‘Year in Industry: Barriers, Challenges and Motivations’ (with Dr Mark Sumner).
- August 2017, ‘Entrepreneurship, business strategy and corporate philanthropy: The case of factory and business regulation’, European Business History Association 2017 Congress, Vienna, Austria (with Professor Steve Toms).
- August 2017, ‘A collaborative accounting, finance and business MOOC’, American Accounting Association Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting 2017 roundtable session, San Diego, USA (with Shaun Robertson, Director, Qualifications, ICAEW).
- July 2017, ‘A collaborative accounting, finance and business MOOC’, ESLTIS Conference 2017, Sheffield.
- May 2016, ‘Stick or twist? Needs, habits, preferences and experimentation in Accounting and Finance students’ use of technologies for study’, BAFA Accounting Education SIG Conference, Belfast.
- March 2016, ‘The scale of the challenge: staff vs student perspectives of iPads in higher education’, iPads in Higher Education conference, San Francisco, USA (with Sarah Underwood).
- January 2016, ‘Not just men in grey suits’ An accounting, finance and business MOOC’, ICAEW Higher Education Conference keynote, London.
- July 2015, ‘Straight road or long and winding? The university iPad journey’, Online Learning Consortium Blended Learning Conference, Denver, USA.
- May 2014, ‘Hype or help – Incoming students and technologies for study’ (with Jessica Johnson), BAFA Accounting Education SIG Conference, Bristol.
- October 2021, LUBS Inclusive Teaching Event ‘Creative Technology Use for Inclusive Feedback/Assessment’, presenting on ‘Padlet pleasure’
- February 2021, UoL Language Teaching forum ‘A coursework ‘experiment’: written ‘dialogue’’
- January 2021, UoL Student Education Conference ‘Padlet pleasure’
- November 2020, LUBS Talking about Teaching ‘Online learning structure’
- September 2020, LUBS Enhance Conference ‘Pre-recorded audiovisual resources with external guests’
- August 2020, Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence Share Adopt Adapt workshop ‘A module leader’s inclusivity journey’
- July 2020, University of Leeds Faculty of Earth and Environment online assessment event ‘Top Hat’.
- January 2020, University of Leeds Student Education Conference ‘Think before you speak. Read before you think’ (with Dr Iwi Ugiagbe-Green and Larissa Bdzola) (parallel sesion).
- June 2019, LUBS Pedagogic Research Retreat (co-led with Nicola Smith and Dr Iwi Ugiagbe-Green).
- January 2019, University of Leeds Student Education Conference ‘What the flip?! Teaching in collaborative spaces’ poster/video exhibit.
- June 2018, LUBS Academy of Innovation/Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence Festival of Teaching Feedback event (with Antonio Martinez-Arboleda).
- May 2018, University of Leeds Pedagogic Research in the Arts lunch, ‘Year in Industry: Barriers, Challenges and Motivations’ (with Dr Mark Sumner).
- January 2018, University of Leeds Student Education Conference ‘To boldly go: journeys into the strange new world of the interactive lecture theatres’ (with Dr Fiona Douglas and Lisa Marshall) (workshop).
- January 2018, University of Leeds Student Education Conference ‘Year in Industry: Barriers, Challenges and Motivations’ (parallel session).
- September 2017, LUBS #Enhance17 ‘Flipped learning’ (workshop, with Dr Mike Reynolds, Tony Byng and Nicola Smith).
- June 2017, LUBS Teaching Retreat (led).
- April 2017 LUBS Academy of Innovation Building Best Practice Teaching Symposium ‘QR code handouts’, (parallel session).
- January 2017 University of Leeds Student Education Conference ‘Stick or twist? Needs, habits, preferences and experimentation in students’ uses of technologies for study’ (parallel session).
- January 2016 University of Leeds Student Education Conference ‘The scale of the challenge: staff vs student perspectives of iPads in higher education’ (with Sarah Underwood).
- January 2014 University of Leeds Student Education Conference ‘Hype or help – Incoming students and technologies for study’ (with Jessica Johnson).
I am engaged in scholarship of teaching and learning and present regularly at internal events and national and international conferences on student education topics such as digital learning, teaching innovation, collaborative teaching space use and academic reading. I am a LUBS/Law Transformation Programme Flagship Module Leader, and a Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence Transformation Fellow.
I was a Teaching Enhancement Project Leader in the Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence researching Year in Industry with Dr Mark Sumner from the School of Design at Leeds.
I have also conducted accounting and business history research with Professor Steve Toms.
- MA Online and Distance Education - The Open University
- Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
- BSc in Biochemistry - The University of Manchester
- Apple Teacher and Microsoft Certified Educator
- Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
- British Association of Accounting and Finance
- British Educational Research Association
Module leader: Auditing and Assurance Services, Intermediate Financial Accounting, Contemporary Issues in Accounting