Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
After graduating from Lancaster University with a first class degree in Economics I worked for Touche Ross, before returning to academia to undertake an ESRC funded MSc in Economics at the University of York. This was followed by a research position, ESRC Teaching Fellowship and Lectureship in Financial Economics at the University of Bradford Management Centre. I moved to Leeds at the beginning of 2001.
I conduct research in the fields of profit-sharing, employee share ownership and governance, health and safety at work and the economics of information and organisations. Much of my work aims to develop a better understanding of the nature of firm level performance and the factors that contribute to it. Primarily this focuses on the role and behaviour of employees in this process and whether 'participative' or 'cooperative' forms of governance are compatible with company profitability and shareholder financial success. I have been involved in two ESRC funded projects on "Employee Ownership and Governance" and a European Union funded project on the "Impact of Profit-sharing in Europe". I have also carried out policy based work for the OECD, the International Labour Office and the Institute for Public Policy Research. His work tends to utilise analyses of large datasets.