Stewart Smyth is Senior Lecturer in Accounting in the Management School. He gained his PhD in 2013 from Manchester Metropolitan University, after completing an MSc in Public Services Management from Nottingham Trent University in 2005. Before moving into education, Stewart worked in practice, industry and the public sector, including as a public sector auditor with KPMG, Reading. He completed the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants examinations in 1996.

Stewart’s research covers three interrelated streams – first, the socio-economic impacts of financialisation on housing and public infrastructure projects; second, the exercising of accountability relations in public services and other contexts, and third, critical studies in accounting research, including the use of accounting information by civil society and trade union groups. He currently holds a British Academy / Leverhulme grant to investigate the role of accounting and accountability relations over the past half century since the sanitation workers’ strike of 1968 in Memphis, Tennessee.

Stewart’s academic impact and engagement has included preparation of research reports for trade unions in Northern Ireland. He is the director of the Centre for Research into Accounting and Finance in Context (CRAFiC) in the Management School.

Further information about Stewart can be found here.