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Professor Kathryn Haynes


Kathryn Haynes

Dean Faculty of Business, Law and Politics

Biography I am Professor of Accounting and Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics at the University of Hull, UK. I am also a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). Previously I held the Northern Society Chair in Accounting & Finance at Newcastle University, UK, where I was Accounting & Finance Subject Group Head for two years before being appointed Deputy Director. I am also a Fellow of the Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM), where I was Lead Fellow of the Services research cohort. During my career, I have been an active member of the ICAEW’s Sustainability Committee and received funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) for a research projects addressing the Sustainable Development Goals, and issues of gender equality. I was co-facilitator of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) Gender Equality Working Group during 2012-2019.
Research Interests My research is on two inter-related themes around social responsibility:

Firstly, I am interested in issues of gender and diversity in relation to the professions, particularly accounting. i have published widely on issues relating to accounting and gender. This strand of research addresses identity and its relationship with gender; the body and embodiment within organisations; the juxtaposition of professional and personal identities; and the conduct of the professions and professional services firms.
A second strand of research is on ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’, which links to my interests in social and environmental accounting; sustainability and responsibility; and issues of governance and accountability.
I am currently working on linking these two areas through work on gender equality and sustainability.

I am also interested in reflexive research methodologies, including narrative, autobiography, oral history and ethnography.
Teaching and Learning I am passionate about working with PhD students to help them develop their skills and careers.
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