Members of the Culture, Accounting and Society Research Network have strong relationship with main accounting bodies nationally and internationally, and work closely with accounting firms and government. They are active in engaging with academic associations and the media to debate on the societal relevance of accounting in relation to the profession, governance and popular culture.

Christine Cooper

Christine is a research fellow of the Wellbeing Economy Alliance. She has also been part of a team which produced several commissioned corporate governance reports for the Labour Party.

Christine is Co-editor-in-chief of the journal Critical Perspectives on Accounting. She is on the editorial boards of Accounting, Organizations and Society, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, and Accounting Forum. Christine is also on the Chartered Association of Business Schools’ Scientific Committee.


Marian Gatzweiler

Marian engages with and consults for several organisations from the public and private sector. He has designed and delivered executive education courses for senior civil servants in the areas of performance management, strategy execution, and financial management. Marian’s work has been featured in media publications such as The Conversation.


Sebastian Hoffmann

Sebastian is a Vice President on the Executive Committee of the International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER). In this capacity he supports accounting research and education initiatives in emerging and transnational economies, such as Romania, Poland, and South Africa. His expertise in financial reporting regulation is regularly sought by multinational corporate groups for in-house training and expert opinions.

Sebastian is also a member of the editorial boards of the Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, and the Journal of Accounting and Management Information Systems. In addition, he is a co-editor of the Critical Perspectives on Accounting Special Issue on ‘The Future of Interdisciplinary Accounting Research’.


Ingrid Jeacle

Ingrid has undertaken research on an international fashion chain, exploring the role of accounting practices in its operation, and how such practices impact on the buying and design decisions in the contemporary world of fast fashion. She has also engaged with the movie awards industry through her study of the scrutineering role of a Big 4 firm in the BAFTA awards process.

Ingrid is currently one of the editors of Contemporary Accounting Research and an associate editor of the Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ), and Financial Accountability and Management. Ingrid also previously served as an associate editor of European Accounting Review. She is a member of the editorial boards of Accounting History, Advances in Public Interest Accounting, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, the European Accounting Review, and Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management. She received the 2019 AAAJ Hall of Fame Award for her contribution to interdisciplinary accounting research.


Stephen Walker

Stephen has been involved in research projects on the accountancy profession funded by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and has been a member of its Research Committee and Student Education Committee. He was Convenor of the Scottish Committee on Accounting History of ICAS and was a member of its 150th anniversary committee. He has recently been involved in the ICAEW’s project on ‘Finance in its Broadest Sense’ and is a former Academic Fellow of the Institute. His work on the profession featured in the BBC Radio 4 series, A Brief History of Double Entry Bookkeeping, broadcast from 8 March 2010.

Stephen is Consulting Editor of Accounting History Review and a former editor of the Accounting Historians Journal. He is a recipient of the Hourglass Award of the Academy of Accounting Historians and is a former president of that organisation.

He currently serves on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including: Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Accounting Historians Journal, Accounting History, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, and European Accounting Review.