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Qualifications

BSc Econ (hons) Accounting and Economics
Post Graduate Certicicate in Education
MSc Accounting
Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching
Fellow of Higher Education Academy

About

Rebecca is a graduate of the University of Wales, College Cardiff, after which she spent some time in industry in the accounting departments of various organisations before opening her own business in 1999. While running her business she studied for her CIMA professional exams. In 2007 Rebecca decided on a change in career and returned to Cardiff University to complete a PGCE teaching qualification.

Rebecca joined the University of Glamorgan (now the University of South Wales) in 2008; she completed a MSc in Accounting in 2010 and became ACCA course leader for Treforest in 2013 until 2014 and then the course leader for MSc Accounting and MSc Forensic Audit and Accounting between 2014 and 2016. She in currently the academic manager for the finance courses based in Cardiff.

Rebecca currently specialises in teaching corporate governance and audit at a variety of levels. Her research interests are corporate governance and accounting education, specifically Confucian Heritage Culture and integrating employability skills into the curriculum. She has been short listed for the Times Higher most innovative teacher award 2016.

Experience

On graduating from University Rebecca spent a year working in the accounting department of various organisations where she gained valuable experience in preparing financial accounts, compiling and analysing internal reports and developing budgets. She then opened her own retail business which she managed for eight years before entering teaching. During this time she was responsible for all areas of the business
Rebecca studied a PGCE as part of which she completed a five month work placement in Swansea College; on graduating she joined the University of Glamorgan (now the University of South Wales) in 2008. She taught on a variety of modules at different levels and became Course Leader for ACCA Treforest provision in 2013. In 2014 Rebecca became the course leader for MSc Accounting and MSc Forensic Audit and Accounting courses.

Responsibilities

Academic Manager for Finance based courses.
Leader of School Learning and Teaching Group
Deputy chair of the faculty learning and teaching group
Module Leader for:
Corporate Governance and Accountability
Cases in Audit

Publications

Rebecca has presented both her research on Confucian Heritage Culture and Employability in the Curriculum in the Accounting Education special interest group conference.

Memberships

Faculty Learning and Teaching Group
School Learning and Teaching Group

External

HEA

Research

Rebecca is currently engaged in researching the impact of culture on a student’s ability to integrate into Western Universities and the effect this has on performance, focusing on the Confucian Heritage Culture.

Rebecca is also interested in the impact of the financial crisis on corporate social responsibilities. Has the global financial crises has an effect on how organisations practice corporate social responsibility and has it effected stakeholder response to how organisations practice corporate social responsibility.

Areas of Expertise

Corporate Governance
Audit
Management Accounting
Enterprise

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