Author Profile

Elaine Harris | Director of Business School, University of Roehampton

Current Position and Past Experience
Since 2010, Elaine Harris has been the Director of the University of Roehampton’s Business School. Prior to this, she was both Professor and Head of Department of Accounting and Finance and Head of Postgraduate Studies at Leicester Business School. This followed Harris’ time as the Head of School at the University of Northampton.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Harris earned her professional accounting qualification, ACCA in 1983, her MBA from Kingston University in 1990, and her Doctorate in Business Administration from Brunel University in 1999.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Elaine is a Professor of Accounting and Management and has been an academic for 28 years. Elaine started her career in accountancy practice at MacIntyre Hudson chartered accountants in 1976, where she qualified as an accountant and reached a managerial position at an early age. Since 1985 she has taught a wide variety of accounting and business subjects, with a more recent focus on strategic management accounting, project management and research methodology. Elaine’s personal research is in the field of strategic decision-making and control. She has developed a framework for project risk assessment, based on action research. Current research is focussed upon the use of intuition in managerial judgement in strategic investment decisions. Elaine is a past chair of the Committee of Heads of Accounting (2005-2007), and current chair of the Management Control Association. Elaine has contributed to the development of the accountancy profession as a member of ACCA’s Research Committee and CIMA’s Education Board. She continues her contribution to the academy as managing editor (special issues) of the Journal of Applied Accounting Research.