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Professor Anne-Marie Ward

Professor of Accounting

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Department of Acc, Finance & Economics


Business and Management Research


Room 03E01B Shore Road Newtownabbey Co. Antrim BT37 0QB



Education: PhD in Accounting and Finance; Queen's University Belfast (2005); Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching; University of Ulster (2000); Irish Chartered Accountant Professional Examinations, First in Northern Ireland (Fifth in Ireland) (1995), MAcc in Accounting; Queens University at Belfast (1993); BA (Hons) in Accounting; University of Ulster; First class honours (1992).

Research Interests: Anne Marie’s PhD investigated factors that influence the development of the credit union movement. This introduction to research sparked a life-long interest in the credit union sector.  To date Anne Marie has researched a variety of aspects affecting the credit union sector including performance, innovation, financial inclusion, volunteering, regulation, gender, the role of political elites and accountability and accounting quality in credit union reporting. Anne Marie’s research interests also extend to examining personal bankruptcy, in particular, the relationship between regulation and welfare on national bankruptcy rates and how structural and cultural factors influence personal bankruptcy rates.  In more recent years Anne Marie’s research has widened to include corporate CSR communication and doctoral education.

Teaching: Anne Marie teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level in the subject area of financial management as well as providing supervision for several doctoral students.  In addition, to this she taught professional courses for Chartered Accountants Ireland for 15 years.  Anne Marie has written several textbooks in the subject area of managerial finance, financial accounting and personal finance.

Research Opportunities

Research Opportunities with Professor Anne-Marie Ward
Title Closing Date
A cross-border analysis of key stakeholders’ perceptions of the drivers and barriers to generational renewal in Irish agriculture Funded PhD Opportunity Teagasc Walsh Thursday 30 June 2022