Hilary Qualter

Bachelor of Commerce; Chartered Accountant

Biography




I completed a B.Comm in NUI Galway and qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloittes. I subsequently worked for several years for a multinational company in the financial services sector. I joined the Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting at NUI Maynooth in 2007 as a lecturer in accounting. 

Research

Research Interests

I am currently undertaking a PhD in NUI Galway under the supervision of Dr. Emer Mulligan.  My research interests are focused on the development of tax policy.

Patricia Martyn

Bachelor of Commerce

Biography




I am a B Comm graduate of NUI Galway and a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. 

Research

Research Interests

I am pursuing my PhD under the supervision of Professor Breda Sweeney and Dr. Emer Curtis is the area of management control systems and innovation. Specifically my PhD will examine how management control systems are used to manage the tension between predictable goal achievement and creative innovation at middle management level.

James Gawley

MBA in Business Administration, Open University, UK; BA in Accountancy and Finance, Middlesex University, UK

Biography




I am currently the International Operations Director at Aspect Software, based full-time in Claregalway. Originally from Ireland, I was seconded back to Ireland from the UK three years ago to set up Aspect Software’s new Irish manufacturing operation.  

Research

Research Interests

The resulting exposure to corporate strategy, legal structures and taxation sparked the curiosity that lead to taking up part-time research into how corporate strategy and organizational structures are impacted by multinational corporation tax.

 

Fionnuala Doris

BA (hons) in Economics; Post Graduate Diploma in Accounting; Chartered Accountant

Biography




 

I graduated from UCD with a BA(hons) in Economics. I have a post graduate diploma in Accounting from DCU and am a Chartered Accountant (FCA) having trained with PWC. I am a full time lecturer in Accounting in NUI Maynooth having previously worked in both practice and industry. 

Research

Research Interests

I am currently undertaking a PhD in NUI Galway under the supervision of Dr Emer Curtis. The focus of my research is in audit with a particular focus on the changing institutional arrangements within professional firms.

Frank Conaty

Bachelor of Commerce; FCA

Biography




A lecturer in accountancy and finance at the J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), Frank, is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. After fifteen years in professional practice, latterly as a partner in the international accountancy firm, KPMG, he held a number of senior positions in industry and finance before moving into academia. Frank has significant ongoing involvement with community and non-profit organisations including six years to 2012 on the board and as chairman of the National Parents & Siblings Alliance, a national disability rights and advocacy organisation

Research

Research Interests

Frank is currently engaged in PhD research on performance management in the provision of public services through non-profit organisations.  The research locus is the intellectual disability service sector in Ireland. Frank is an affiliate at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUIG and a member of the performance management research cluster at the Whitaker Institute.

Riad Cheikh El Ghanama

Bachelor in Management; Master in Finance

Biography




I am Riad Cheikh El Ghanama currently in my 2nd year as a PhD student in taxation here at NUI, Galway, Ireland. I was awarded a Bachelor in Management from HEC, Algeria in 2008 and I was also awarded a Master in Finance from University of Dundee, Scotland. 

 

Research

Research Interests

My area of interest is tax compliance; and more specifically I am investigating the role of tax morale in enhancing tax compliance behaviour of taxpayers.

Fabrizio GranĂ 

Bachelor degree in Banking and Finance; Master degree in Accounting and Management

Biography




My name is Fabrizio Granà and I come from Palermo, Italy. 

Research

Research Interests

I am a Full time Phd Candidate at NUI Galway. My research project aims to define the relationship between Management Accounting, Performance Measurement Systems and Web Marketing in the exploitation of innovative Information Management Systems like Web Analytics, Google Analytics and Customer Relationship Management (CRM). 

I am focusing the attention on the e-Business and e-Commerce business models as Innovative source of Business, considering their Impact on Management Accounting Systems and so on the decision making process of the firm. 

Miguel Perez

Business Administration degree from UAB; Bachelor degree with distinction in Accounting; Master with distinction in Strategic Financial Management

Biography




My name is Miguel Pérez and I am from Spain. I hold an honours Business Administration degree from UAB, a Bachelor degree with distinction in Accounting from Edinburgh Napier University and a Master with distinction in Strategic Financial Management from University of Dundee. I have worked in the accounting and management field for more than ten years and I am currently a PhD candidate at the Cairnes Business School, NUI Galway. 

Research

Research Interests

My research interest falls into the area of management control systems and performance management and measurement systems. In particular, my focus is placed on how public hospitals manage the tension between conflicting objectives of cost control and quality improvement.

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