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Dr Terry Harris

BSc, MPhil, ACCA, PhD

Assistant Professor in Accounting

Dr. Terry Harris is an Assistant Professor in Accounting at Durham University Business School. He joined the School in September 2015 and teaches on both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.


Terry is an Assistant Professor in Accounting at Durham University Business School, Durham University, UK. He received his Bachelors Degree (double major) in Computer Science and Accounting from the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus in 2009. Since that time, Terry has successfully completed a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Computer Science, a professional accounting designation with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Finance with Durham University.

Terry has taught extensively in Accounting and Finance and has incorporated many active learning strategies into his teaching. All told, Terry’s teaching has been of a high standard as evidenced by his excellent teaching evaluation scores, which average above 4 on a rating scale of 1 - 5. 

Terry has engaged in theoretical and applied research, publications, and scholarly and professional activities. In particular, he has published in Association of Business Schools (ABS) rated internationally leading journals. Furthermore, he has presented papers at international conferences and has reviewed for top tier academic journals. Terry is also a Chartered Accountant and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Barbados (ICAB).

Research Interests

  • Accounting Conservatism
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Credit Scoring and Credit Risk Assessment
  • Earnings Management
  • Financial Econometrics
  • Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics
  • Financial Engineering
  • Financial Engineering

Research Groups


    Journal Article

  • Alleyne, P. & Harris, T. (2017). Antecedents of taxpayers’ intentions to engage in tax evasion: evidence from Barbados. Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting 15(1): 2-21.
  • Harris, T. (2017). Earnings announcements and quoted bid-ask spreads of U.S. Bank Holding Companies. Finance Research Letters 20: 223-228.
  • Alleyne, P., Soleyn, S. C. & Harris, T. (2015). Predicting accounting students’ intentions to engage in software and music piracy. Journal of Academic Ethics 13(4): 291-309.
  • Harris, T. & Gittens, C. (2015). Modeling believable agents using a descriptive approach. Biologically Inspired Cognitive Architectures 14: 10-21.
  • Harris, T. (2015). Credit scoring using the clustered support vector machine.. Expert Systems with Applications 42(2): 741-750.
  • Ventose, E. & Harris, T. (2014). Managing the "risky" business of patenting in the United States.. European Intellectual Property Review 36(12): 762-777.
  • Harris, T. (2013). Quantitative credit risk assessment using support vector machines: broad versus narrow default definitions. Expert Systems with Applications 40(11): 4404-4413.

Contact Details

Assistant Professor in Accounting
+44 191 3340511