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Dr. Mercy Denedo

BSc, MSc, ACA, FHEA, PhD.

Assistant Professor in Accounting

Mercy joined Durham University in 2017 having been a doctoral student at Heriot-Watt University. During her doctoral studies, she was a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Heriot-Watt University. Prior to this role, she has held academic roles as an Assistant Lecturer and as a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Delta State University. Her research interest focuses on interdisciplinary studies on accountability in relation to human rights, sustainability accounting, social housing, counter accounting and the sustainable development goals.

Biography

Mercy Denedo is an Assistant Professor in Accounting. Before joining Durham in November 2017, she was a doctoral student and a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Heriot-Watt University. Her undergraduate and MSc degrees were in Accounting from Delta State University, Nigeria and Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge respectively.

Underlining Mercy’s research is interest in social and environmental issues that affect our everyday realities from a critical perspective. Mercy’s research is concerned with how accounting or other alternative forms of accounting could be used to facilitate stakeholders’ engagement, improve governance and accountability, organisational decision making, their everyday operations and the everyday realities of voiceless stakeholders.

She aspires to conduct, and supervise doctoral research embedded within these core research interests. She is interested in exploring and supervising interdisciplinary studies on sustainability and human rights accounting, accountability and governance research within a conflict and environmentally polluted arena, counter accounts, NGOs accountability, social housing and public-sector accounting in developed and developing countries to influence policies and practices.

Mercy’s research has been presented at international conferences, seminars and doctoral colloquia including those organised by the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting, the Alternative Accounts Conference, Aston Business School Accounting Seminar, Heriot-Watt Accounting seminar, the Inaugural Conference for the Alternative Account Europe Conference and the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR).

Research Interests

  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Social Housing
  • Counter accounting in conflict arenas
  • Social, environmental and sustainability accounting
  • Organisational activities and engagements, particularly it impacts on the everyday realities of the other stakeholders
  • NGOs accountability
  • Public sector accounting from developing countries context

Research Groups

Publications

    Chapter in book

  • Denedo, M. & Osamuyimen, E. (2021). Africa, from the past to the present: moving the critical social and environmental accounting research on Africa forward. In Routledge Handbook of Environmental Accounting and Reporting. Bebbington, J., Larrinaga, C., O’Dwyer, B. & Thomson, I. Routledge.
  • Kotsias, S., Denedo, M., Farrukh, A. & Milios, V. (2018). Chapter 9: Social Accounting and Third Sector Organisations. In Contemporary Issues in Social Accounting. Paterson, A.S., Yonekura, A., Jackson, W.J. & Jubb, D. Goodfellow Publishers.
  • Denedo, M. (2018). Mini case studies: Nigerian Oil Spill Monitor: accountability hybridisation for sustainable development. In Contemporary Issues in Social Accounting. Paterson, A.S. Yonekura, A. Jackson, W.J. & Jubb, D.
  • Milios, V., Farrukh, A., Kotsias, S. & Denedo, M. (2018). Chapter 8: Social Accounting and Public-Sector Organisations. In Contemporary Issues in Social Accounting. Paterson, A.S., Yonekura, A., Jackson, W.J. & Jubb, D. Goodfellow Publishers.
  • Denedo, M., MacLaren, A. & Hill, E. (2016). Formulating a Research Project. In Research Methods for Accounting and Finance. Paterson, A., Leung, D., Jackson, W., MacIntosh, R. & O’Gorman, K. Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers.
  • MacIntosh, R., Farrington, T., Sanders, J. & Denedo, M. (2016). Writing Up: A Tool Kit for Constructing your written Project. In Research Methods for Accounting and Finance. Paterson, A., Leung, D., Jackson, W., MacIntosh, R. & O’Gorman, K. Oxford: Goodfellow Publishers.
  • Journal Article

  • Alawattage, C, Arjaliès, D. Barrett, M. Bernard, J. Nova, S. Cho, C.H. Cooper, C. Denedo, M. , D’Astros, C. D. Evans, R. Ejiogu, A. Frieden, L. Ghio, A. McGuigan, N. Luo, Y. Pimentel, E. Powell, L. Pérez, P. Quattrone, P. Romi, A. M. Smyth, S. Sopt, J. & Sorola, M. (2021). Opening accounting: a Manifesto. Accounting Forum
  • Denedo, M. (2019). Social movement NGOs and the comprehensiveness of conflict mineral disclosures: evidence from global companies.. Social and Environmental Accountability Journal 39(1): 72-73.
  • Denedo, M., Thomson, I. & Yonekura, Akira (2018). Ecological damage, human rights and Oil: local advocacy NGOs dialogic action and alternative accounting practices. Accounting Forum 43(1): 85-112.
  • Denedo, M., Thomson, I. & Yonekura, A. (2018). Accountability, Maps and Inter-Generational Equity: evaluating the Nigerian Oil Spill Monitor.. Public Money and Management 38(5): 355-364.
  • Denedo, M., Thomson, I. & Yonekura, A. (2017). International advocacy NGOs, counter accounting, accountability and engagement.. Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal 30(6): 1309-1343.
  • Newspaper/Magazine Article

  • Denedo, M. & Ejiogu, A. (2021). Paternalistic attitudes from social landlords can add to the stigmatisation of residents. inside housing
  • Denedo, M. & Ejiogu, A. (2021). Stigma and social housing in England. Chartered Institute of Housing
  • Denedo, M & Ejiogu, A (2021). Why we need to change the narrative for social housing. The Big Issue
  • Other (Digital/Visual Media)

  • Denedo, M , Thomson, I & Yonekura, A (2018). Alternative Accountabilities and Inclusive Mapping: Lessons from The Nigerian Oil Spill Monitor. Blogpost.
  • Report

  • Denedo, M. & Ejiogu, A. (2021). Stigma and Social Housing in England. Durham University Business School.
  • Denedo, M. & Ejiogu, A. (2021). Stigma and Social Housing in England cover blog for the report.
  • Sadler, S. & Denedo, M. (2016). Social Audit Consolidation Report SNV Ghana. Ghana, SNV Procurement Governance for Home Grown School Feeding.

Contact Details

Assistant Professor in Accounting
+44 191 3345107