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Laurence Ferry, PhD (Warwick), FCPFA, BA (Hons), PCAPL, SFHEA

Senior Lecturer in Accounting in the Business School

(email at laurence.ferry@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

Dr. Laurence Ferry is an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Accounting at Durham University Business School. He earned his PhD from the Warwick Business School, is a qualified chartered accountant, prestigious elected Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountability and holds a first class accounting degree. His research, teaching and consulting covers accounting and accountability with a specific focus on the public sector where he is a recognized international expert in public financial management.

In recent years Laurence has had public policy impact based research published at the nexus of accounting and public administration in journals that include European Accountinh Review (EAR), Financial Accountability and Management (FAM), Accounting, Accountability and Auditing Journal (AAAJ), Critical Perspectives on Accounting (CPA), Public Administration Review (PAR) and Public Money and Management (PMM). He has also been personally invited to present his research at COP21 - the United Nations (UN) Climate Change Conference in Paris, written reports funded by both the European Union and the National Audit Office, is the associate editor of the Journal of Finance and Management in the Public Services (JFMPS) and reviews for many leading accounting and public sector journals.

In addition, Laurence is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice and Learning (PCAPL). Teaching interests focus on management accounting and control, and governance. He has received various awards in recognition of academic and executive teaching, and held several visiting professorships internationally.

Furthermore, professionally over the past five years, Laurence has engaged with senior government and banking representatives of around thirty countries. This is from various roles that he has undertaken including as an associate consultant at Crown Agents - a pre-eminent international development organization. Previously he has held senior roles in central government, municipalities and consultancy including as Head of Finance and Resources and special adviser to CEOs.

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Dr. Laurence Ferry is an Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Accounting at Durham University Business School. He earned his PhD from the Warwick Business School, is a qualified chartered accountant, and holds a first class accounting degree. His research, teaching and consulting covers accounting and accountability with a specific focus on the public sector where he is a recognized international expert in public financial management.

Research Groups

Business School

Research Interests

  • Management Accounting
  • Performance Measurement
  • Accountability and Transparency
  • Practice Theory
  • Field Study Methods (primarily within public sector contexts)

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