Kathryn Haynes

Professor

Research interests

My research is on two inter-related themes around social responsibility:

Firstly, I am interested in issues of gender and diversity in relation to the professions, particularly accounting. This strand of research addresses identity and its relationship with gender; the body and embodiment within organisations; the juxtaposition of professional and personal identities; and the conduct of the professions and professional services firms. Published work addresses the interaction of motherhood, feminist theory, and accounting.

A second strand of research is on ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’, which links to my interests in social and environmental accounting; sustainability and responsibility; and issues of governance and accountability. I am currently working on linking these two areas through work on gender equality and sustainability.

I am also interested in reflexive research methodologies, including narrative, autoethnography, oral history and ethnography. I have experimented with autoethnography and published numerous articles and book chapters in this genre.

I am interested in supervising PhD students on any aspects of gender and diversity in relation to professions and organisations, or sustainability and its relation to accounting and business. My methodological expertise is qualitative and I welcome projects which use autoethnographical, ethnographical, narrative or other qualitative methods.

ORCID

0000-0003-4514-6436

Research Student Supervision Interests

I am interested in supervising PhD students on any aspects of gender and diversity in relation to professions and organisations, or sustainability and its relation to accounting and business. My methodological expertise is qualitative and I welcome projects which use autoethnographical, ethnographical, narrative or other qualitative methods.

Organisational affiliations

Education/Academic qualification

  • PhD, Accountancy, University of St Andrews

    (Sm)othering the Self?: An Analysis of the Politics of Identity of Women Accountants in the UK

  • MA, Accountancy, Leeds Metropolitan University

    MA in Finance and Accounting (with merit)

  • PGCE, Academic Studies in Education, Kings College London

    Postgraduate Certificate in Education

  • BA (Hons), English Literature, Queen Mary University of London

Professional Qualifications

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW), FCA

    Feb 2004 -
  • Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW), ACA

    May 1993 -