Christopher Ford MBA(Exec), FCA

Lecturer in Accounting & Management, PhD student


I am the Director of Impact & Engagement in Accounting and Finance, a new position created in September 2015. The remit is broad - helping with the dissemination and application of our department's world-class research, whilst also helping us develop our teaching and research by being responsive to the needs of national and international business communities.

Prior to joining the department as a PhD student in 2012 I worked first as as Corporate Recovery specialist for Deloitte, then spent 15 years running my own international mountain bike travel and training company. During this time I worked around the world with multiple partner organisations, while also operating at the highest level in outdoor education, coach education and leadership development for two National Governing Bodies of Sport in the UK. I have a back catalogue of some 50 magazine and newspaper publications on various coaching and leadership subjects, and was a sponsored athlete for Adidas, Trek, and Gore Industries. My current challenge is to try and find ways to translate these experiences into something useful for my current work, and achieve an equivalent publication rate in leading accounting and management journals...which may take some time.

New Economic Models In Health & Wellbeing Markets: the case of the Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst
Mason, K.J., Ford, C.J., Friesl, M. 3/03/2016
Digital or Visual Products

Abseiling from the Shard: the assembly of capability in temporary organizations
Ford, C., Friesl, M. 2015
Conference paper

Networks of accountability: a case study of The descent of The Shard
Ford, C., Pfister, J., Otley, D. 09/2013 In: 9th Management Control Research Conference. Nyenrode, The Netherlands
Conference contribution

A critical survey of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV)
King, D., Ford, C. 31/05/2013 In: iPOP. Japan