Dr Wendy Beekes

Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Profile

Wendy Beekes is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Lancaster University. She came to Lancaster in 2000 having completed a BSc Econ (Hons) in Business Studies (with First Class Honours), MSc Econ in Accounting and Finance, and PhD in Accounting at the University of Wales Aberystwyth, where she was also a part-time tutor and lecturer on undergraduate courses.

Her core research interests lie in the field of corporate governance and the link to disclosures and accounting quality. She is currently investigating the credibility of management earnings forecast disclosures in Japan. Her previous work (joint with Professor Philip Brown of University of Western Australia) examining the link between timeliness and corporate governance in a cross-country study was funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Her work has been published in international journals such as Accounting and Finance, Corporate Governance: An International Review and Journal of Business Finance and Accounting. She has also acted as reviewer for research articles for various journals including Accounting and Business Research, Accounting and Finance, British Accounting Review, Corporate Governance: An International Review, European Accounting Review, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Accounting Education, Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics, etc. She has also acted as a member of the Scientific Committee for the European Accounting Association Annual Congress (2008 Rotterdam, 2009 Tampere, 2014 Tallinn, 2015 Glasgow, 2016 Maastricht).

Wendy is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and she was awarded a University teaching prize in 2008 in recognition of her imaginitive and effective contribution to the learning experiences of students. Her teaching at Lancaster University has been at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including introductory financial and management accounting, financial statement analysis and advanced management accounting. She has also been involved in the supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate dissertations (including PhD theses). She has also held various department service roles including Disabilities and Equal Opportunities Representative (2000 - 2001), Part I Director of Studies (2001 - 2002, 2004 - 2011), Deputy Undergraduate Director (2014 - date), Study Abroad Advisor (2014 - date) and Director of Teaching and Learning in Accounting (2017 - date).

PhD examiner for The Australian National University
Examination

Teaching Effectiveness
Invited talk

PhD examiner for Murdoch University (External organisation)
Examination

The University of Sydney (External organisation)
Membership of committee

Journal of Business Finance and Accounting (Journal)
Publication peer-review

20th Financial Reporting and Business Communication Conference
Participation in conference

20th Financial Reporting and Business Communication Conference
Participation in conference

Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics (Journal)
Publication peer-review

2016 European Accounting Association Annual Congress (Event)
Membership of committee

Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics (Journal)
Publication peer-review

British Accounting Review (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Journal of Business Finance and Accounting Conference
Participation in conference

European Accounting Association Annual Congress 2015
Participation in conference

European Accounting Association Annual Congress 2015 (Event)
Membership of committee

2014 European Accounting Association Annual Congress (Event)
Membership of committee

10th International Conference on Corporate Governance, University of Birmingham
Participation in conference

University of York seminar programme
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Department of Accounting and Finance Internal Seminar, LUMS
Participation in workshop, seminar, course

British Accounting Association Joint Conference of the Northern Region Accounting Group / Interdisciplinary Perspectives Special Interest Group
Participation in conference

Accounting Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference
Participation in conference

University of Newcastle
Visiting an external academic institution

European Accounting Association Annual Congress
Participation in conference

British Accounting Association Annual Conference
Participation in conference

Accounting and Finance (Journal)
Publication peer-review

European Accounting Association Annual Congress (Event)
Membership of committee

Journal of Accounting Education (Journal)
Publication peer-review

European Accounting Review (Journal)
Publication peer-review

British Accounting Review (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Accounting and Business Research (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Corporate Governance: An International Review (Journal)
Publication peer-review

Journal of Business Finance and Accounting (Journal)
Publication peer-review

  • Accounting, Finance, Governance and Banking
  • Corporate Governance and Auditing