Dr Andrea Coulson


Accounting and Finance

Personal statement

My research and teaching interests include social and environmental accounting and accounting for risk. At a theoretical level I have a special interest in exploring the notion of multiple capitals and theories of value, in particular through interdisciplinary research. I apply my research to empirical investigations of social welfare, protection of human rights and engagement on environmental risk and 'materiality' thresholds for climate adaptation. I have over fifteeen years experience of working with the financial services sector on perceptions of social and environmental risks and valuations. My research and knowledge exchange activities are a direct input into my teaching and are reflected in my classes on Accounting for Risk, Accounting and Sustainability and Research Methodologies. 


The Use of Artificial Intelligence to Determine Contingent Legal Liabilities Provisions : Centre for Financial Regulation and Innovation : White Paper
Broby Daniel, Coulson Andrea, Dörfler Viktor
Behaviors and trends toward routine maintenance and major repairs of Afridev handpumps in rural Malawi
Truslove Jonathan P, Coulson Andrea B, Mbalame Emma, Kalin Robert M
Water Vol 13 (2021)
The cost of a sustainable water supply at network kiosks in peri-urban Blantyre, Malawi
Coulson Andrea B, Rivett Michael O, Kalin Robert M, Fernández Sergio MP, Truslove Jonathan P, Nhlema Muthi, Maygoya Joseph
Sustainability Vol 13 (2021)
Rob Gray, forever inspiring the greening of accountancy
Coulson Andrea
Social and Environmental Accountability Journal Vol 40, pp. 166 (2020)
Barriers to handpump serviceability in Malawi : life-cycle costing for sustainable service delivery
Truslove Jonathan Peter, Coulson Andrea B, Mblame Emma, Kalin Robert
Environmental Science: Water Research and Technology Vol 6, pp. 2138-2152 (2020)
Reflecting SDG 6.1 in rural water supply tariffs : considering 'affordability' versus 'operations and maintenance costs' in Malawi
Truslove Jonathan P, Coulson Andrea B, Nhlema Muthi, Mbalame Emma, Kalin Robert M
Sustainability Vol 12 (2020)

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Professional activities

Taiwan Academy of Banking and Finance
Scottish SDG Reporting Working Group Meeting - People and Prosperity,
SEPA & UNEP FI Scottish Low Carbon Energy Investment Roundtable Two
Creating a prosperous, vibrant, Glasgow City Region in the face of climate change.
Living Wage Celebration 2018
SEPA/ICAS (External organisation)

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Panel member speaking on Social Purpose: acting together to do the right thing
Coulson, Andrea (Principal Investigator)
ACCA Virtual Global Universities Conference
24-Jan-2021 - 24-Jan-2021
Climate Change - The Financial Conundrum of the Century
Coulson, Andrea (Principal Investigator)
Panel Speaker on Climate Finance and the Risk of Stranded Assets
28-Jan-2021 - 28-Jan-2021
Business case for paying a Living Wage: case evidence of Place-based approaches
Coulson, Andrea (Principal Investigator) Butcher, Deborah (Researcher)
The aim of the research is to provide place-based evidence of the business case for paying a Real Living Wage in Scotland.

Centres on case studies of Living Wage Places and explores how stakeholders account for their shared values and put into practice Living Wage principles
01-Jan-2019 - 31-Jan-2020
SEPA & UNEP FI Scottish Low Carbon Energy Investment, Chair Impact Hub Working Group
Coulson, Andrea (Principal Investigator)
Chairing multi-stakeholder group on impact based business cases for low carbon energy investment for SEPA and UNEP FI
07-Jan-2018 - 31-Jan-2020
Living Wage Employers: evidence of UK business cases
Coulson, Andrea (Principal Investigator) Bonner, James (Researcher)
6 case studies of the business case for being a UK Living Wage Employer as accredited by the Living Wage Foundation
01-Jan-2014 - 07-Jan-2014
Risk Communication and Twitter: A Comparison of International Risk Regulatory Frameworks
Burns, Calvin (Academic) Quigley, John (Academic) Coulson, Andrea (Academic)
£61 325 PhD funding (Tranche 2 University scholarship) which we won for Emma Comrie.
01-Jan-2011 - 31-Jan-2015

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