Professor Catriona Paisey

Professor Of Accounting

Accounting and Finance

Personal statement

Catriona Paisey joined the University of Strathclyde as a part-time (30%) Professor of Accounting in October 2022. Prior to joining Strathclyde Business School, Catriona held professorships at the University of Glasgow, the University of Stirling and Glasgow Caledonian University. Catriona’s research is mainly qualitative and focuses on the accountancy profession and the making of the accounting professional, with current projects in professional ethics, social mobility, continuing professional development, accounting history, and educational development. She has published in a wide range of journals including Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Accounting and Business Research, Accounting Education, Accounting Forum, British Accounting Review, Critical Perspectives on Accounting and Studies in Higher Education. She authored an impact case on the restoration of public trust in the accountancy profession that was submitted to REF 2021. Also in 2021, she was awarded the British Accounting and Finance Association Outstanding Contribution to Accounting and Finance Education Award. Catriona is a chartered accountant and has served on the Council, Ethics Board, Qualifications Board, TPE Examination Board and Academic Panel of ICAS, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.


The UK pensions landscape - a critique of the role of accountants and accounting technologies in the treatment of social and societal risks
Kaifala Gabriel B, Paisey Catriona, Paisey Nicholas J
Critical Perspectives On Accounting Vol 75 (2021)
Protecting the public interest? Continuing professional development policies and role-profession conflict in accountancy
Paisey Catriona, Paisey Nicholas J
Critical Perspectives On Accounting Vol 67-68 (2020)
Deprivation, social class and social mobility at big four and non-big four firms
Paisey Catriona, Paisey Nick, Tarbert Heather, Wu Betty
Accounting and Business Research Vol 50, pp. 61-109 (2020)
Postcolonial hybridity, diaspora and accountancy : evidence from Sierra Leonean chartered and aspiring accountants
Kaifala Gabriel Bamie, Gallhofer Sonja, Milner Margaret, Paisey Catriona
Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal Vol 32, pp. 2114-2141 (2019)
Talent management in academia : the effect of discipline and context on recruitment
Paisey Catriona, Paisey Nicholas J
Studies in Higher Education Vol 43, pp. 1196-1214 (2018)
Histories of accounting education – an introduction
Evans Elaine, Paisey Catriona
Accounting History Vol 23, pp. 3-13 (2018)

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