Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Staff Profile

Professor Simon Pallett

Special Projects Manager



Trained QAA institutional auditor

Roles and Responsibilities

Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Chair of HASS FTLC
Member of UTLC
Chair of QSSC
Chair of Regulations Committee


MA (Oxon) Modern History 1976
ACA 1979
Managing People OU 1987
In Service Certificate in Education 1990

Previous Positions

Spicer and Pegler, Chartered Accountants, Manchester 1976-80
Northern Arts, Newcastle Finance Officer - Assistant Director (Finance and Administration) 1980-88
University of Northumbria Lecturer - Senior Lecturer 1988-92
Newcastle University, Lecturer 1993-99, Senior Lecturer 1999-
Director of Undergraduate Studies, NUBS, 2002-2005


British Accounting Association
European Accounting Association

Honours and Awards

ICAEW 6th place in order of merit and the Walton Prize for the paper on Elements of Financial Decisions, July 1979


Reasonable French and German

Informal Interests

Voluntary sector organisations
Board member of Healthworks Newcastle and AN


Research Interests

International accounting
Management accounting implications of takeovers
Accounting history

Current Work

Colonial housekeeping guides - paper at BAA Conference April 2004 and Accounting History Conference, Newcastle, June 2005

Future Research

Development of the accounting profession

Postgraduate Supervision

One PhD student researching the reasons for the choices made by German companies between IFRS, US GAAP and German GAAP. Now completed.

PhD student currently investigating the implications of privatisation in Saudi Arabia for management accounting


CIMA Research Foundation £7,304 (joint with Tony Appleyard) 1998


Postgraduate Teaching

MA dissertation supervision