Professor Kathryn Haynes
Northern Society Chair in Accounting & Finance. Deputy Director.

Kathryn Haynes holds the Northern Society Chair in Accounting & Finance at Newcastle University.  Kathryn is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW).  She joined Newcastle University Business School in September 2011, and was Accounting & Finance Subject Group Head for two years before being appointed Deputy Director in September 2013. In her academic career, she has also worked at the University of York as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer, and then Reader at Aston Business School.  Kathryn is also a Fellow of the Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM), where she was Lead Fellow of the Services research cohort. 

Qualifications & Education:

  • PhD, “(Sm)othering the Self?: An Analysis of the Politics of Identity of Women Accountants in the UK”, University of St Andrews, 2005
  • Fellow Chartered Accountant  F.C.A, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), 2004
  • MA in Finance and Accounting, Leeds Metropolitan University, 2000
  • Associate Chartered Accountant  A.C.A, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW), 1993
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE), King’s College, University of London, 1986
  • BA (Hons) English, Queen Mary College, University of London, 1982

See Kathryn's recent articles in The Guardian newspaper:

Are there parallels between professional services and HE? 

The social and physical capital of women in higher education 

My research is on two inter-related themes around social responsibility:

Firstly, I am interested in issues of gender and diversity in relation to the professions, particularly accounting.  From 2008 - 2011 I was Principal Investigator on ESRC funded research into ‘Professional Identity Formation and Professional Services Firms’, while also Lead Fellow in ‘Services’ for the Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM).  This strand of research addresses identity and its relationship with gender; the body and embodiment within organisations; the juxtaposition of professional and personal identities; and the conduct of the professions and professional services firms.

A second strand of research is on ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’, which links to my interests in social and environmental accounting; sustainability and responsibility; and issues of governance and accountability.

I am also interested in reflexive research methodologies, including narrative, autobiography, oral history and ethnography.

Click here for more information on my AIM Fellowship

Recent research funding

ESRC/AIM Fellowship, PI, Lead Services Fellow, Oct 2008 – Feb 2011, “Professional Identity Formation and Professional Services Firms”,  £166,115.

ESRC Seminar Series, co-investigator, Corporate Social Responsibility, 2 years from Sept 2008, £18,000 + £3000 from ICAEW

Kathryn has extensive teaching experience at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels. 

Currently she delivers material in the programme of PhD training in research methods and teaches undergraduates on ACC3018 Accounting Development and Change.

At Newcastle she has also contributed to teaching on the following undergraduate modules:

ACC2021 Understanding Company Accounts

ACC3000 Business Case Studies

ACC3001 Financial Accounting