Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Jane Gibbon

Senior Lecturer in Accounting


Personal Information

Jane is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and her broad interests are within social and environmental accounting. 

Her current practice based research is focussed upon the tensions and difficulties of measuring and proving social impact within third sector organisations. This work has developed out of her PhD from St Andrews University. She has also researched and worked with organisations working within Fair Trade. Jane is currently supervising three postgraduate students doing research projects.

Roles and Responsibilities

Module Tutor ACC4051 and ACC4056


BSc (Oxford Brookes University)
PGCED (Northumbria University)
MA (Lancaster University)
PhD (St Andrews University)

Previous Positions

Senior Lecturer, Northumbria University
Systems Accountant, Allders Department Stores
Financial Analyst, American Express Europe Ltd
Group Accountant, The Medicine Group


Associate Member Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA)
Member of the Social Audit Network (SAN)
Member of Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR)
British Accounting Association (BAA)
European Accounting Association (EAA)
Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC)

Honours and Awards

Highly Commended Award winner of the 2010 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the Interdisciplinary Accounting Research category.


Research Interests

My research interests are broadly within the area of social and environmental accounting developed through an active interest in and engagement with social reporting in public sector and charitable organisations. I have completed an ESRC Fellowship where I developed a toolkit with sport and leisure social enterprises to help measure their social impact and value.

My PhD from St Andrews University was chosen by the Editors of Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, as being of exceptionally high quality and worthy of a Highly Commended Award in the 2010 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards in the Interdisciplinary Accounting Research category.

My research interests are in social accounting, business ethics and accountability. I am currently working with a wide range of charitable and third sector organisations helping them to develop and understand their social reporting and impact measurement. My work with social enterprise in prisons is ongoing and I have recently completed a funded impact case study based upon co-produced research.

I am interested in supervising PGR students in researching social and environmental accounting within the public sector and charitable sectors. My current research is on issues of monetisation within social value reporting.

Research Roles

PGR Convenor for A&F subject group

Current Postgraduate Supervisions:

John Maddocks

Josey Wardle

Ian Jones

Completed Postgraduate supervisions:

Mara Rahman (2011)

Juila Janfeshar Nobari (2014) 

Graham Thrower (2016) 

Ann Marie Moohan-Sidhu (2017)

Esteem Indicators

Member of the editorial board of Journal of Applied Accounting Research
Reviewer for Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Accounting Forum, Social and Environmental Accountability Journal and Business Ethics a European Review, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability.
Trustee and Finance Director Jesmond Swimming Pool
Member of the Social Audit Network Research Steering Group with Northern Rock Foundation
Member of the social audit panel for Shared Interest


Project Title





ESRC IAA - Social Enterprise in the English Prisons System: challenging culture change





ESRC IAA: Capturing Social Value Added within Public Sector Prisons in NE UK





Ways to Wellness Social Impact Bond


Cabinet Office



i-BUILD: Infrastructure BUsiness models, valuation and Innovation for Local Delivery





Accountability and social measurement for third sector supported housing organisations


ESRC Funded studentship with Norcare Limited



Measuring Social Value for Cultural and Leisure Facilities Managed by Third Sector organisations


ESRC Fellowship




Undergraduate Teaching

ACC4051 Contemporary Issues in Accounting and Finance (dissertation)

ACC4056 Corporate Governance and ethics