Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Lana Liu

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Background

Roles and Responsibilities

Degree Programme Director - MSc Accounting, Finance and Strategic Investment (2015 - present)

Degree Programme Director - MSc International Financial Analysis (2015 - 2018) 

Member of University Education Partnership Sub-Committee (2015 - 2018) 

Head of NUBS International Undergraduate Recruitment (2006 - 2018)

NUBS International Admissions Officer (2003-2006)

Member of Internationalisation Strategy Committee (2007 - 2013) 

Elected Member to University Council (2008 - 2011)

Member of University Senate (2005 - 2008) 

Qualifications

PhD in Management Accounting

PG Diploma in Business Information Technology

BSc (Hons) Economics

PG Cert. Academic Practice
HEA Certificate of Fellowship

Memberships

Member of British Accounting and Finance Association 

Member of European Accounting Association

Member of British Academy of Management

Fellow of Higher Education Academy

Chinese Institute of Certified Public Accountants (1994-1998) 

 

 

Research

Research Interests

  • Issues of management accounting innovations in practice: development and implementation; design and use of activity-based innovations; UK and developing countries. 
  • Performance management and management control system: design and use and contextual factors.
  • Contemporary Issues with innovation methods and technology incubation. 
  • Integrated sustainability reporting.
  • The effect of metricisation in research management on academic eco-system. 

Postgraduate Research Supervision

I have acted as principal supervisor to doctoral candidates in the following areas:  

  • Performance Management System 
  • Management Accounting Practices 
  • Management Control Systems
  • Management Accounting Innovations
  • Sustainability Reporting and Integrated Reporting

Funding

Innovation UK, Verifiable electronic voting for real-world elections, £99,560 (Feb 2018-Jan 2019)

University Strategic Innovative Project on preliminary investigation of critical thinking skills amongst postgraduate taught students £1,522 (2018).

Chinese Natural Science Research Council "Value-Based and Strategic-Oriented Management Accounting Research in China" amount RMB1,370,000 (equivalent to £160,000) (2011-2014)

CIMA interventionist research grant £12,822 (Feb 2008-Mar 2011)

China Ministry of Education Humanity and Social Science Importance Research Project (project number: 05JJD630002) RMB80,000 (equivalent to £8,000) (2007-2010)

CIMA research grant £6,000 (Oct 2002-Sept 2003)

University Teaching and Learning Committee grant on "Transition of Interntional Partner Students in the UK" £7500 (2009)

HASS Faculty innovation research grant £2,500 (2002)

Additional Research Activities  

Accessor of ESRC Postdoctoral Fellowship Scheme since 2008

Ad hoc referee for Journal of Management Accounting Studies, International Journal of Production Economics, Journal of Applied Accounting Research and Journal of Cleaner Production. 

Visiting professor of Institute of Accounting and Finance Research, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics 

Teaching

Undergraduate Teaching

ACC3002 Management Accounting (until 2011)

ACC2003 Financial Control (until 2011)

Previously also taught on Quantitative Methods for Business and Financial Accounting. 

Postgraduate Teaching

NBS8233 Managerial Decision Making and Control

NBS8006 Accounting for Analyst (until 2018)

NBS8266 Advanced Management Accounting (until 2018)

Masters Dissertation Supervision  



Publications