Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Lana Liu

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance


Roles and Responsibilities

Degree Programme Director - MSc Accounting, Finance and Strategic Investment and MSc International Financial Analysis (2015 - ) 

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

Head of NUBS International Undergraduate Recruitment (2006 - 2017)

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) 


PhD in Management Accounting

PG Diploma in Business Information Technology

BSc (Hons) Economics

PG Cert. Academic Practice
HEA Certificate of Fellowship


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 Interests

The development and implementation of management accounting innovation in practice
Longitudinal study of the use of activity-based techniques in the UK organisations
Comparative study of the development of management accounting practice in the UK and China
Accounting information disclosure in Chinese stock exchanges
Organisational behaviour
International merger and acquisition

Postgraduate Research Supervision

I have acted as principal supervisor to a number of doctoral candidates, in the following areas:  

  • Performance Management System 
  • Management Accounting Practices 
  • Management Control Systems
  • Management Accounting Innovations


Chinese Natural Science Research Council "Value-Based and Strategic-Oriented Management Accounting Research in China" 2011-2014, amount RMB1,370,000.

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 (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 


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

Masters Dissertation Supervision