Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Staff Profile

Professor Simon Pallett

Special Projects Manager



Trained QAA reviewer

Roles and Responsibilities

Special Projects Manager to the PVC(HaSS) and PVC(L&T)


MA (Oxon) Modern History 1976
Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (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 1999-2017

Director of Undergraduate Studies, NUBS, 2002-2005

Dean of Undergraduate Studies, HaSS, 2005-2017

Special Projects Manager, 2017 - date

Personal Chair in Higher Education Leadership and Management 2017


Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and of the Charities Special Interest Group

Honours and Awards

Distinguished Academic Contribution Award, 2016

PFHEA, 2014

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

Board member of AN

Hon. Treasurer, Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle uponTyne

University nominated trustee of the University's Retirement Benefit Plan



Postgraduate Supervision

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

PhD student investigating the implications of privatisation in Saudi Arabia for management accounting. Now completed.


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