Following my secondary education completion in Murmansk, Russia I have moved to Sweden where I studied for a Master Degree in Business and Economics at Uppsala University. In 2001 I moved to the UK where I choose to take the teaching path. I completed a Postgraduate Certificate in education with the specialist subjects including Business, Accounting and Economics.
I have gained a vast experience in teaching both academic and professional qualifications in accounting and business while working within secondary and tertiary education sectors in the UK.
Since spring 2015 I have joined Sheffield Management School as Doctoral Associate in Accounting and Finance. My position combines both teaching and doctoral research commitments.
My research interest is in accounting education with particular focus on developing sustainability thinking through the initial stages of the undergraduate education process. I firmly believe that education is the key to enabling humanity to question its adverse impact on our small planet. Thought accounting education, together with our future professionals, we can re-examine current short-terministic destructive patterns of organisational actions in order to think of ways moving towards a long-term sustainable existence.
Jill F Atkins
Dr Stewart J Smyth
Presence of sustainability thinking in the processes and outcomes of undergraduate accounting education in the context of UK’s university provision
Scope of Research
The aim my work is twofold:
Firstly, in the context of the UK’s university’s provision to explore the impact of the undergraduate accounting education processes on the formation of sustainability thinking in learners’ accounting views and values;
Secondly, in the light of the findings to examine variations in undergraduate accounting education processes amongst UK universities.
Involvement in any Previous Research Projects
Intrinsis Earth Project