Dr James Brackley
MSci, PhD, ACA, FHEA
Lecturer in Accounting
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Sheffield University Management School
James Brackley is a Lecturer in Accounting, specialising in Financial Reporting, Audit and Public Sector Accounting. James' PhD project was on the transfer of Public Health to Local Authorities following the 2012 Health and Social Care Act. He is also an ICAEW Chartered Accountant, qualifying in the Public Sector practice of PwC.
His research interests including Science and Technology Studies based theorisations of how things are made valuable in public life via accounting representations in a range of empirical settings. These include the Audit industry, local government, healthcare and higher education.
PhD - University of Birmingham
Fellow - Higher Education Academy
ACA - Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
MSci Mathematics - University of Bristol
- Research interests
James is currently pursuing a multi-method research project, exploring audit failure and the experiences of early career auditors in the big-4 as part of the CRAFiC research theme of Transparency, Accountability and Justice.
He is also researching examples of Public Value accounting in the Public and Third sectors, particularly at the intersections of healthcare and local government. He is also interested in higher education finances and pension accounting in UK HE.
- Public health interventions in English local authorities: constructing the facts, (re)imagining the future. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, 34(7), 1664-1691.
- Teaching interests
James had a wide range of teaching experience across Financial Accounting, Financial Statement Analysis, Auditing, Public Sector Accounting and Management Accounting. He is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
He has led on pedagogic innovations and student engagement activities during the Covid-19 pandemic, and has an interest in developing fully integrated cases and teaching through role play. A key focus of his teaching is making Accounting Education both critical and relevant to real world problems and contemporary practice.
- Teaching activities
For the 2022/23 academic year, James will be supporting the delivery of Advances in Financial Accounting, Financial Accounting and Research Methods.
- PhD Supervision
James would be interested in supporting qualitative or mixed methods PhD applications as assistant supervisor in the areas of Audit, Public Sector Management Accounting or Financial Reporting, Public Value, or Public Accountability.