Dr Olga Cam

Management School

Lecturer in Accounting

+44 114 222 3482

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Dr Olga Cam
Management School
Room C078
Sheffield University Management School
Conduit Road
S10 1FL

Dr Olga Cam is an accounting lecturer at the University of Sheffield. She received her undergraduate and masters degrees from Uppsala University and completed her doctorate at the University of Sheffield. Dr Cam's research interest is in accounting and accounting education. Her educational research interest is also grounded in her extensive and diverse teaching experience, which spans from early years to post-graduate research education. She holds the UK-recognised Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) qualification and Senior Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).  Olga is a board member of the Sustainability Development Research Society (ISRDS) and the Education Interest Group in the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA). She is also actively involved in the work of the local Sheffield Suitability Network and has experience in developing, growing and leading not-for-profit educational start-ups.

Research interests

Olga's research concerns the emancipatory and enabling power of accounting in facilitating sustainable living. In particular, she looks at how the application of accounting - a tool central to organisational decision-making, can be expanded beyond the currently narrow financial focus to stop business organisations from contributing to environmental and social degradation and instead adopt a multiple value creation approach. This covers topics such as processes of organisational accounting and reporting strategy adaptation to emerging societal pressures, historical cases of emancipatory accounting application, and practical ideas for integrating sustainability into business through accounting.

Like in many social sciences disciplines, the conceptual rethinking of a subject also demands rethinking the traditional educational models that prepare future professionals. There is a growing need to meet the demands of the current employers while also providing a critical education for an 'unknown future'. This drives Olga's other research interest - education for sustainable development. From this research perspective, she is concerned with searching for educational models that can combine the dual educational aim of contemporary higher education providers. 


Journal articles


Research group

Centre for Research into Accounting and Finance in Context (CRAFiC)

Teaching activities

Current teaching engagement

  • Sustainability Accounting and Accountability (PGT module leader)
  • Introduction to Financial Accounting (UG module leader)
  • Masters dissertation supervision
  • PhD supervision

Previous teaching engagement

  • Financial Decision Making (PGT module leader)
  • Financial Accounting and Analysis (PGT)
  • Financial and Management Accounting for Business (UG)
  • Corporate Citizenship (MBA)
  • Introduction to Management Accounting (UG)
  • Intermediate Financial Accounting (UG)
  • Advanced Financial Accounting (UG)
Professional activities and memberships

Board membership: British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Accounting Education Special Interest Group; The International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS)

Ad Hoc Referee: Accounting Education, Journal of Management Education, Mediatary

Conference Organization: Program Committee Member: BAFA Accounting Education Conference 2022, 2023;  ISDRS Conference 2023; BAFA  Annual Conference, 2023.

Track Chair: Economic and financial innovations for sustainability transitions, ISDRS 29th annual conference, 2023, Malaysia.

Wider university administrative role: Social Science Faculty Link tutor for the University of Sheffield International College (USIC)