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Prof Kathryn Haynes


Department: Newcastle Business School

I am Professor of Accounting at Northumbria University. I am also a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW). I have held numerous leadership roles in Universities. Previously I was Dean of the Faculty of Business, Law and Politics and Director of the Business School at the University of Hull. I also held the Northern Society Chair in Accounting & Finance at Newcastle University, UK, where I was Accounting & Finance Subject Group Head before becoming Deputy Director of the Business School. I was a Fellow of the Advanced Institute of Management Research (AIM), where I was Lead Fellow of the Services research cohort. I have had several grants from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) addressing gender, responsible management and the sustainable development goals. I maintain close links with the ICAEW and was previously a member of the ICAEW’s Sustainability Committee. I was co-facilitator of the United Nations Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) Gender Equality Working Group for 8 years.


Kathryn Haynes

My research is on two inter-related themes around social responsibility:

Firstly, I am interested in issues of gender and diversity in relation to the professions, particularly accounting. This strand of research addresses identity and its relationship with gender; the body and embodiment within organisations; the juxtaposition of professional and personal identities; and the conduct of the professions and professional services firms. Published work addresses the interaction of motherhood, feminist theory, and accounting.

A second strand of research is on ‘Corporate Social Responsibility’, which links to my interests in social and environmental accounting; sustainability and responsibility; and issues of governance and accountability. I am currently working on linking these two areas through work on gender equality and sustainability.

I am also interested in reflexive research methodologies, including narrative, autoethnography, oral history and ethnography. I have experimented with autoethnography and published numerous articles and book chapters in this genre.

I am interested in supervising PhD students on any aspects of gender and diversity in relation to professions and organisations, or sustainability and its relation to accounting and business. My methodological expertise is qualitative and I welcome projects which use autoethnographical, ethnographical, narrative or other qualitative methods.

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Daughter-mother perspectives on feminist activism in the academy, Reedy, F., Haynes, K. 6 Dec 2021, In: Organization
  • Accounting as gendering and gendered: A review of 25 years of critical accounting research on gender, Haynes, K. 1 Mar 2017, In: Critical Perspectives on Accounting
  • Structural inequalities exposed by COVID-19 in the UK: the need for an accounting for care, Haynes, K. 28 Oct 2020, In: Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change
  • The Circular Economy: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of the Concept and Application in a Global Context, Murray, A., Skene, K., Haynes, K. 1 Feb 2017, In: Journal of Business Ethics
  • The Routledge Companion to Qualitative Accounting Research Methods, Hoque, Z., Parker, L., Covaleski, M., Haynes, K. 2017
  • Exploring metaphors of capitals and the framing of multiple capitals Challenges and opportunities for < IR >, Coulson, A., Adams, C., Nugent, M., Haynes, K. 7 Sep 2015, In: Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal
  • 'Passionate and professional': reconciling logics in public service accounting, Butler, C., Haynes, K. 23 Feb 2018, In: Public Money & Management
  • A Two-Year Stretch: The Functions of an Identity Workspace in Mid-Career Identity Work by Management Academics, Haynes, K., Grugulis, I., Spring, M., Blackmon, K., Battisti, G., Ng, I. 1 Oct 2014, In: Journal of Management Inquiry
  • Autoethnography in Accounting Research, Haynes, K. 2017, The Routledge Companion to Qualitative Accounting Research Methods, Routledge
  • Reflexivity in Accounting Research, Haynes, K. 2017, The Routledge Companion to Qualitative Accounting Research Methods , Routledge

  • Ridhima Singh An exploration of governance arrangements in Indian family businesses: A Neo-Durkheimian Institutional Theory approach Start Date: 31/01/2022
  • Eller Everett Integrating Holistic Systems To Develop Social Impact Within The Circular Economy Start Date: 01/10/2021
  • Rebecca Prestwood The role of narrative in professional body support for accountants living in regions of high climate-related risk Start Date: 01/10/2021
  • Peter Hone Cultural Theory - The key to more harmonious workplace Start Date: 14/09/2021
  • Mary Wilson The abolition of corporation tax. Does a better alternative exist? Start Date: 22/07/2020 End Date: 25/01/2022
  • Rosemary Diamanti Auditor Independence in the UK: Understanding the impact of reclaiming professional legitimacy on the social contract of audit Start Date: 16/03/2021

  • Accountancy PhD October 01 2005
  • Accountancy MA February 01 2000
  • Academic Studies in Education PGCE July 01 1986
  • English Literature BA (Hons) July 01 1985
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) FCA 2004
  • Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAEW) ACA 1993

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