Research project

A Study Of The Role And Effectiveness Of Audit Committees In UK Higher Education Institutions

Project overview

This is a £10,000 project funded by the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education (now Advance HE). It examines the role of audit committees in identifying and managing risk in UK higher education institutions. It does so by employing a stage approach that utilises a mixed methods research technique. In stage 1, we conduct quantitative analysis of the effects of audit committee structures on public accountability disclosures. In stage 2, we conduct in-depth interviews with key actors, such as audit committee chairs, finance directors and audit committee members on the extent of risk management in higher education institutions. We find evidence to support our research questions.


Other researchers

Professor Collins Ntim

Professor of Accounting

Research interests

  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • Governance
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Research outputs