All our staff have varying interests within the Accountancy, Finance and Economics sphere, and in the link button below you will find a full outline of their expertise, and you can find out more about specific staff members through their profiles here

Research in the School of Social Science is co-ordinated and managed via our Research Centres, combining leading-edge theoretical work with practical and policy-oriented insights, in a way which is consistent with Heriot-Watt's history of industry and business engagement.

The Centre for Finance & Investment

The Centre for Finance & Investment (CFI) works to develop research, stimulate debate and share knowledge on topical issues in finance and investment.

We are at the forefront of research and practice in finance and investment management, bringing together academic and industry expertise, and collaborating with senior practitioners from across the financial community. Our inter-disciplinary approach facilitates links across the University, and with various professional bodies, to ensure our research is directly relevant to today's key issues.

Accountancy Research Centre

The Accountancy Research Centre was established in 2013.  Its aim is to bring together the research work within the University which spans the accounting profession, governance, accountability and the role of accounting within society.

The Centre explores these areas of interest from a variety of perspectives, including Arab and Islamic contexts, historical analysis, gender issues, public sector contexts and interdisciplinary approaches. Their work covers a diverse range of research linked by the common thread of the continuing and significantly growing influential role that accounting plays in the functioning of modern society.

To find out more about upcoming research seminars, visit our events page, or click below to view our discussion papers (tbc).