MBA, AdipC, DBA, FCCA, DipM, FCIM, FCMI, FRSA, FHEA
Elaine has been Professor of Accounting and Management and Director of the Business School at Roehampton since 2010.
She has over 25 years of experience in higher education, including 20 years as a manager as well as an academic.
Prior to that Elaine worked in accountancy practice as an auditor, accountant, consultant and manager.
Elaine's research is focussed upon how managers make sense of risky business propositions and prospective projects, and how they interact with other organisation members and external parties in reaching strategic investment decisions. This links the core risk theme of the Centre for Organisational Research to management control and strategy implementation and informs the first stage in the project life cycle in project management. Elaine also has an interest in action research methodologies and cognitive mapping.
Research Projects Undertaken
Elaine has carried out research funded by commercial enterprises such as Christian Salveson PLC (1999-2003) and professional bodies such as CIMA (2004-2006). She is a member of the European Risk Research Network (funded by Marie Curie 2007-2009) and has been the current chair of research network, the Management Control Association since 2010.
Doctoral students currently under Elaine's supervision include
Moataz Al-Massri – investigating how strategic investment decisions (SIDs) are made in an Egyptian organisation and what internal and external factors influence managers’ judgement in such decisions.
Membership of Professional Bodies
Elaine is a Fellow of ACCA, CIM, CMI, RSA and the HEA
She is also a member of the British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA) and was chair of the Committee of Departments of Accounting & Finance (CDAF, formerly known as CHA) from 2005 to 2009.
Elaine has undertaken consultancy and corporate development projects for a range of clients including Richard Burbidge plc, Peterborough Software plc, Scania (GB) Ltd, ABR Foods Ltd, Bedfordshire County Council, Shoosmiths, FKI plc, NHS London hospitals and EuroPoolSystem International BV as well as professional bodies such as CIMA.
From accounting information systems and financial applications to education and training and strategic risk management.
Strategic Investment Appraisal
Managerial Decision Making
Research degree Business and Management,