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Biography

Dr Collette Kirwan BBS, PhD, FCA is a Lecturer in Accounting at South East Technological University (SETU). She trained as a chartered accountant with PwC where she subsequently worked as a manager in Audit Services, before returning to WIT to take up a lecturing position. In 2013, she completed her PhD in University College Dublin (UCD) under Professor Niamh Brennan’s supervision. Collette’s research interests are in the areas of corporate governance and accounting. In the domain of corporate governance, her research activities explore the role of boards of directors, including the complexities that influence the roles and functions performed by boards. Her work spans different organisational types including private family firms and not-for-profit organisations. Her research work and publications also include studies exploring the work of auditors and the governance role of audit committees.

Research Interests

Research Interests

  • Corporate Governance
  • Boards of Directors
  • Governance in private family firms
  • Governance in not-for-profit organisations 
  • Financial Reporting 
  • Auditing
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Honours and Awards

Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award Highly Commended Award, Management and Governance Category (2013)

Irish Accounting and Finance Association, Doctoral Award, IAFA Representative at Amercian Accounting Association Doctoral Consortium (2009)

Teaching

Collette has lectured at undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral, and executive education levels. Her main subject areas include financial accounting/reporting, financial management, corporate governance and business ethics and business theory development.

Honours and Awards

Teaching Excellence Award, Waterford Institute of Technology (2011).

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University College Dublin

Bachelors Degree

External positions

Co-Chair, Irish Academy of Management Conference, Waterford Institute of Technology

2021

Chair, Irish Accounting & Finance Association

20202022

Council Member, Irish Accounting & Finance Association

20192020

Director, Babson College Entrepreneurship Research Conference Doctoral Consortium

2018

Board Member, Education, Training and Life-long Learning Board, Chartered Accountants Ireland

20172023

Committee Member, Ethics and Governance Committee, Chartered Accountants Ireland

20162022

National Representative/Board Member, European Accounting Association

20162022

Committee Member, Education Delivery Committee, Chartered Accountants Ireland

20142017

Council Member & Secretary, Irish Accounting & Finance Association

20132016

Lecturer in Accountancy, University College Dublin

20122016

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