Orthodoxia Kyriacou graduated from the University of East London with a BA(Hons) in Accounting and Finance before she completed an MA in Communications Policy Studies at City University, London. Orthodoxia then obtained a three year full-time bursary to pursue a PhD in Accounting at the University of East London. Her PhD explored issues relating to 'Gender, Ethnicity and Professional Membership in the UK Accounting Profession'.
Orthodoxia is currently an Associate Professor in Accounting at the Business School.
Orthodoxia's teaching specialism is Accounting Theory, which is taught across all accounting undergraduate degrees. The module concentrates on providing students with a critical awareness of fundamental theoretical issues and perspectives relating to accounting. Through her professional teaching practice, she has developed an interest in ethics and how this can be taught in the curriculum to undergraduate students. Recently she has expanded these ideas into the area of distance learning education, and whether accounting as a subject can be taught in this medium.
Orthodoxia has extensive Programme Leader experience, having served as;
- Programme Leader for the successful Accounting and Finance degree from 2006-2014.
- Programme Leader for MSc Investment and Finance 2003-2006.
- Curriculum Leader for Postgraduate Finance 2003-2003.
Orthodoxia has a PGCHE and is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
Orthodoxia specialises in the teaching of;
Accounting Methodology, Corporate Reporting, Financial Accounting Theory, Research Methods
Orthodoxia has also acted as external examiner for a number of Higher Education Institutions including:
External Examiner for London Metropolitan University
BA Accounting & Finance Undergraduate Programmes (2004-2008)
External Examiner for Queen Mary, University of London,
MA International Management with Finance (2006-2009)
External Examiner for Queen Mary, University of London,
Foundation Programme (2008-2011)
Orthodoxia has been involved in external validations:
External Subject Specialist for BSc(Hons) in Applied
Accounting Periodic Review, Oxford Brookes University (2011)
External Subject Specialist for MBA Programme, (offered in partnership with ACCA), Periodic Review of Continuing Partnership, Oxford Brookes University (2011)
Orthodoxia has completions in both PhD dissertations and DProf dissertations. Her completions include:
Creative Accounting in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Pakistan. (2007). Ali Malik. Role: Joint supervisor.
Enhancing Post-Acquisition Organizational Performance: The Role of Leadership. (2009). Athina Vassiliki. Role: Part of the supervisory team.
Current MPhil/PhD Supervisions:
The Disclosure of Outsourcing Activities: The Case of Saudi Arabian Listed Companies F/T PhD Saleh Baqader. Role: Director of Studies. (Completion Due 2017).
An Investigation into the Application of the Balanced Scorecard in Saudi Arabia (July 2014 – present) F/T PhD Noha Alessa. Role: Director of Studies. (Completion Due 2017).
An Analytical Tool to Aid the Reflective Selection of Equity Investments. (2012). Chris Kelly. Role: Consultant F/T Supervisor.
Awarded the Ken Goulding Prize for Professional Excellence (2014).
Current DProf and DBA Supervisions:
An Exploration of Seafarers Living and Working Conditions. Jaime Gonzalez Gil. Role: Consultant. Completion due early 2016.
Cost Reduction in the Shipping and Maritime Industry. Deb Goswami.
Role: Consultant. Completion due early 2017.
Orthodoxia has extensive experience of supervising Master's dissertations and has supervised to successful completion over one hundred dissertations in a number of areas relating to financial management, including those in the areas of;
Accountancy Professions (globally), Accounting Standard Setting, Corporate governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, SME's and Finance, and Women in Business and Accounting.
Orthodoxia has extensive experience of examining PhD Theses; from registration stage to MPhil/Upgrade and Viva stages. She has also served as Independent for the IWBL Programme Approval Panels on many occasions.
Orthodoxia's research interests are eclectic and reflect her interests in a number of areas whereby she tries to explore issues behind the seemingly 'rational' accounting numbers. Her interests include,
Labour Issues in Accounting, Diversity Issues in Accounting, Accounting Professions and Impression Management, Accounting Professions and the use of Websites as a Communication Tool, Representations of Gender and Ethnicity in Accounting Websites.
In recent years, Orthodoxia has reviewed academic papers for a number of accounting journals including;
Accounting Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal
Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal
Asian Journal of Business and Accounting
Critical Perspectives on Accounting
Meditari Accountancy Research
Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies
Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management
Orthodoxia has also reviewed for the following journals:
African Journal of Science, Technology, Innovation and Development
Frontiers in Finance and Economics
International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management
Kyriacou, O. 'Accounting For Images of 'Equality' in Digital Space: Towards an Exploration of the Greek Accounting Professional Institute', Critical perspectives on Accounting (In Press) DOI:10.1016/j.cpa.2015.05.007
Kyriacou, O., Baskaran, A. and Pancholi, J. 'An Exploration in Visibility: Some Experiences of Indian Women Accountants', International Journal of Business Performance Management, 2015, Vol.16, No.1, pp.19-39.
Kyriacou, O. and Johnston, R. 'Exploring Inclusion, Exclusion and Ethnicities in the Institutional Structures of U.K Accountancy', Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 2011, Vol.30, Issue 6, pages 482-497.
Kyriacou, O. Malik, A. and Liu, J. 'An Examination of Financial Characteristics of Companies Involved in Creative Accounting Practice: Evidence From a Developing Country', International Journal of Business Performance and Management, 2011,Vol.12, No.3, pages 228-241.
Kyriacou, O., Baskaran, A. and Pancholi, P. '(Re)presentation of Women in Indian Accountancy Bodies' Websites, Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, 2010, Vol.7, No.3, pages 329-352.
Kyriacou, O. 'On Trying to Do Oral History in Accounting Research', Accountancy Business and the Public Interest, http://visar.csustan.edu/aaba/aabajourVol8-No2.html, 2009, pages 44-64.
Kyriacou, O., Ghaffari, F. and Brennan, R., 'Exploring the Implementation of Ethics in U.K Accounting Programs', Issues in Accounting Education, 2008, Vol.23, No.2, pages 183-198.
Kyriacou, O. and Johnston, R. 'Figuring Masculinities: Exploring Ethnic Masculinities in the Institutions of U.K Accounting', Accountancy Business and the Public Interest, http://visar.csustan.edu/aaba/aabajourVol6-No2.html, 2007, pages 75-113.
Kyriacou, O., Sikka, P., Haslam, C. and Agrizzi, D. 'Professionalising Claims and the State of the UK Professional Accountancy Education: Some Evidence: A Rejoinder', Accounting Education, March 2007, Vol. 16, No.1, pages 59-64.
Kyriacou, O., Sikka, P., Haslam, C. and Agrizzi, D. 'Professionalising Claims and the State of the UK Professional Accountancy education: Some Evidence', Accounting Education, 2007, Vol.16, No.1, pages 3-21.
Kyriacou, O. and Johnston, R. 'Accounting For (In)visibilities: Resistance, Gender and Control, Accountancy Business and the Public Interest,
http://visar.csustan.edu/aaba/aabajourVol5-No2.html, 2006, pages 54-88