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 has been at MDX since 1998 and held the post of Associate Professor in Accounting. In late 2020, she became part of the TD (Transdiciplinary) team working with individuals from different sectors and disciplines to develop transdiciplinary ideas and practices in the University. She is currently an Associate Professor in TD (DProf) Transdiciplinary Developments, and primarily is involved in the supervision of both DProf and Public Works candidates.
When Orthodoxia was previosuly involved in face-to-face teaching, her specialism was Accounting Theory, which was taught across all accounting undergraduate degrees. The module concentrated 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. She is particularly interested in the area of distance learning education, and how accounting as a subject can be taught via 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 2003-2004.
Orthodoxia has a PGCHE and is also a Senior Fellow of Advance HE.
Modern Greek, English
Orthodoxia has previously specialised in the teaching of;
Accounting Theory and Methodology, Corporate Reporting, Financial Accounting Theory and finally, Research Methods
EXTERNAL EXAMINERSHIP ROLES:
Orthodoxia has 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)
External Examiner for University College Suffolk, Ipswich:
BA(Hons) Accounting & Financial Management, Finance modules on BA(Hons) Business Management, Event and Tourism Management (2015- 2019)
External Examiner for Royal Holloway, University of London:
BA(Hons) Accounting and Finance Programmes (2017-2021)
Chief External Examiner for Royal Holloway, University of London:
Business /Management Undergraduate Programmes (2020-2021)
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 Thesis and DProf Thesis. 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.
The Disclosure of Outsourcing Activities: The Case of Saudi Arabian Listed Companies F/T (2018). Saleh Baqader. Role: Director of Studies.
An Investigation into the Application of the Balanced Scorecard in Saudi Arabia F/T (2018). Noha Alessa. Role: Director of Studies.
An Investigation into the Influences Shaping Organisational CSR Practices in Vietnam FT (2020). Kien Do: Role Director of Studies.
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).
International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS): From Mandatory Adoption in Europe and Australia to the Reconciliation Process in the US. (2018). Sotirios Rouvolis. Role: Consultant F/T Supervisor.
Current PhD and DProf and Supervisions:
Calculability and Social Enterprises (October 2016- present) PT Joanna Kitchen: Joint Supervisor.
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.
In addition,Orthodoxia has extensive experience of examining PhD's, DBA's and DProf's across a number of business related areas. Previously she has served as Independent for the DProf Programme Approval Panels across Middlesex University (2012-2020).
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:
Diversity Issues in Accounting, Professions and the use of Websites as a Communication Tool, Representations of Gender and Ethnicity in Accounting, Accounting Education, Accounting Methodologies, finally Accounting in Emerging Economies.
Orthodoxia has reviewed over 80 academic papers for a number of accounting and business journals.
She is currently Associate Editor for:
Journal of Applied Accounting Research (JAAR) (2021-)
She is on the editorial board of:
Accounting Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal (2017- )
Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (2019 - )
Accountancy Business and the Public Interest Journal (2002- )
Past Editorial board memberships include:
Asian Journal of Business and Accounting (2011-2015)
Kyriacou, O. Lauwo, S. and Otusanya, J. 'When Sorry is Not an Option: CSR Reporting and 'Face Work' in a Stigmatised Industry: A Case Study of Barrick (Acacia) Gold Mine in Tanzania', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 2020, Vol.71, (DOI.org/10.1016/j.cpa.102099)
Kyriacou, O. Kyriakidou, O. Ozbilgin, M. and Dedoulis, E. ‘Editorial: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Accounting’, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 2016, Vol.35, pp.1-12. (DOI:10.1016/j.cpa.2015.12.004)
Kyriacou, O. 'Accounting For Images of 'Equality' in Digital Space: Towards an Exploration of the Greek Accounting Professional Institute', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 2016, Vol.35, pp.35-57. (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
Lauwo, Sarah and Kyriacou, Orthodoxia and Otusanya, Olatunde Julius (2020) When sorry is not an option: CSR reporting and 'face work' in a stigmatized industry - A case study of Barrick (Acacia) gold mine in Tanzania. Critical Perspectives on Accounting , 71 . ISSN 1045-2354
Lauwo, Sarah and Kyriacou, Orthodoxia and Dedoulis, Emmanouil (2017) When sorry is not an option: CSR reporting and 'face work' in a stigmatised Industry: a case study of Barrick (ACACIA) gold mine in Tanzania. In: BAFA Annual Conference 2017, 10-12 April 2017, Heriot Watt University.
Kyriacou, Orthodoxia (2016) Accounting for images of ‘equality’ in digital space: towards an exploration of the Greek accounting professional institute. Critical Perspectives on Accounting , 35 . pp. 35-57. ISSN 1045-2354
Kyriakidou, Olivia and Kyriacou, Orthodoxia and Özbilgin, Mustafa and Dedoulis, Emmanouil (2016) Editorial: equality, diversity and inclusion in accounting. Critical Perspectives on Accounting , 35 . pp. 1-12. ISSN 1045-2354
Kyriacou, Orthodoxia and Baskaran, Angathevar and Pancholi, Jatin (2015) An exploration in visibility: some experiences of Indian women accountants. International Journal of Business Performance Management , 16 (1). pp. 19-39. ISSN 1368-4892
Orthodoxia has previously served on the Business School Ethics Committee at Middlesex University (2012-2018).
Orthodoxia has also previously served as Indepedent on IWBL Ethics Committee and has advised the Committee with regards to the introduction of the MORE Form (2015).
Membership of research networks/groups:
* AABA (Association for Accounting & Business Affairs) an organisation seeking to problematise the hegemonyof the accounting profession.
* BAFA (British Accounting and Finance Association)
Membership of Professional Groups:
* Senior Fellow of AdvanceHE (PR200086)
* Academic Member of the Association of International Accountants (106443)
* Certified Management and Business Educator of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CMBE7598)