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Biography

I am an Accounting Professor at the Norwich Business School (UEA). Previously, I was part of the faculty of Nova School of Business and Economics (Lisbon, Portugal) and spent three years visiting the Indian Institute of Management in Bangalore (India). I hold a PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. I teach (or have taught) Financial reporting, Research methods, Corporate governance, Financial accounting, and Managerial accounting.


My research interests include the disclosure of non-GAAP earnings (alternative earnings measures), corporate social responsibility, corporate governance and international accounting. This research has been funded through a Maria Curie grant, projects approved by Foundation for Science and Technology, and other sources. My papers are published in academic journals such as Review of Accounting Studies; European Accounting Review; Journal of Business Finance & Accounting; Accounting Horizons; Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance; The International Journal of Accounting; Accounting and Business Research; and The British Accounting Review.


I am the Country Liaison - UK, as well as a member of the Research Commitee for the International Section of the American Accounting Association, and I have served on the council of the American Accounting Association (AAA), and on the AAA’s global engagement committee.

I am part of the editorial board of the European Accounting Review. I am also a member of the financial reporting standards committee of the European Accounting Association (EAA) and the Editor in Chief of the Accounting Research Center of EAA.

Key Research Interests and Expertise

My research focuses on four areas:

 - Alternative performance measures (non-GAAP earnings), 

 - Corporate Governance,

 - Corporate Social Responsibility,

 - Voluntary disclosures.

 

If you are planning to do a PhD at UEA and you're interested in these areas, please send me an email.

 

My papers can be found at SSRNGoogle Scholar, and Research Gate.

 

 My research has been funded by:

 - the Foundation for Science and Technology (Portugal), where I have been the principal investigator of projects that received over 120,000 Euros;

 - a Marie Curie International Reintegration Grant (80,000 Euros);

 - other smaller grants.

 

I have reviewed papers for: Review of Accounting Studies, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, European Accounting Review, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Accounting Horizons, Abacus, British Accounting Review, Accounting and Business Research, etc.

Academic Background

 - PhD in Accounting, from University of Texas at Austin (USA)

 - Masters in Management, from Instituto Superior de Gestão (Portugal)

 - Licenciatura (5-year undergraduate) in Management, from Instituto Superior de Gestão (Portugal)

Administrative Posts

 - Editorial board: European Accounting Review (4-year term, started on Jan/2020), Meditari Accountancy Research (2019 - )

 - Editor in Chief of the Accounting Research Center of the European Accounting Association (Summer / 2020 - )

 - Country Liaison - UK for the International Section of the American Accounting Association (2019-2021)

 - Member of the International Section of the American Accounting Association Research Committee (2019-2020)

- Member of the Financial Reporting Standards Committee of the European Accounting Association (2018 - 2020),

 - One of the organizers of the Lisbon Accounting Conference (annual event),

 - Council member, at the American Accounting Association (2016-2019),

 - Member of the Global Engagement Committee, of the American Accounting Association (2016-2019),

 - Member of the Scientific Committee, of the annual meetings of the European Accounting Association (2014-2016 & 2018-2020).