Pinar Guven-Uslu

Dr, BSc, MSc, PhD, PGCertHEP, SFHEA, Director of Post Graduate Research

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Academic Background

Dr. Pinar Guven Uslu is an associate professor in accounting. She worked for University of Essex and University of East Anglia. Prior to entering into academia she was employed by Deliotte and Touche International and took part in audit and tax consultancy projects for several companies and financial institutions. She holds a BSc Economics,  MSc. Accounting & Finance and PhD Accounting.

Pinar currently teaches management accounting, performance management and control at both undergraduate and post graduate courses.

Her specialism is in the area of performance management and benchmarking in public sector and in health service organisations. She published her research in academic journals such as; Management Accounting Research, Financial Accountabilty and Management, Accounting Forum, Public Money and Management, Production Planning and Control.


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Key Research Interests

Current Research Interests

Uses of accounting information in decision making, performance management and control in large organisations, strategic change management in health service organisations, information sharing and benchmarking in health services. 

Current research projects

Health Managers' Information Seeking Behaviour and Use - Funded by SDO National Institute for Health Research, with Kingston University Institute for Leadership and Management in Health 

Effects of payment by results on strategic decision making in NHS - Funded by British Accounting Association

Diversity and Equality in Health Service Management (with Prof. Mustafa Ozbilgin) - Funded by EC Lifelong Learning, Leonardo Partnership Project

Changing governance structures in British National Health Service

Longitidunal study of benchmarking in NHS Hospital Trusts

Healthservice Transformation Programme in Turkey

PhD Students - current

Bayan El-Shurman - expected to complete in 2022

Abdullah Alotaibi - expected to complete in 2022

Amanda Williams - intercalation

Saja Alsahwali - expected to complete in 2023 

Esther Amoah - expected to complete in 2025

PhD Students- completed

Olayinka Uodiale (2017) (University of Essex)

Zlatinka Blaber (2015) (University of Essex)

Jafar Ojra (2013)
Joseph Phiri (2012)
Sumathi Sundram (jointly supervised with Prof.Miranda Mugford) (completed 2012)
Thuy Pham Linh (completed 2008)



Areas of Expertise

Performance measurement and change management in health service ( English NHS and other countries Vietnam, Nigeria, Zambia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia ); organisational change; benchmarking in public and private organisations.

Teaching Interests

Management accounting, performance management and control
Advanced Management Accounting; transfer pricing, digitalisation, accounting profession and change

Performance Management and Control in large organisations; divisional performance metrics, benchmarking

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

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