Pam Stapleton (previously Edwards) qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1980 andgained commercial experienceas both financial and managementaccountant. Shewas also a value for money auditor in the public sectorbeforecommencing an academic career in 1986.She joined the University of Manchester in 1990 and since then she hasspecialised in teaching financial reportingto a wide range of students including undergraduate, postgraduate,and recently MBA student's onMBS's worldwide MBA programme. Pam has held a wide range of administrative roles within the university, including Head of the Accounting and Finance division, and associate head for teaching in AMBS and at the predecessor organisation UMIST, Director of International Studies, and Programme Director for the IM degreeand.
Pam is interested in attracting PhD students who areinterested in the public accountability of public private partnership type arrangementsin any country. Such research is likely to be case study based and to include a financial and qualitative analysis of the projects, and might extend to consider issues around the governance of such projects. Pam is alsointerested in attracting PhD studentswith interests in the implementation of IFRS or corporate governance regimes in companies, especially in developing countries. Such projects would not include measurement of compliance with IFRS, but rather woulduse qualitative research methods to conduct case studies of the practice of implementation within organisations, or to examineimplementation from a regulatory perspective.