Sven Modell received his PhD in Business Administration from Lund University, Sweden in 1998. Prior to joining Alliance Manchester Business School in 2007 he held a Chair in Accounting at Stockholm University School of Business, Sweden. He also holds Visiting Professorships at the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH), Norway, and Turku School of Economics, Finland. He has previously been a Visiting Professor at the University of Technology Sydney and the University of Sydney, Australia, and an Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. He currently serves as Editor of Journal of Management Accounting Research and Associate Editor of Accounting and Business Research and the European Accounting Review and sits of the editorial boards of four other, leading accounting journals. In 2019, he was appointed International Director and Chair of the International Committee of the American Accounting Association Management Accounting Section and he is also a member of the Executive Committee of the section. In addition, he serves as Editor of the European Accounting Association's PhD Mentoring Initiative. He is the recipient of several research awards, most recently for his paper "Rethinking performativity: a critical realist analysis of accounting for corporate social responsibility" (co-authored with Max Baker at the University of Sydney) which received the Mary Parker Follett Award for Outstanding Paper in Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal in 2019.