Joanne is a Professor of Accounting in Exeter Business School and a visiting Senior Fellow in Accounting in London School of Economics. Joanne graduated with a PhD from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and went on to work for KPMG in London. She was also awarded a Research Fellowship by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Joanne specialized in accounting for banks and insurance companies and has worked for the OECD in training former Soviet countries (e.g. Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) in the art of insurance reporting.
Joanne has published extensively in leading academic journals and was recently commissioned by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales on behalf of the EU Commission to investigate the impact of International Financial Reporting Standards on EU countries.
Joanne’s current research activity involves investigation of the effects of social networking on certain corporate governance mechanisms and corporate disclosure e.g. impact of networks on analysts forecast accuracy, impact of executive and non-executive connectedness on their remuneration package, and the impact of networks on corporation’s level of communication with the market.