Personal profile

Research interests

Public sector accounting and health care management.

History of accounting as it interfaces with medical practice.

Gender issues in the accountancy profession.

Accounting for Society and the Environment.

Biography

Dr Paterson is an Associate Professor in Accounting and holds a Bcom (Hons), MSc in Social Science Research and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. 

Dr Paterson joined Heriot-Watt University in 2002 having previously  held a research post at the University of Edinburgh.She is currently involved in several research networks which include the Insititute of Public Sector Accounting Research (IPSAR), and the Academy for Accounting Historians. She is also the founder of the Accounting for Society and the Environment (ASE) and Healthcare Accounting and Management (HAAM) research networks.

Dr Paterson has held a number of prominet roles within her current position including Director of Postgraduate Programmes for the Accounting, Economics and Finance Department (AEF) and has developed five MSc programmes.

Dr Paterson is currently responsible for the Postgraduate Research Programme (AEF) . She currently sits on the university Athena Swann Committee, the Data Research Planning Committee and is an elected member of Senate.

Roles & Responsibilities

Director of Postgraduate Research for Accounting, Economics and Finance.

Elected member of Senate.

Member of the Athena Swann Committee.

External positions

External Examiner, Dublin City University

2017 → …

External Examiner, University of Chester

20042008

Grant Assessor, Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland

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Research Output 2003 2018

Accountability, Ethics, and the Business World

Paterson, A., Barghathi, Y., Mathur, S. & Jackson, W. J. Jan 2018 Contemporary Issues in Social Accounting. Paterson, A., Yonekura, A., Jackson, W. & Jubb, D. (eds.). 1 ed. Oxford: Goodfellow, p. 11-31 21 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Accountability
Family business
Scandal
Stakeholders
Public sector

Accruals quality and the cost of debt: The European evidence

Gregoriou, A., Eliwa, Y. & Paterson, A. 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : International Journal of Accounting and Information Management.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Accruals quality
Cost of debt
Financial crisis
Accounting information
Capital markets

Contemporary Issues in Social Accounting

Paterson, A., Yonekura, A., Jackson, W. J. & Jubb, D. Jan 2018 Contemporary Issues in Social Accounting. Paterson, A., Yonekura, A., Jackson, W. & Jubb, D. (eds.). 1 ed. Oxford: Goodfellow, p. 1-10 10 p. 1

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Cooperatives and Family Businesses

Paterson, A., Chatzivgeri, E., Paterson, S. & Wilson, M. Jan 2018 Contemporary Issues in Social Accounting. Paterson, A., Yonekura, A., Jackson, W. & Jubb, D. (eds.). 1 ed. Oxford: Goodfellow, p. 171-187 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Prizes

John Perrin Prize for the Best Paper in Financial Accountability and Management for 2014

Audrey Paterson (Recipient), William John Jackson (Recipient), Christopher Kam Man Pong (Recipient) & Simona Scarparo (Recipient), Nov 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Accountability

Activities 2001 2017

The British Accounting Review (Journal)

Paterson, A. (Guest editor), Fredrick Changwony (Guest editor)
2017

Activity: Editorial activity

Accounting, Society and the Environment: Accounting and Social Impact

Paterson, A. (Organiser)
3 May 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

Accounting for Society and the Environment 2016

Paterson, A. (Organiser)
4 May 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

Critical Perspectives on Accounting (Journal)

Paterson, A. (Guest editor), Jackson, W. J. (Guest editor), Jim Haslam (Guest editor)
2016 → …

Activity: Editorial activity