Dr Orthodoxia Kyriacou


Dr Orthodoxia Kyriacou
NameDr Orthodoxia Kyriacou
Job titleAssociate Professor in DProf Transdisciplinary Developments
Research institute
Primary appointmentBusiness School Research
Email addresso.kyriacou@mdx.ac.uk
ORCIDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-3755-2346
Contact categoryResearcher

Biography

Biography

I have been part of the DProf (Transdisciplinary Practice) team at Middlesex University since September 2020 having previously spent 22 years in the Accounting and Finance department at Middlesex University. I requested to join this team because its approach and philosophy resonated with my own practice development, it opened doors to interconnecting sectors and disciplines rather than working in silos and prescribed methods.

I enjoy research particularly when I approach it with an open mind to what may emerge rather than what I expect to come out of it. I also like to focus on the important but less noticed issues. My research background reflects this. My formative discipline and academic practice area is Accounting and Finance and Communications Policy. My PhD, over 20 years ago now, on 'Gender, Ethnicity and Professional Membership: The Case of the UK Accounting Profession' was an under researched area at the time. While I am fascinated by the theory of Accounting, my passion is in the threads that link accounting to social issues and to make those threads stronger in the eyes of the academy the public and policy makers. I am now more involved with creating stronger links between multi sector professionals and the academy and what we can achieve together. 

Teaching

My teaching involves the supervision of DProf and Public Works doctoral candidates. Current supervisions include the area of:

  • Seafarers and  labour issues in the maritime industry (DProf)
  • Exploration of the experiences of black female academics in UK Higher Education (DProf)
  • Project management and the NHS (DProf)
  • Martial arts and education (DProf)
  • UK construction industry and the development of protocols (DProf)
  • Psychotherapy and the development of supervision practice in Singapore (DProf)
  • From Ballet Studio to Business School: Dancing in the Social Enterprise In-Betweens (DProf by PW) Awaiting Viva

  

Employment

Associate Professor in TD Developments
Middlesex University
01 Oct 2020
09 Oct 2023
Associate Professor in Accounting
Middlesex University
01 Sept 1998
30 Sept 2020

Education and qualifications

Diploma Coaching Professional (Level 5)
16 Feb 2023
Middlesex University
Apprenticeship Coaching Professional (Level 5)
21 Mar 2023
Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (Middlesex University)
SFHEA (Advance He)

PR200086

01 Dec 2020
The Higher Education Academy
PG Dip Research Methods in Business & Management
09 Feb 2005
Middlesex University
PGCHE in Higher Education
26 Jun 2001
Middlesex University
MA Communications Policy Studies
21 Dec 1994
The City University, London
BA(Hons) Accounting and Finance
08 Jul 1993
University of East London
PhD Accounting

Thesis: Gender, Ethnicity and Professional Membership: The Case of the UK Accounting Profession

18 Oct 2000
University of East London
FHEA

15133

09 Mar 2007
The Higher Education Academy

Grants

Orthodoxia Kyriacou (PI)

‘Online Distance Accounting Education: Exploring the Lecturers’

Accounts’ (£405 awarded).

01 May 2018
Research Facilitation Funding
Middlesex University
Orthodoxia Kyriacou (PI)

Awarded a CHA Research Bursary (Committee of Heads of Accounting) for a project entitled: ‘Exploring Issues of Greek-Cypriot identity in UK Accounting’ (£1000 awarded).

01 Nov 2000
Early Career Researcher Bursary
Committee of Heads of Accounting
Orthodoxia Kyriacou (PI)

Awarded Non- Formula Funding Research (Internal Competition) to undertake a small project into ethnic monitoring and the UK accountancy Profession, Middlesex University entitled: ‘Accounting For (In)Visibilities: Ethnicity, Ethnic Monitoring and the UK Accountancy Profession. (with R Johnston, Queen Mary University and University of East London). (£2100 awarded).

01 Nov 1998
Non-Formula Funding Research (Internal Competition)
Middlesex University

Prizes and Awards

Orthodoxia Kyriacou

1994-09-01

University of East London, Business School

Evidence to public body

Britain’s Ethnic Minorities
London Government Cabinet Office
01 Oct 2001

Invited to provide advice to the Performance and Innovation Unit at the Cabinet Office on their project into ‘Britain’s Ethnic Minorities’

Elderly and Static Seating Needs
Camden Primary Care Trust
15 Jan 2008

Advised the Camden Primary Care Trust with regards to establishing a Protocol for the assessment of the elderly and their seating needs (The Kyriacou Protocol)

External activities

Chief External Examiner - Business and Management UG Programmes
External Examiner
Royal Holloway, University of London
01 Jan 2020
01 Jan 2022

External examiner for BA(Hons) Accounting & Finance Programmes.
External Examiner
Queen Mary, University of London
01 Jan 2018
01 Jan 2022

External examiner for Foundation Programme
External Examiner
Queen Mary, University of London
01 Mar 2008
30 Jun 2011

External examiner for MA International Management with Finance
External Examiner
Queen Mary, University of London
01 Mar 2006
30 Jun 2009

External examiner for BA Accounting & Finance Undergraduate Programmes
External Examiner
London Metropolitan University
01 Dec 2006
30 Nov 2008

External examiner for BA Accounting & Finance Undergraduate Programmes
External Examiner
London Metropolitan University
01 Dec 2004
30 Nov 2008

External Subject Specialist for MBA Programme, (offered in partnership with ACCA), Periodic Review of Continuing Partnership
External Reviewer
Oxford Brooks University
15 Jun 2011
15 Jun 2011

External Subject Specialist for BSc(Hons) in Applied Accounting Periodic Review
External Reviewer
Oxford Brookes University
15 Jun 2011
15 Jun 2011

Research outputs

Some feminist strands and their potential for the performativity of climate regulations: a review

Kyriacou, O. 2024. Some feminist strands and their potential for the performativity of climate regulations: a review. Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability. 68. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2024.101434

Interconnectedness and the web of accountabilities: Humboldtian approaches to social and environmental accounting

Lehner, O. and Kyriacou, O. 2023. Interconnectedness and the web of accountabilities: Humboldtian approaches to social and environmental accounting. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal. 36 (6), pp. 1529-1553. https://doi.org/10.1108/AAAJ-12-2021-5578

The quest for global green finance participation: Developing countries and barriers to full participation

Kapaya, G. and Kyriacou, O. 2023. The quest for global green finance participation: Developing countries and barriers to full participation. in: Routledge Handbook of Green Finance Routledge.

When sorry is not an option: CSR reporting and 'face work' in a stigmatized industry - A case study of Barrick (Acacia) gold mine in Tanzania

Lauwo, S., Kyriacou, O. and Otusanya, O. 2020. When sorry is not an option: CSR reporting and 'face work' in a stigmatized industry - A case study of Barrick (Acacia) gold mine in Tanzania. Critical perspectives on accounting. 71. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpa.2019.102099

When sorry is not an option: CSR reporting and 'face work' in a stigmatised Industry: a case study of Barrick (ACACIA) gold mine in Tanzania

Lauwo, S., Kyriacou, O. and Dedoulis, E. 2017. When sorry is not an option: CSR reporting and 'face work' in a stigmatised Industry: a case study of Barrick (ACACIA) gold mine in Tanzania. BAFA Annual Conference 2017. Heriot Watt University 10 - 12 Apr 2017

Editorial: equality, diversity and inclusion in accounting

Kyriakidou, O., Kyriacou, O., Özbilgin, M. and Dedoulis, E. 2016. Editorial: equality, diversity and inclusion in accounting. Critical perspectives on accounting. 35, pp. 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpa.2015.12.004

Accounting for images of ‘equality’ in digital space: towards an exploration of the Greek accounting professional institute

Kyriacou, O. 2016. Accounting for images of ‘equality’ in digital space: towards an exploration of the Greek accounting professional institute. Critical perspectives on accounting. 35, pp. 35-57. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cpa.2015.05.007

An exploration in visibility: some experiences of Indian women accountants

Kyriacou, O., Baskaran, A. and Pancholi, J. 2015. An exploration in visibility: some experiences of Indian women accountants. International Journal of Business Performance Management. 16 (1), pp. 19-39. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJBPM.2015.066022

Professionalization, sectional interests and politics in the digital era: the case of the Greek Accountancy Institute

Dedoulis, E. and Kyriacou, O. 2012. Professionalization, sectional interests and politics in the digital era: the case of the Greek Accountancy Institute. Interdisciplinary Perspectives On Accounting Conference (IPA 2012). Cardiff, Wales

Exploring inclusion, exclusion and ethnicities in the institutional structures of U.K. accountancy.

Johnston, R. and Kyriacou, O. 2011. Exploring inclusion, exclusion and ethnicities in the institutional structures of U.K. accountancy. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. 30 (6), pp. 482-497. https://doi.org/10.1108/02610151111157701

Creative accounting practice and business performance: evidence from Pakistan.

Malik, A., Liu, J. and Kyriacou, O. 2011. Creative accounting practice and business performance: evidence from Pakistan. International Journal of Business Performance Management. 12 (3), pp. 228-241. https://doi.org/10.1504/IJBPM.2011.039888

(Re)presentation of women in Indian accountancy bodies’ web sites

Kyriacou, O., Pancholi, J. and Baskaran, A. 2010. (Re)presentation of women in Indian accountancy bodies’ web sites. Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management. 7 (3), pp. 329-352. https://doi.org/10.1108/11766091011072783

(Re)presentation of women in Indian accountancy bodies' websites.

Kyriacou, O., Baskaran, A. and Pancholi, J. 2010. (Re)presentation of women in Indian accountancy bodies' websites. Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management. 7 (3), pp. 329-352. https://doi.org/10.1108/11766091011072783

On trying to do oral history in accounting research

Kyriacou, O. 2009. On trying to do oral history in accounting research. Accountancy Business and the Public Interest. 8 (2), pp. 44-64.

Exploring the experiences of Indian women accountants in a globalising economy: a pilot study.

Kyriacou, O., Baskaran, A. and Pancholi, J. 2008. Exploring the experiences of Indian women accountants in a globalising economy: a pilot study. Middlesex University.

Exploring the implementation of ethics in UK accounting programs

Ghaffari, F., Kyriacou, O., Brennan, R. and American Accounting Association 2008. Exploring the implementation of ethics in UK accounting programs. Issues in accounting education. 23 (2), pp. 183-198. https://doi.org/10.2308/iace.2008.23.2.183

Professionalising claims and the state of the UK professional accountancy education: some evidence

Kyriacou, O., Sikka, P., Haslam, C. and Agrizzi, D. 2007. Professionalising claims and the state of the UK professional accountancy education: some evidence. Accounting Education. 16 (1), pp. 3-21. https://doi.org/10.1080/09639280601150921

A rejoinder to ‘professionalizing claims and the state of UK professional accounting education: some evidence'.

Sikka, P., Haslam, C., Kyriacou, O. and Agrizzi, D. 2007. A rejoinder to ‘professionalizing claims and the state of UK professional accounting education: some evidence'. Accounting Education. 16 (1), pp. 59-64.

Figuring masculinities: exploring ethnic masculinities in the institutions of U.K accounting

Kyriacou, O. and Johnston, R. 2007. Figuring masculinities: exploring ethnic masculinities in the institutions of U.K accounting. Accountancy Business and the Public Interest. 6 (2), pp. 75-113.

Accounting for (in)visibilities: resistance, gender and control

Kyriacou, O. and Johnston, R. 2006. Accounting for (in)visibilities: resistance, gender and control. Accountancy Business and the Public Interest. 5 (2), pp. 54-88.

Inclusion, exclusion and ethnicities: an exploration of the institutional structures of UK accountancy.

Kyriacou, O. and Johnston, R. 2001. Inclusion, exclusion and ethnicities: an exploration of the institutional structures of UK accountancy. Middlesex University.

A review of an invisible 'herstory' in Uk accounting : minority ethnic women accountants.

Kyriacou, O. and Johnston, R. 2000. A review of an invisible 'herstory' in Uk accounting : minority ethnic women accountants. Middlesex University.

Of adding machines, bean counters and lion tamers: exploring representations of accountants in films.

Kyriacou, O. 2000. Of adding machines, bean counters and lion tamers: exploring representations of accountants in films. Middlesex University.
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