Rebecca Maughan joined UCD Business School in 2012 as a Lecturer in Accounting. Rebecca earned her PhD in the area of corporate sustainability practices at the Amsterdam Business School at the University of Amsterdam. Rebecca completed her undergraduate (B.Comm) and master's (M.Acc) level education at UCD. She is also a member of the Chartered Accountants in Ireland (CAI), having qualified with Arthur Andersen and KPMG. Prior to her appointment in UCD, she was a lecturer at School of Business, Dublin Institute of Technology.
Rebecca's research interests are qualitative in nature and span a range of disciplines including: corporate sustainability practices and reporting, corporate governance, organizational identity and accountability in family firms, accounting education and qualitative methods. Her research work is currently focused on two main projects: the first is in the area of sustainability, identity and accountability in a family firm and the second focuses on sector level sustainability reporting. A range of book chapters, professional articles, working and conference papers have been published from these projects.
Rebecca has been the recipient of a number of research funding awards. Individual awards include a Chartered Accountants Ireland Educational Trust grant in 2016, a New Horizons Grant from the Irish Research Council in 2012 and the Irish Accounting and Finance Association Doctoral Funding Award in 2012. In collaboration with colleagues in DIT, she was part of successful projects receiving funding from the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning and the DIT Post-Graduate Research & Development Skills Programme.
Currently, Rebecca is the secretary of the Irish Accounting and Finance Association and the CIMA advocate for UCD. Previous professional engagements include acting as external moderator for the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (2008-2011) and being the ACCA Irish representative on the European Sustainability Reporting Association board (2006 and 2007). Rebecca has teaching experience, at undergraduate and post graduate levels, in the areas of financial and management accounting, corporate governance and ethics, corporate sustainability and audit.