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Dr Margaret Healy




Accounting & Finance ORB 3.21 O'Rahilly Building Cork University Business School University College Cork

+353 21 490 2966 ORCID profile


Dr Margaret Healy FCMA CGMA is a lecturer in management accounting and an active supervisor of masters level and doctoral students. Her research interests and publications are focused in two areas (Accounting Education and Management Accounting), and using a variety of research methods. Her research agenda in accounting education is focused on the nature and processes through which professional identity is shaped, developed and sustained. This includes (1) investigations of student and employer views regarding professional competences and capabilities; (2) understanding professional scepticism and reflection; and (3) exploring the development of sense-making processes underpinning professional identify formation amongst accounting students/ graduates. Her research activity in the domain of management accounting is focused on mechanisms of organisational governance, control and evaluation. Current work is focused on the interactions between performance measurement and innovation, as viewed from the lens of structuration theory.