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Biography

Rita is Lecturer in Accounting and Financial Management. She holds a PhD in Accounting from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Rita’s research is in the area of social and institutional studies of accounting. She has a broad interest in the changing roles and rationales of accounting in different governance settings – the pitfalls and possibilities of governing by numbers. She is particularly interested in examining economic calculation from the perspective of the history and sociology of science, unpacking the epistemic assumptions underlying costing and performance measurement approaches. She has worked on empirical topics such as the appraisal of large public sector projects and the rise of rankings in transnational governance.

Since November 2015 she has been a member of the Scientific Committee of the European Accounting Association Annual Congress. She is member of the Editorial Board of Accounting, Organization and Society.

Research Profile

Not currently accepting new PhD students.