CIMA, November 2015: Principal Investigator - £8,000, ‘The role of accountants and management accounting practices in the context of sustainable development in Vietnam’, with Dr Ataur Belal (Aston), Dr Doan Ngoc Phi Anh (DaNang University Vietnam), Le Thi Na (DaNang University, Vietnam).
UK-ASEAN Knowledge Partnership British Council, November 2014- June 2015: Principal investigator - £30,000, ‘An evaluation on the business curriculum in the UK and Vietnam and its impact on Advanced Management Accounting’, with Angela Lorenz (Aston) and Dr Doan Ngoc Phi Anh (DaNang University, Vietnam).
Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister Northern Ireland (OFMDFM) August 2012- July 2014 – Co-investigator -An Investigation of Gender Equality Issues at Executive Level in Northern Ireland Public Sector Organisations – with Prof Joan Ballantine – Principal investigator (University of Ulster), Prof Kathryn Haynes (Newcastle University), Mr Tony Wall (University of Ulster) – total funding granted £164,758
British Accounting Association Public Services Special Interest Group UK 2006 – Principal Investigator– £3,600 'Stakeholders perceptions of the Prudential Code for UK local government' , with co-investigators Dr John Hood, Professor Steve Bailey and Dr Darinka Asenova, Caledonian University
Alternative Risk Financing, with Dr John Hood and Dr Bill Stein for ALARM (The national forum for risk management in the public sector).
2011 ‘Financial Management’, learning session for the Black Country Mental Health NHS Trust, Centre for Executive Development, Aston Business School
Research Convenor, Accounting Group (January, 2015 – Present)