Dr Melina Manochin

Accounting Group 

Melina Manochin
Position: Lecturer
Phone: +44(0)121 204 3732
Email: m.m.manochin@aston.ac.uk
Room: ABS410
  • Ph D, University of Glasgow, 2005. Subject: Accounting
  • MAcc, University of Glasgow, 2001. Subject: International Accounting and Financial Management
  • BSc, Technological Educational Institute, 1998. Subject: Accountancy
  • Certificate, University of Derby, 1998. Subject: Combined Subject Program – Socrates EU exchange
  • Lecturer, Aston Business School  (since 2006)
  • Visiting Scholar: NEOMA Business School, Rouen, France (2011 – 2013)/ Ljubljana University, Slovenia (2013) /  DaNang University, Vietnam (2014)
  • Research Fellow, The Cullen Centre for Risk and Governance, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, UK (2004- 2006)
  • Accountant, ‘Oddette Nicos Petrides Co Inc’, Tobacco trading company, Kavala, Greece (1998 – 1999)
  • Part Time accounting assistant, Konstantinos Papapanagiotou, Accounting Office, Kavala, Greece (1997)
  • BF3301 - Organisational Context of Management Accounting
  • BF3394 - Auditing and Professional Ethics
  • Public sector accounting
  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting
  • Organisational Trust
  • Management Control
  • Accounting Pedagogy


  • Dr Marike Noordhoek with Professor Stan Brignall
  • Dr Yulian Wihantoro with Professor Alan Lowe and Dr Stuart Cooper 
  • Mr Luke Onuoha (DBA) with Professor Helen Higson 
  • Ms Fazlin Ali (PhD) with Professor Alan Lowe 
  • Ms Miranti Kartika Dewi (PhD) with Dr Ataur Belal
  • Management Control Association
  • British Accounting Association
  • European Accounting Association
  • British Academy of Management
  • International Association for Accounting Education and Research

Refereed Journal Articles

  • De Loo I., Cooper S., Manochin M. (forthcoming) ‘Enhancing the transparency of accounting research: the case of narrative analysis’ Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management
  • Manochin M., Cooper S. (forthcoming) ‘Dialogic education: reflections from an accounting course’, International Journal of Critical Accounting
  • McWilliams C., Manochin M, (2013) "Engaging junior doctors: evidence from ‘open spaces’ in England", Journal of Health Organization and Management, Vol. 27 Iss: 4
  • Manochin, M., Brignall, S., Lowe A. Howell, C. (2011) ‘Visual modes of governmentality, traffic lights in a housing association’, Management Accounting Research, Vol. 22, No 1, pp. 16 - 25.
  • Bailey S., Asenova D., Hood J., Manochin M. (2010) ‘An exploratory study of the utilisation of the UK’s Prudential Borrowing Framework’, Public Policy and Administration,  Oct 2010, 25, pp. 347 - 363.
  • Manochin M. (2008) ‘The role of trust in the resource allocation process of an old university’, International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research, Vol 1, No 2, pp. 38 - 52.
  • Manochin, M., Jack, L, Howell, C (2008):  The boundaries of reporting sustainable development in social housing.  Public Money and Management 28 (6) pp 345-352.
  • Henry W., Crawford M., Manochin M., McKendrick J., Porter B., and W. Stein (2007):  Audit Committees in Scottish Local Authorities 1998 -2005', Public Policy and Administration, Vol. 22, No 3, p.p. 3003 - 318.
  • Hood J., Asenova D., Bailey S., and M. Manochin (2007): The UK's Prudential Borrowing Framework - A retrograde step in managing risk?, Journal of Risk Research,  Vol. 10, No 1, p.p. 49 - 66.
  • Karasavoglou A., Manochin M. (2004): Macro-economic perspectives on immigration,  Greek Economic History Society, Archives of economic history , Special Edition 2004, Athens, Greece.

 Conference Papers

  • Manochin, M., Cooper, S., Cohanier, B., MARG/MCA 2013, "Visual accounts of performance: an aesthetics of existence pespective," Aston Business School, UK. (2013)
  • Manochin, M., Cooper, S., European Accounting Association Conference, "Dialogic education: Reflections from an accounting course," Rome, Italy. (April 2011)
  • May 2010: European Accounting Association Istanbul to present ‘Visual Modes of governmentality – traffic lights in a housing association’ with Prof Brignall, Prof Lowe and C. Howell.
  • April 2010: British Accounting Association annual conference Cardiff - Accounting Education Symposium, invited in panel discussion with Dr Stuart Cooper.
  • November 2009: ‘Visual Modes of governmentality: traffic lights in a housing association’ with Brignall S., Lowe A., Howell, C. at New Public Sector Workshop - ASTON MARG.
  • May 2009: ‘Teaching research and researching to learn: worlds apart?’ with Cooper S.-Accounting Education SIG – British Accounting Association, University of Essex, May 2009.
  • April 2009: ‘Relational responsibility: an RSL case’ with Jack L. -  British Accounting Association annual conference, University of Dundee.
  • January 2009: ‘Empirical studies in strong structuration: a housing association case’ with Jack L. - Essex Business School / Department of Sociology workshop – Exploring strong structuration theory in accounting and organizations research.
  • November 2008: Manochin, M. & Jack, L.  'Registered social landlords - a relationship responsibility perspective'.  Paper presented at Management Accounting Research Group conference, Aston Business School.
  • April 2008: Manochin, M. & Sillince, J.  'Group identity and trust discourse in a negotiation setting'.  Paper presented at the European Accounting Conference, Erasmus University, Rotterdam.
  • February 2008: Manochin, M. & Sillince, J.  The rhetorical construction of relational orientations:  implications for trust, Accounting Seminars, Essex Business School.
  • May 2008: Manochin, M. and Jack, L. : 'An Evaluation of Sustainable Development and Corporate Governance in Social Housing: a Case Study of a Registered Social Landlord, Seminar of the Management Control Association, Manchester.

Awards and Activities

  • August 2012- July 2014 – Co-investigator in grant application to the Office of First Minister and Deputy First Minister Northern Ireland (OFMDFM)- An Investigation of Gender Equality Issues at Executive Level in Northern Ireland Public Sector Organisations – with Prof Joan Ballantine – Principal investigator (University of Ulster), Professor Kathryn Haynes (Newcastle University), Mr Tony Wall (University of Ulster) – total funding granted  £164,758
  • 2006 – Principal Investigator British Accounting Association Public Services Special Interest Group UK, '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 - Research funding granted £3700
  • 2007 today - Management Accounting Research Group Conference at Aston Business School.
  • 1999 -2003 - Postgraduate Scholarship - I.K.Y. (State Scholarships Foundation, Greece), Athens, Greece.  'Exams in Costing, Financial Accounting, Monetary Economics, English terminology'
  • 1997 - Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Athens, Greece
  • Student Prize for an essay titled: 'Modern Greek Enterprise and State. Co-operative or competitive relations?'
  • 1997 - Telemark College, Telemark, Norway European Week '97 - participation in European Universities workshop. Presentation on : Prerequisites of a foreign investor intending to do business in Greece'
  • 1996 - Ministry of Labour and TEI of Kavala, Xanthi, Greece Research Assistant Research team ' Employment NOW' - Project title: 'Investigation of Models of Business Organisation of women from Pontus, who have repatriated from the former Soviet Union, in relation to the Existing Expertise in the Region of Eastern Macedonia and Thrace and especially in the County of Xanthi'.

Knowledge Transfer

  • 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

Other Roles 

  • Research Convenor, Accounting Group (January, 2015 – Present)

  • Course Director, BSc (Hons) Accounting for Management, School. (January 2010 – June 2014)
  • Member, ABS Learning and Teaching Undergraduate Committee, School. (September 2009 - Present)
  • Member, ABS Research Ethics Committee  (2008 - 2011)
  • Member, ABS Undergraduate Management Team
  • Academic Reviewer: Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal; Organization; Critical Perspectives on Accounting; Journal of Applied Accounting Research
  • External Examiner BPP Business School, London (2011 – 2015) 
  • External Assessor for the Hellenic Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, Athens, Greece  (since 2010)

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