Bornemouth University


Dr Phyllis Alexander is a Principal Academic in Accounting and Taxation within the Business School of Bournemouth University. She joined BU’s Accounting, Finance and Economics Department in 2007 following a successful twenty-year career as a US Certified Public Accountant.

Her professional experiences included general accounting and auditing services with a medium-sized public accounting firm followed by international tax consultancy services with a ‘Big 4’ accounting firm.

Phyllis’ research interests include financial and tax literacy, sustainability reporting, corporate governance, and accounting pedagogy.

Phyllis has been affiliated with AFECA since 2014 and is a current Vice President. She is also the Principal Investigator for the Association’s current Erasmus+ project, Designing Innovative Pedagogy for Complex Accounting Topics (DIPCAT)


Dr Hany Elbardan has a PhD in accounting (Brunel University), MSc and BSc (Hons) in accounting (Alexandria University). He is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance in the Business School within the Faculty of Management of Bournemouth University.

Before joining Bournemouth University in 2017, Hany worked as an Assistant Professor at American University in Kuwait (2015-2016), a visiting lecturer at Roehampton University (2013-2014), a part-time lecturer at Brunel University (2012-2015) and as a senior teaching assistant at Alexandria University, Egypt (1998-2009). In addition to his university work, he acted as a consultant at GHEM consultants, UK (2015-2017). Dr. Elbardan has served on different committees at the university, School, College, and departmental levels.

His research interests include accounting, accounting information systems, ERP systems, internal and external auditing, internal control, risk management, managerial accounting and Corporate Governance. He has gained experience in both quantitative and qualitative research methods across different research areas and theories such as institutional, agency and tournament theories. Over the last few years, his research focus was on the internal auditing adaptation, as a corporate governance mechanism, following the introduction of Enterprise resource planning systems. He is also interested in the associations between Executive Compensation and Firm Performance, divergence/convergence of corporate governance codes, auditor-to-client revolving door, and forensic accounting.

Robert DAY

I hold three degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Following some years as an investment manager for an international group of companies, I have spent 30 years in university education during which time I was a senior lecturer and then Director of the Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation at Bournemouth University where I am currently a research fellow. I am also a fellow of the Southampton Business School and have acted as consultant to a variety of organisations. I have taught and presented research papers extensively throughout the world in the area of corporate governance and corporate responsibility. I was one of the founding members of AFECA in 1993.

Dr. Tuan VU

Dr. Tuan Vu has a PhD in accounting, MSc and BA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance (University of Exeter). He has joined Bournemouth University in September 2017 as a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance. Prior that he had held a position as a part-time lecturer at the University of Exeter on various Accounting and Finance modules.

In addition to his university work, Tuan was working as a financial analyst at the Ministry of Finance in Vietnam while he completed all the exams for Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) qualification. Tuan’s research interests include Accounting information and Stock Markets (including value relevance and decision usefulness), Financial Reporting of Corporate Pension schemes and Corporate Governance.