Dr Danny Chow

School of Business

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

(01) 474 7500


Dr Danny Chow recently joined Maynooth University. Before moving to Maynooth, he worked at the University of York (UK), Durham University, Birkbeck, University of London and the University of Manchester. He graduated (BA 1st class hons., MPhil, PhD) at the University of Leeds and University of Cambridge and is also a Fellow of Advance HE (formerly the Higher Education Academy UK).

His academic background is in the disciplines of accounting, public sector management and finance. He has recently been appointed onto the editorial board of the Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management (JPBAFM: ISSN: 1096-3367) from 2020-2022. He is also currently serving as an examiner at the University of London’s International Programmes and has recently completed a stint as an external examiner at University College London (UCL) from 2015-2019. He also serves as an external member of the ACCA’s Public Sector Global Forum.

Research Interests

Danny’s research is interdisciplinary in nature, focusing on public sector accounting, public sector management and financial reporting. He is particularly interested in the organizational conflicts that often arise when accounting is introduced as a management tool in the public sector.

External links to Danny's research profile:

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2018 Chow, D., Coombs, H., Hodges, R. et al. (2018) 'UK experiences' In: The research-practice gap on accounting in the public services : an international analysis. Basingstoke, Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan. [Link] [DOI]
2016 Bracci, E. and Chow, D. (2016) 'When is personalisation co-production? The case of personal budgets in English social care' In: Co-production in the public sector: Experiences and challenges. Cham : Springer. [Link]
2005 Chow, D.S.L., Humphrey, C., and Miller, P. (2005) 'Financial Management in the UK Public Sector: Historical Development, Current Issues, and Controversies' In: International public financial management reform : progress, contradictions, and challenges. Greenwich, Conn. and London : Information Age Publishing and Eurospan [distributor]. [Link]

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2020 Chow D.; Bracci E. (2020) 'Neoliberalism, accounting, and the transformation of subjectivities in social work: A study on the implementation of personal budgets'. Financial Accountability and Management, 36 (2):151-170. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Chow D.; Aggestam Pontoppidan C. (2019) 'The United Nations’ (UN) decision to adopt International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS)'. Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management, 31 (2):285-306. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Chow D.S.L.; Greatbatch D.; Bracci E. (2019) 'Financial Responsibilisation and the Role of Accounting in Social Work: Challenges and Possibilities'. British Journal of Social Work, 49 (6):1582-1600. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2019 Chow D.S.L.; Pollanen R.; Baskerville R.; Aggestam-Pontoppidan C.; Day R. (2019) 'Usefulness of consolidated government accounts: A comparative study'. Public Money and Management, 39 (3):175-185. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2013 Brusca I.; Montesinos V.; Chow D.S.L. (2013) 'Legitimating International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS): the case of Spain'. Public Money and Management, 33 (6):437-444. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2013 Tong V.C.H.; Chow D.S.L. (2013) 'A study of student participation and nonparticipation in prelecture electronic surveys'. British Journal of Educational Technology, 44 (5):869-880. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2011 Purcell C.; Chow D.S.L. (2011) 'The reorganization of children's social services in England'. Public Money and Management, 31 (6):403-410. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2009 Chow D.; Humphrey C.; Moll J. (2009) 'New development: In pursuit of WGA—Research findings from the UK'. Public Money and Management, 29 (4):257-260. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2007 Chow D.S.L.; Humphrey C.; Moll J. (2007) 'DEVELOPING WHOLE OF GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING IN THE UK: GRAND CLAIMS, PRACTICAL COMPLEXITIES AND A SUGGESTED FUTURE RESEARCH AGENDA'. Financial Accountability and Management, 23 (1):27-54. [DOI] [Full-Text]
2005 Duxbury D.; Keasey K.; Zhang H.; Chow S. (2005) 'Mental accounting and decision making: Evidence under reverse conditions where money is spent for time saved'. Journal of Economic Psychology, 26 (4):567-580. [DOI] [Full-Text]

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2001 Chow D. (2001) Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings The effects of time delay in electronic commerce [DOI] [Full-Text]

Published Report

Year Publication
2015 Chow, D., Day, R., Baskerville, R., Pollanen, R. and Aggestam, C. (2015) Consolidated Government Accounts: Who is using them. ACCA, . [Link]
2014 Aggestam, C., Chow, D., Day, R. and Pollanen, R. (2014) Whole of Government Accounts: Who is using them?. ACCA, . [Link]
2008 Chow, D.S.L., Humphrey, C. and Moll, J. (2008) Whole of Government Accounting in the UK. ACCA, . [Link]

Policy Contribution

Year Publication
2016 Ferry, L. and Chow, D. (2016) Evidence to the Inquiry into Government Accounts. London: [Policy Contribution] [Link]
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Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/11/2018 Joint best paper prize New Public Services Workshop, University of Edinburgh


Start date Institution Qualification Subject
Advance HE (formerly Higher Education Academy UK) Fellow Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Other Activities

Danny is an external member of ACCA's Global Forum for the Public Sector. https://www.accaglobal.com/us/en/technical-activities/global-forums/public-sector/forum-members-public.html

Teaching Interests

Danny’s teaching and research are interdisciplinary in nature, focusing on public sector accounting, public sector management and financial reporting. He is particularly interested in the organisational conflicts that often arise when accounting is introduced as a management tool in the public sector.

His main areas of teaching is in financial accounting and reporting, though he has also taught management accounting, accounting theory, auditing, public sector management, financial risk management, qualitative research methods, ethics, case studies in accounting and dissertation supervisions, at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level.

His teaching experience spans two decades, across the following institutions: University of York, Durham University, Birkbeck, University of London International Programmes; University of Manchester; Hong Kong University SPACE; Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Singapore Institute of Management.

Danny is currently supervising a PhD student (Shuyi Liu, University of York, with Philip Linsley). He has successfully supervised 7 doctoral students to completion (5 PhD, 1 DBA and 1 visiting PhD), many of whom have built successful careers in academia, industry or government (e.g., Ministry of Finance, China; Ministry of Finance, Indonesia) and has served as an external examiner for PhDs. He is interested in hearing from outstanding potential candidates who want to work in these areas for their doctorates.

At Maynooth, Danny is currently the module leader for AC152 Financial Accounting 1 and AC202 Financial Accounting 3 for Semester 2, Academic year 2020-21.