Dr Danny Chow

School of Business

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

(01) 474 7500


Dr Danny Chow joined Maynooth University in 2021. 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 is currently serving on the editorial board of the Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting and Financial Management (JPBAFM).

He has also concluded roles as a chief examiner (in 2024) on Accounting: Markets and Organizations for the University of London’s International Programmes and as an external examiner (in 2019) at University College London (UCL). 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 across all areas of the public sector, ranging from accounting, financial reporting, management and organizations.

His latest paper, on consolidated government accounting reforms (WGA), was featured in Public Money & Management.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2024 Danny Chow; Elaine Stewart (2024) 'Whole-of-government reporting and network governance' In: Handbook of Accounting and Public Governance. Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar. [Link]
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
2024 Danny Chow; Christopher Humphrey; Jodie Moll (2024) 'Preserving hopes in accounting reforms—the case of WGA'. Public Money and Management, . [DOI]
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 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 Rody O'Brien's doctorate with Dr Kate Cullen at Maynooth. Another doctorate student of his (Shuyi Liu, University of York, UK) has recently completed their viva. 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 BBS Business and Accounting (CAO/PAC code MH407) Programme Director, module leader for AC152 Financial Accounting 1, AC202 Financial Accounting 3, and AC503 Finance for Accountants. He also supervises masters level students on AC699A Minor Thesis in Accounting.