Catherine Metcalfe

BSc (Economics), MSc Finance, FCCA

Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Oxford Brookes Business School

Catherine Metcalfe


Teaching and module leadership in undergraduate and postgraduate accounting and finance. Support for professional colleagues at partner university in Chengdu. Academic advising.

Teaching and supervision


Modules taught

  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Finance Concepts
  • International Finance
  • Management Accounting
  • Raising Individual Financial Awareness
  • Accounting and Financial Information

Catherine has led and taught undergraduate and master's modules in management accounting and in finance at Oxford Brookes University since 2005.

In addition to teaching and module leadership, Catherine supports students on placement

Professional information

Memberships of professional bodies

  • ACCA

Further details

Catherine trained as an accountant with the Birmingham office of Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers), working with major automotive and aerospace manufacturers and their network of suppliers across the West Midlands. She has also worked with the financial services arm of the Sumitomo Corporation, managing “back office” systems to support trading in futures and options.

Between 1999 and 2005, Catherine was a freelance, in-company training consultant, designing and presenting finance courses for non-financial managers for Pan Macmillan Publishers Limited and for the Book House Training Centre.

Catherine has a first degree in economics from the London School of Economics and, in 2011, completed a master's degree in finance, awarded by the University of Leicester. As a part of this latter degree, Catherine undertook a survey of cash management and short-term financing techniques used by one hundred smaller and medium-sized manufacturing and technology companies in Oxford and the Thames Valley. Using this material, Catherine made a presentation to The Manufacturing Advisory Service in Oxford on cash management and cash forecasting for SMEs. Catherine has given comment to BBC Radio Oxford and to The Oxford Times on the subject of the “credit crunch” and on developments in the Thames Valley's automotive sector.