Dr Kate Ringham


Programme Lead Applied Accounting

Oxford Brookes Business School

Kate Ringham


Kate is the Programme Lead, BSc Applied Accounting.  The BSc Applied Accounting is a unique partnership between Association of Chartered Certirifed Accountants (ACCA) and Oxford Brookes Business School that provides ACCA students with an opportunity to earn an Oxford Brookes university degree whilst studying for their ACCA qualification. 

Having qualified as a Chatered Accountant with Price Waterhouse, London and then completed her doctorate with Oxford Brookes Uiniversity, Kate understands the value of the combination of academic and professional qualifications. 

The BSc Applied Accounting provides ACCA students, wherever they are in the world, the opportunity to engage with higher education. 

Teaching and supervision

Modules taught

  • Reserach and Analysis project

I am in volved in the dleivery of professional education courses such as Help to Grow Management  


PhD supervision of students interested in non financial reporting and disclosure.


Kate’s research interest is non financial reporting (CSR reporting or sustainability reporting) and in how business accounts for the wider (social and environmental) impact of its actions.  She has analysed the CSR reporting of the FTSE 100 to explore how business defines the boundary of social and environmental reporting. 

Research impact

Interest in the social and environment impact of business is increasing and there is a wide range of guidance relating to non financial reporting.  This guidance, may or may not, provide the transparency users expact or want and can lack conceptual clarity. My reserach seeks to analyse the conceptual assumptions made by the guidance providers, assess the extent to which non financial reporting meets user needs and to support business in their decision making on issues relating to social and environmental impact.   

Centres and institutes


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Professional information


Courses introducing finance to non financial managers