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Role and Responsibilities
Professor Elizabeth Gammie is Head of the department of Accounting and Finance with teaching interests in Taxation and Financial Accounting. She is involved in skills development courses which are intergrated into many of the programmes and teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Key External/Professional Roles
Elizabeth is responsible for developing links with the professional accountancy bodies and, within this remit, currently sits on the Technical Policy Board, the TPE Exam Board and Council and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland. She is on the Expert Review Group and acts as an external examiner for the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.
Professor Gammie is a research staff member within the Governance and Society theme of the Institute for Management, Governance and Society (IMaGeS) Research Institute.
Her research interests are in the Accounting Profession and Accounting Education and gender issues, looking at:
Accountancy education at both undergraduate and training contract levels
- Prediction of success at undergraduate and professional levels
- Assessment of work based learning
- Recruitment and selection of trainees for the accountancy profession with particular interest in Scotland
- Gender issues particularly within the accountancy profession.
Professor Gammie currently supervises a number of PhD students.
British Accounting Association - most outstanding paper published in British Accounting Review 2008.
Refereed Articles (from 2005)
Gammie, E. and Gammie, R., (2009), The Ethicality of Future Accounting Professionals: the gender divide, Pacific Accounting Review, 21, 1, 48-73.
Gammie, E. and Joyce, Y., (2009), Competence-based approaches to the assessment of professional accountancy training work experience requirements, Accounting Education: an international journal, 3, 1-24.
Gammie, E. and Kirkham, L., (2008), Breaking the link with a university education in the creation of a chartered accountant: the ICAS story, British Accounting Review, 40, 4, 356 – 375.
Gammie, E. and Matson, M., (2007), Group Assessment at final degree level: an evaluation, Accounting education: an international journal, 16, 2, 185-206.
Paver, B., and Gammie, E., (2005), Constructed gender, learning style and academic performance, Accounting education: an international journal, 14, 4, 427 – 444.
Refereed Articles (pre-2005)
Cargill, E., Gammie, E. and Gammie, B., (2004), Selection Techniques within the Accountancy profession in Scotland, Journal of Applied Accounting Research, 7, (ii), 1–51.
Gammie, E, Jones, P. and Robertson-Millar, C., (2003), Accountancy undergraduate performance: a statistical model, Accounting Education, an international journal, 12, 1, 63–78.
Gammie, E., Paver, B., Gammie, R. and Duncan, F., (2003), Gender differences: an undergraduate exploration, Accounting Education; an international journal, 12, 2, 177-196.
Gammie, B. , Gammie, E. and Cargill, E., (2002) , Personal Skills Development in the Accounting Curriculum, Accounting Education : an international journal, 11, 1, 63-78.
Gammie, E., Duncan, F. and Gammie, B., (2002), Reflections on the development and operation of a distance learning auditing module, Education and Training, 44, 1, 11-22.
Gammie, B. and Gammie, E., (2002), The impact of policy on the professional practice of higher education academics , The International Journal of Management Education, 2, 2, 3-14.
Gammie, E., Duncan, F. and Gammie, B., (2001), The development, implementation and operation of an undergraduate distance learning module in auditing: a teaching note, Accounting Education: an international journal, 10, 3, 1- 0.
Gammie, E., (2000), A methodological comparison of biodata development for use in a selection context, Journal of Current Research in Global Business, Fall, 2, 62-72.
Gammie, E., (2000), The use of biodata in the pre-selection of fully-accredited graduates for chartered accountancy training places in Scotland, Accounting and Business Research, 31, 1, 19-37.
Gammie, E., (1999), Pre-selecting graduates who succeed in passing chartered accountancy examinations, ICAS Monograph.
Gammie, B., and Gammie, E., (1997), Career progression in accountancy - The role of personal and situational factors, Women in Management Review, 12, 5, 167-173.
Gammie, E., (1996), Accountancy graduate selection procedures - a critical analysis, The International Journal of Career Management, 1, 2, 31-38.
Gammie, E., (1996), The use of biodata to determine chartered accountancy examination success, First Biennial Biodata Conference - proceedings, 599-634.
Gammie, E., and Gammie, B., (1995), Women chartered accountants - progressing in the right direction?, Woman in Management Review, 10, 1, 5-13.
Gammie, E., and Hornby, W., (1994), Learning contracts, sandwich education and the accreditation of work-based learning, an evaluation, Capability, 1, 2, 46-58.
Flin, R., Anderson, E., Burnett, J., Ferns, C. and Slaven, G. (1991), Labour shortages can women fill the gap?, Grampian Enterprise Ltd.
Anderson, E. (1991), Assessment of the placement, The Robert Gordon Institute of Technology.
Gammie, E., Allison, M. and McDonagh, J. (1995), Education review, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.
Gammie, E. (1998), The validity of biodata as a selection tool within the Scottish accountancy profession, Unpublished doctoral thesis.
Gammie, E. (2000), Conference Report, Accounting Education; an international journal, 9, 2, 201 – 203.
Gammie, E. and Lines, D., (2004), Assessment Methods Report, International Federation of Accountants, New York, ISBN 1-931949-33-6.
Gammie, E., Sangster, A. and Marriot, N., (2006), Guest Editorial and Conference Report, Accounting Education; an international journal , 15, 3, 239-241.
Gammie, E. and Mathews, R., (2007), Guest Editorial, Accounting Education; an international journal, 16, 2, 123-127.
Gammie, E., Gammie, B., Matson, M. and Duncan F., (2007), Women of ICAS reaching the top: the demise of the glass ceiling, ICAS, Edinburgh.
Gammie, E., (2007), Hearts of glass, PQ magazine cover story, September, 5, 9, 22-23.
Gammie, E., Hamilton, S. and Cargill, E., (2008), Development of relevant non-technical skills in ICAS trainees, ICAS, Edinburgh.
Gammie, E., Hamilton, S. and Cargill, E., (2010), Searching for good practice in the development and assessment of non-technical skills in accounting trainees – a global study, IAAER.
Gammie, E, Herborn, K and Whiting, R., (2010), Parenthood through a gendered lens: the prospects for partnership, Focus on research, Autumn, 24, 13-14.
£300 (1995) The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland for syllabus review research.
£1,350 (1995) The Scottish Chartered Accountancy Trust for Education, for paper presentation at the American Accounting Association Conference.
£1,000 (1999) The Scottish Chartered Accountancy Trust for Education, for paper presentation at the European Accounting Association Conference.
£23,000 (2003) The International Federation of Accountants for assessment project with Lines, D.
£7,500 (2003) The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland for gender project with Gammie,B., Duncan, F., and Matson, M.
£2,000 (2004) The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland for school leaver entry to the profession project with Kirkham, L.
£386 (2005) The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland for paper presentation at the EAA Conference in Gothenberg.
£6,000 (2007) The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland for research into the development of relevant non-technical skills in ICAS trainees with Hamilton, S. and Cargill, E.
$25,000 (2008/2010) IAAER/ACCA, Searching for best practice in the development and assessment of non-technical skills in accountancy trainees – a global study with Cargill, E. and Hamilton, S.
£2,000 (2008) The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland for research into the effects of gender and family structure on partnership prospects in accountancy public practice.
£18,080 (2008/2009) The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland for research into the strategic development of professional education.