- PhD Researcher
- Business -Accountancy And Economics
- [email protected]
- Luke Wadding Library
- Main Campus
Katie Scallan is a first-class honours graduate from Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) where she completed both the Bachelor of Business Degree and Masters of Business in Accounting. During her time in WIT she was awarded a Certificate of Academic Excellence (2011) and the Graduate Business Scholarship programme by the AIB Centre of Finance and Business Research (2013). Following graduation from WIT, Katie gained three years’ experience in practice with PriceWaterhouseCoopers where she qualified as a Chartered Accountant. During her time in practice she gained experience in a variety of financial services for both public and private entities across many different industry sectors. Services provided include: statutory audits, group reporting engagement, non- audit services and FRS 102 transition services.
Katie has developed a number of skills during her academic and professional journey to date. Katie has demonstrated experience in managing teams. She has a passion for coaching and developing individuals whilst endeavouring to promote quality work when meeting deadlines.
As part of the Masters of Business in Accounting, Katie completed a dissertation entitled “The Impact of Voluntary Auditor Rotation upon Corporate Valuation: An Empirical study of FTSE 350 Companies.” The study investigated the reaction of the capital markets to the announcement of auditor rotation. This research was performed under the supervision of Mr. John Casey.
A recipient of the WIT President’s PhD Scholarship, Katie commenced her doctoral studies in January 2018. She is a member of the AIB Centre for Finance and Business Research and her research contributes to the Governance and Responsibility Theme of the Centre. Katie’s research entitled “Why Serve? Motivations of Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) on Boards of Not-for-Profit Organisations” – sets out to explore the motivations of NEDs, aspiring to capture NEDs sense making activities as they narrate their decisions to join a board. Deploying a Derridian inspired approach (Howells, 1998), the contestable, unfixed, contradictory, and indeterminately open question of ‘why serve?’ will be explored. This research is being performed under the supervision of Dr. Collette Kirwan, Dr. Richard Burke and Dr. Ray Griffin.