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Dr. Patricia Bowe

Title:

Lecturer in Accounting

School/ Department:

Business - Accountancy And Economics

Telephone:

+353 0 051 834027.

Room Name/ Num:

E18 1977 - Business Building

Campus:

Main Campus

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My Biography

I am a lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Economics in the School of Business since 1997, lecturing on a number of undergraduate and post-graduate programmes.  My subject areas are Financial Accounting and Taxation.  I also supervise research projects on taught post-graduate programmes. 

I am the Co-ordinator for the DBA (Doctorate in Business Administration) programme for the 2016/20 group.

My educational background includes professional examinations of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICAS) and the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).  I hold an MSc in Corporate Governance from Bournemouth University (UK) and a Doctorate in Education (EdD) from The University of Sheffield (UK).

Prior to joining WIT, I worked with KPMG, PwC and also in industry.

Research

My Doctorate in Education thesis focused on how the assessment regime in higher education influences student learning and how lecturers’ perceive educationally worthwhile learning.

How students learn at second level (rote learning) is inappropriate for higher education and education providers must adopt strategies that promote deep learning so as to ensure our graduates are work ready.

Teaching

In recent years, my teaching primarily focuses on accounting related subjects within and outside the Business School.  My main subject is Taxation – Corporate and Capital taxes.  The programmes on which I lecture include:

  • MB in Accounting     

  • Bachelor of Business Studies

  • BA in Accounting

  • BA in Finance and Investment

I am also involved in supervising student’s projects/dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Professional

Qualified as Accountant with KPMG, Dublin (1988 – 1992) and also worked with PwC, (Waterford) (1994 - 1995).

Worked as Financial Controller in 2 SMEs, one in the construction industry, the other leisure and tourism

Publications

Bowe, P. & O Gorman, B., (2005). Telephone Survey as part of development of a database European Conference on Research Methods, Paris, and April 2005

Bowe, P (2005). Governance Structures in Privately owned Family Businesses in South East Ireland International family enterprise research academy, Barcelona, April 2005

Bowe, P (2013). Exploring the concept of Formative Assessment as an Effective Learning Tool in Higher Education Programmes

Conference Presentations:

European Conference on Research Methods, April 2005

International Family Enterprise Research Academy, April 2005

Irish Academy of Management, University College Cork, 2005

Irish Academy of Management, WIT, 2013 – Awarded Track Best Paper

Irish Academy of Management, UL, 2014

Higher Education Conference, University of Sheffield, UK, 2015