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Maria Ishaque


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Research Interests

Over the coming years, my plan is to conduct REF-able research that has higher likelihood of attracting external funding. I am, particularlly, interested in Behavioural Accounting, Ethical Issues in Professional Accounting and Disruptive Technologies in Professional Accounting.

PhD Project

My PhD was titled “Managing Conflict of Interests in Professional Accounting Firms” and it belongs to the broad domain of Behavioural Accounting & Auditing. I developed a cognitive approach, through integration of ‘Social Cognitive Theory’ and the ‘Throughput Model of Decision-Making’, to understand the professionals’ decision-making in the events of conflict of interests. I collected data by conducting experiment with 105 accounting professionals from the Big 4 accounting firms in the UK and used SmartPLS 3 to analyse the empirical data.  

Education/Academic qualification

Management Accounting & Auditing, Doctorate, Anglia Ruskin University


Finance & Business Management, MSc, University of Bedfordshire


External positions

Associate Lecturer (Accounting & Finance), Anglia Ruskin University

Feb 2016Sep 2017

Research Assistant, Anglia Ruskin University

Jan 2013Jan 2016

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Conflict of interest Business & Economics
Accounting firms Business & Economics
Decision making Business & Economics
Behavioral accounting Business & Economics
Funding Business & Economics
Ethical issues Business & Economics
Disruptive technology Business & Economics
Ethical judgment Business & Economics

Research Output 2017 2017

  • 1 Other contribution

Managing Conflict of Interests in Professional Accounting Firms

Ishaque, M. 4 Oct 2017 271 p.

Research output: Other contribution

Accounting firms
Conflict of interest
Decision making
Ethical judgment

Activities 2013 2018

  • 5 Participation in conference
  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course
  • 1 Invited talk

Workshop with PhD students at the University of Roehampton.

Ishaque, M. (Speaker)
20 Jun 2018

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

European Accounting Association Annual Conference

Ishaque, M. (Contributor)
10 May 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

Management Accounting Research Group Conference

Ishaque, M. (Participant)
24 Nov 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

Management Accounting Research Group Conference

Ishaque, M. (Participant)
24 Nov 2016

Activity: Participation in conference


Research Bursary

Maria Ishaque (Recipient), Aug 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)