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Assistant Professor in Accounting in the Business School+44 (0) 191 33 45107


Mercy Denedo is an Associate Professor in Accounting. Before joining Durham in November 2017, she was a doctoral student and a Graduate Teaching Assistant at Heriot-Watt University. Her undergraduate and MSc degrees were in Accounting from Delta State University, Nigeria and Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge respectively.

Underlining Mercy’s research is interest in social and environmental issues that affect our everyday realities from a critical perspective. Mercy’s research is concerned with how accounting or other alternative forms of accounting could be used to facilitate stakeholders’ engagement, improve governance and accountability, organisational decision making, their everyday operations and the everyday realities of voiceless stakeholders.

She aspires to conduct, and supervise doctoral research embedded within these core research interests. She is interested in exploring and supervising interdisciplinary studies on sustainability and human rights accounting, accountability and governance research within a conflict and environmentally polluted arena, counter accounts, NGOs accountability, social housing and public-sector accounting in developed and developing countries to influence policies and practices.

Mercy’s research has been presented at practitioner-focused conferences and workshops, international conferences, seminars and doctoral colloquia including those organised by the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting, the Alternative Accounts Conference, and the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) among others.

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Mercy's research interest focuses on interdisciplinary studies on accountability in relation to human rights, sustainability accounting, social housing, counter accounting and the sustainable development goals.

Research interests

  • Sustainable Development Goals
  • Social Housing
  • Counter accounting in conflict arenas
  • Social, environmental and sustainability accounting
  • NGOs accountability
  • Organisational activities and engagements, particularly it impacts on the everyday realities of the other stakeholders
  • Public sector accounting from developing countries context


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