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Dr Penny Chaidali

Dr Penny Chaidali

Lecturer in Accounting

Cardiff Business School

+44 (0)29 2087 0978
D22C, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU


Penny joined the Accounting and Finance Section as a Lecturer in Accounting in January 2019. She holds a PhD in Accounting from the Economics, Finance, and Management (EFM) Department, University of Bristol.

Her research interests lie within the area of business reporting, integrated reporting, accountability and impression management in annual reports. 

Penny is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She was a committee member of the Financial Accounting and Reporting Special Interest Group (FARSIG) of BAFA from 2016 to 2022 and served as Secretary of FARSIG from 2019 to 2022. She has been involved in the development of a number of discussion papers on the future of financial reporting supported by FARSIG and ACCA. Penny has co-organised the following Symposia and conferences:



  • Fellow in Higher Education Academy
  • PhD in Accounting, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • MSc in Accounting, Finance and Management, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
  • BSc in Business Administration, University of Patras, Greece

Academic positions

  • 2019 - present: Lecturer in Accounting, Cardiff University
  • 2018 - 2019: Senior Teaching Associate in Accounting, University of Bristol
  • 2013 - 2018: Teaching Associate in Accounting, University of Bristol

Committees and reviewing

  • Journal reviewer (Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, British Accounting Review, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Qualitative Research in Accounting and Finance)
  • Accounting seminar organiser at Cardiff University







       Current Teaching commitments

  • BS1512: Foundations of Business Accounting (Year 1 -  Undergraduate module leader)
  • BS2516: Corporate Reporting (Year 2 - Undergraduate co-module leader)
  • BST957: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting (Postgraduate contributor)

       Teaching experience

       Penny has previously taught on the following modules:

  • BS1611: Fundamentals of Financial Reporting (Year 1 - Undergraduate tutor)
  • BS3521: Advanced Corporate Reporting (Year 3 - Undergraduate tutor)
  • BS3614: Corporate Governance and Accountability (Year 3 - Undergraduate tutor)
  • BST251: Research Topics in Accounting (Postgraduate contributor)

      Teaching Awards

  • Nominated for the Cardiff University Most Innovative Teacher Award, 2020

Research interests

          Critical accounting, Business Reporting, Integrated Reporting, Accountability, Impression Management

    Working papers

    • Making sense of the annual report: Exploring the experiences of preparers, joint with Prof. Michael John Jones.
    • The design and production of the annual report from a sensemaking perspective: A field investigation, joint with Prof. Michael John Jones.