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Dr Richard Baylis

Dr Richard Baylis

Senior Lecturer in Accounting

+44 (0)29 2087 5115
D01, Aberconway Building, Colum Road, Cathays, Cardiff, CF10 3EU


I am a Senior Lecturer in Accounting (Teaching and Scholarship) delivering a range of teaching activities at the undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education level. I hold a PhD in Physics and am a Fellow Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, ICAEW).

My accounting career began when I joined Grant Thornton, qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. At Grant Thornton, I had a wide range of audit clients including large owner managed businesses, AIM listed firms and entities within the Public and Not-for-profit Sectors (e.g. local authorities, NHS trusts and large charities).

My research and scholarship activity focuses on financial reporting, auditing, the public sector and more recently student diversity and engagement. My work has been published in a range of outlets, including the Journal of Accounting and Economics and Accounting and Business Research.



  • BSc Physics with Medical Physics, University of Wales, Swansea
  • PhD Physics, University of Wales, Swansea
  • FCA – Fellow Chartered Accountant, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales
  • FHEA – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • PgCUTL - Postgraduate Certificate in University Teaching and Learning

Committees and reviewing

Adhoc Journal Reviewer for Abacus, Accounting and Business Research, British Accounting Review, European Journal of Finance and Public Money and Management.










Current and Previous Teaching commitments

  • Analysis of Financial Reporting Information (3rd year undergraduate)
  • Advanced Corporate Reporting (3rd year undergraduate)
  • Advanced Financial Reporting (MSc - Accounting & Finance)

Primary research interests

  • Audit quality and markets
  • Public Sector Financial reporting
  • Use of financial reporting information
  • Accounting education and pedagogy
  • Student diversity and engagement

PhD supervision research interests

  • Audit quality within the public sector
  • Accounting education and pedagogy

Areas of expertise