Portrait of  John English John English

j.m.english@hud.ac.uk | 01484 472117



Senior Lecturer in Accountancy and Finance, Department of Accountancy, Finance and Economics
PATS Champion



John is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Accountancy and Finance Department of the Business School. He first joined the Accountancy Department in July 2000 when he was appointed as the 1st year undergraduate tutor.

John has been selected as one of the few winners of the University Extra Mile Awards – a student nominated Cross University Award.

Before joining the Accountancy department John held various management roles during a 20 year career in the Banking Sector covering all aspects of personal and corporate investment and finance.


  • Dip HE in Accountancy - University of Huddersfield
  • BA (Hons) Accountancy and Finance - 1st class - University of Huddersfield
  • Post Graduate Certificate of Professional Development - University of Huddersfield
  • MA in Professional Development (Higher Education)

Projects and committee memberships

  • Employability SIG
  • Business School TLC
  • TQEF project - formative assessment
  • TQEF project - PDP
  • HUBS working party - Induction and the first year experience
  • Founder member of the student retention forum

Research and Scholarship

  • Personal and Professional Development of students
  • Employability within the curriculum
  • Accountancy Education - the establishment of baselines
  • Plagiarism
  • Peer review processes to support and encourage criticality and engagement
  • Bank rating, Financial Markets, Credit Scoring and Risk assessment.
  • Currently undertaking a PhD investigating Bank Credit Ratings

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Ntim, C., English, J., Nwachukwu, J. and Wang, Y. (2015) ‘On the efficiency of the global gold marketsInternational Review of Financial Analysis , 41, pp. 218-236. ISSN 1057-5219


Abdou, H., English, J. and Adewunmi, P. (2014) ‘An investigation of risk management practices in electronic banking: the case of the UK banksBanks and Bank Systems , 9 (3). ISSN 1816-7403

Potter, M., English, J. and Ireland, C. (2014) ‘How far can peers go in supporting student learning? A Student’s Perspective’. In: 11th ALDinHE Conference: Learning Development Spaces and Places, 14-16 Apr 2014, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, United Kingdom

English, J. and Ireland, C. (2014) ‘Graduate Employability in the Curriculum: Student 'expectations v outcomes'. Is it a bridge too far? - a real conundrum!’. In: Shift 2014: Enhancing Employment Outcomes: What Works?, 10 Jan 2014, University of Greenwich


Ireland, C. and English, J. (2013) ‘Student oral presentations: incorporating peer e-assessment’. In: 10th ALDinHE Conference 2013: Celebrating Learning Development, 25-27 March 2013, Plymouth University


English, J (2012) ‘Employability is the answer but what's the question’. In: The Higher Education Academy Workshop and Seminar Series, 10th July 2012, University of Huddersfield


Ireland, C. and English, J. (2011) ‘Let Them Plagiarise: Developing Academic Writing in a Safe EnvironmentJournal of Academic Writing , 1 (1), pp. 165-172. ISSN 2225-8973

Ireland, C. and English, J. (2011) Challenging and developing conceptions of plagiarism held by first year Accountancy undergraduates iParadigms Europe

Ireland, C. and English, J. (2011) ‘Engaging Students in the Topic of Plagiarism by Using a Student Response System’. In: European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing Conference 2011, 29th June – 1st July, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland

English, J. and Ireland, C. (2011) ‘Accountants in Organisations – a module delivering impact’. In: Graduates with Impact: through excellence in business education, BMAF Annual Conference, 10th - 11th May 2011, Bournemouth

Ireland, C. and English, J. (2011) ‘Plagiarism: Let's start as we don't mean to go on.’. In: Assessment matters – original assessment for original student work, 31 March 2011, The Higher Education Academy, York


Ireland, C. and English, J. (2010) ‘Supported practice and feedback: uncovering students’ understanding of plagiarism through using varied activities’. In: Supporting academic integrity: Approaches and resources for higher education. : The Higher Education Academy. pp. 35-36. ISBN 9781907207259

English, J. and Ireland, C. (2010) ‘Employability – A Question of Responsibility’. In: ceth Conference 2010 - Employability in the Curriculum; Beyond the Bolt-On?, 22-23rd June 2010, University of Central Lancashire, UK

Ireland, C. and English, J. (2010) ‘Accounting for learner differences in the classroom means some students have to plagiarise’. In: BMAF Annual Conference 2010. Assessment & Assessment Standards: Challenges for Business Education, 20 - 21 April 2010, Newcastle Marriott Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne


Ireland, C. and English, J. (2009) ‘Let Them Plagiarise: Developing academic writing in a safe environment’. In: European Association for the Teaching of Academic Writing Conference 2009, 30 June – 2 July 2009, Coventry University, England


English, J. and Ireland, C. (2008) ‘Let them Plagiarise!’. In: Teaching and Learning Conference 2008: Enhancing Learning: Technology by Design, 15 September 2008, University of Huddersfield

English, J. and Ireland, C. (2008) ‘Developing the tools of the trade: reconciling vocational and academic demands’. In: Doing University: Student Transitions and Skills in Higher Education, 19 March 2008, University of Huddersfield


University Extra Mile Awards – a student nominated Cross University Award

Keynote speaker for University of Greenwich (Jan 2014) “Graduate Employability in the Curriculum”

Teaching and Professional Activities

Current Module leader for:

  • An 'innovative teaching' subject called Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Accountants in Organisations which has embedded and engaged students in the key area of Personal and Professional Development.

Recent feedback from one of the Partners in Accountancy Guest Lecturers:-
“Your prizewinners were a class act and … are proof of the impact the AIO module is having on those who take part in the way they genuinely appreciate what is done for them. These are the sorts of things that will prepare your students well for graduation and entering the employment market. I genuinely think what you are doing with them from level 1 is fantastic in giving them the focus on what they want to achieve beyond graduation and developing themselves as individuals more broadly than the academic curriculum”

John has been a module leader/tutor for

  • Investment module at Masters level using the Stock Trak software platform
  • Masters module in Banking and Financial Systems.
  • Financial Accountancy
  • Management and Cost Accountancy
  • Corporate Finance
  • ACCA Audit and Internal Review.
  • Audit and Review

Currently Internal moderator for:

  •  Corporate Finance - a core final year undergraduate module
  •  Management Science Applications


  •  Corporate Financial Management a master’s degree subject
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Auditing - an ACCA exemption final year degree option subject

Professional Memberships

  • Member of the FHEA, Member of the EATAW