Portrait of  Lynn Avison Lynn Avison

l.avison@hud.ac.uk | 01484 471338


Position: Subject Leader, Department of Accountancy, Finance and Economics
Qualifications: BA, MA, PgCert, FCA, FHEA


Lynn is currently head of Undergraduate Accountancy and Finance programmes.

Lynn joined the Business School as a part-time lecturer in 1990 whilst running her own accountancy practice following a career in auditing with one of the big four firms of accountants. She became a full-time member of staff in 2000 and was appointed as a principal lecturer and course leader of the undergraduate accountancy programmes in 2007.

She holds a BA with Honours in Geography from Leeds University, an MA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Huddersfield and a PgCert in Higher Education Practice: Research Supervision and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Lynn is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Research and Scholarship

Lynn is a member of the Financial Ethics and Governance (FEGReG) research group and is registered for a PhD in the area of audit committees and further education governance.

Publications and Other Research Outputs


Elghuweel, M., Ntim, C., Opong, K. and Avison, L. (2017) ‘Corporate governance, Islamic governance and earnings management in Oman: A new empirical insights from a behavioural theoretical frameworkJournal of Accounting in Emerging Economies . ISSN 2042-1168


Cowton, C. and Avison, L. (2012) ‘UK audit committees and the Revised CodeCorporate Governance , 12 (1), pp. 42-53. ISSN 1472-0701


Avison, L. and Cowton, C. (2008) Responding to the Revised Code on corporate governance: UK audit committees Huddersfield, UK: Financial Ethics and Governance Research Group University of Huddersfield (Unpublished)

Research Degree Supervision

Lynn was part of the supervision team for a PhD candidate which covers the area of Corporate Reporting Disclosure. Completed June 2016.

Administrative Responsibilities

Currently head of Undergraduate Accountancy and Finance programmes.

Member of the School Teaching and Learning Committee, School Board and the School Accreditation and Validation Panel.

Teaching and Professional Activities

Lynn is module leader for Advanced Corporate Reporting, a final year module, and teaches on the undergraduate Issues in Accounting and Finance module and postgraduate Governing risk: Ethics and Audit module.

She is also actively involved with recruitment (home and overseas) and admissions as well as Schools and College Liaison.

Professional Activities

  • Former marker for a number of professional bodies


  • FHEA