Professor David Heald

About Myself

 
Professor David HealdI am Professor of Public Sector Accounting at the Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow. My research interests focus on: public sector accounting reform; public expenditure management and control; public audit; public sector corporate governance; and financing devolved governments. In these areas, I also have extensive policy involvement. In October 2014 I was awarded Fellowship of the Academy of Social Sciences and, in March 2016, Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. I have edited two books in the Proceedings of the British Academy series: Transparency: The Key to Better Governance? (2006) with Christopher Hood (All Souls College, Oxford) on the relevance of 'transparency' to public policy; and When the Party's Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze in Perspective (2014) with Christopher Hood and Rozana Himaz (Oxford Brookes University). I am currently writing up the results of a Leverhulme Trust project on 'The architecture, governance and substance of UK public audit'. I am also writing papers flowing from my earlier Royal Society of Edinburgh project on 'Improving the quality of public expenditure'. With Tom Mullen (Glasgow) and Gordon Marnoch (Ulster), I am currently directing an ESRC-funded project on 'Communicating Brexit's Impact on the Law, Governance and Public Finances of the UK Devolved Nations and the Republic of Ireland'. Information about this project can be found on the project website at impactbrexit.com and impactbrexit.eu. His research on the effects of austerity on the governance of public bodies and on the use of government guarantees has just been published.