Alan is Deputy Director (Education) and Principal Teaching Fellow in Accounting in the School of Management. He is Chair of School Teaching Committee; Chair of School Examination Boards; Teaching Lead: Finance, Accounting and Economics; and is responsible for a number of teaching staff. He is a qualified accountant (FCCA and ACMA/CGMA), with a Doctorate in Education (EdD), an MSc in Business, a Higher Education Teaching Certificate and an MA in Early Modern History. He is Professor in Managerial Accounting at Tongji University, Shanghai, and also at Ecole des Ponts, Paris. He specialises in Managerial Accounting, and Financial Management, and generic Accounting modules. His scholarship interests are accounting history, technology in education, and curriculum design/evaluation. He has extensive international training and consultancy expertise. He has published custom textbooks, scholarship papers, and presents regularly at international scholarship conferences. He has held a number of senior positions elsewhere: Director of the Masters Programmes in the School of Business and Management at Queen Mary, University of London; Head of Centre for Financial Management, and MBA Programme Director in the Open University Business School; Director of Accounting Studies in Hatfield Polytechnic (now University of Hertfordshire), Head of School of Accounting and Taxation, and Sub-Dean of the Faculty of Administrative Studies at South Bank Polytechnic (now London South Bank University). History is a passion, travel is an essential, Spurs (Tottenham Hotspur) is a way of life, as is Mangrove FC (check it out!), and smiling is a particularly good hobby.