Thomas Cuckston

Thomas Cuckston

The Department of Accounting
Lecturer in Accounting

Contact details

Address
Office 147
Birmingham Business School
University House
University of Birmingham
Birmingham
B15 2TT

My research seeks to understand how accounting and other organisational practices can instigate conservation of biodiversity.  My aim is to help create a society capable of sustainable development that conserves biodiversity.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Accounting, Newcastle University Business School
  • Professional Qualification of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
  • BA (Hons) in Natural Sciences, University of Cambridge
  • MRes in Management Research, University of York
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Philosophy, University of Manchester
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice, University of Birmingham
  • Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Teaching

  • Social and Environmental Accounting
  • Financial Accounting Theory and Policy
  • Fundamental Analysis

Postgraduate supervision

I am supervising PhD students at the University of Birmingham on the following research projects:

  • Biodiversity conservation leadership in the UK
  • Sustainability certification of tea plantations in Sri Lanka
  • Sustainability discourse of listed state-owned enterprises in Thailand
  • An ethnographic study of sustainability from a disability equality perspective

Other activities

  • Head of Research, Accounting Department
  • Birmingham Business School lead for the United Nations’ Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) initiative

Publications

Journal articles

Cuckston, T. (2017).  Ecology-centred accounting for biodiversity in the production of a blanket bog.  Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, In press (accepted for publication).

Cuckston, T. (2017).  Making extinction calculable.  Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Submitted for publication.

Cuckston, T. (2017).  The effects of carbon accounting on the biological and cultural diversity of tropical forests.  Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Submitted for publication.

Cuckston, T. (2013).  Bringing tropical forest biodiversity conservation into financial accounting calculation.  Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, 26(5), 688-714.

Conferences

Cuckston, T. (2016).  Monetising losses and gains in biodiversity: the case of biodiversity banking.  Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research.  University of St Andrews.

Cuckston, T. (2016).  Making extinction calculable.  British Accounting and Finance Association.  University of Bath.

Cuckston, T. (2015).  Constructing ecological reality.  Critical Management Studies Conference.  University of Leicester.

Cuckston, (2015).  Accounting for the production of a blanket bog habitat.  Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research.  Royal Holloway, London.

Cuckston, T. (2014).  A ‘business plan for the planet’: the financialisation of tropical forests.  Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference.  York University, Toronto.

Cuckston, T. (2014).  Constructing a market in tropical forest carbon.  Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research.  University of St Andrews.