People

CETAG members

Penelope Tuck

Penelope TuckPenelope Tuck is Professor of Accounting, Public Finance and Policy at Birmingham Business School. Prior to joining Birmingham Business School, she has held academic positions most recently at Warwick Business School and previously at the Universities of Southampton and Buckingham.

She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales and a Chartered Tax Advisor.

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She was formerly a Senior Tax Manager with Coopers and Lybrand (now PwC). Penelope’s research areas are accounting in a public policy context, and taxation policy and practice from a social and institutional perspective. Her research interests are at the boundary of accounting and organisation studies and are concerned with the interplay of identity, knowledge and power, and governance in a public policy context. Penelope is a member of the Central Government Panel of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, of the Chartered Institute of Taxation Education Committee and of the UK Tax Research Network- Treasurer and member of the Executive and Steering Group. She was also an external academic advisor to the Audit Commission for their research project entitled Strategic Financial Management Study in Local Government, 2009- 2010.

Professor Andy Lymer

Andy Lymer profile imageAndy has been a member of the Business School for more than 20 years. In this time he has published articles in many leading journals in his field, has authored or co-authored 20 research and teaching books, and has undertaken research projects in his areas of interest for many organisations including the ESRC, ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA and IASB (representing research income on projects he has led of over £400,000).

He is a regular speaker at both academic and professional events and sits on the editorial board of a number of key journals in his fields of interest. 

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He has held visiting positions at the University of New South Wales, Texas Tech University (as the Rawls Visiting Professor of Taxation 2005-2008), University of Melbourne, the University of Sydney and Curtin University. He was the 2005/6 Chair of the Strategic and Emerging Technology (SET) section of the American Accounting Association and has held various other roles for this organisation.

His research interests lie in the areas of taxation (in particular; capital taxation, comparative taxation, IT in taxation and taxation of e-business), applied business computing, (in particular; the impacts of the Internet on organisations including corporate reporting and other communications), and in accounting education.

From 2008 to 2011 he was been the Leader of the Tax Development Programme for HM Treasury. He also is the co-author of the key undergraduate textbook on UK taxation "Lymer and Oats: Taxation: Policy and Practice" in its 19th edition in 2012.

Dominic de Cogan

Dominic De CoganDominic de Cogan is a University Lecturer and Fellow of Christ's College. He was previously a Leverhulme funded Early Career Research Fellow at Birmingham Law School (to 2014), a PhD candidate at Downing College, Cambridge (to 2011) and a Tax Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers in Cambridge, Birmingham and London (to 2008). 

His research interests centre on the interactions between tax law, public law and political theory, especially as they play out over extended periods of time. In his recent work, he has examined local land taxation, co-operative compliance, the role of conservatism in tax reform and the approach of judges to interpretation in cases of tax avoidance.  Dominic has lectured Equity Law since starting in Birmingham in 2011 and also has teaching experience in Administrative Law, Constitutional Law and Business Law.  Outside work, Dominic is a keen amateur musician and father to an overactive 4-year old.

PhD Students

Alex Amppaabeng

Affiliation: Birmingham Business School
Thesis title: Designing tax systems for informal economies in developing countries

Amy Lawton

Affiliation: Birmingham Law School
Thesis Title: Taxation as a form of environmental protection: Implementing the second phase of the Carbon Reduction Commitment

Sam Hart

Affiliation: Birmingham Business School
Thesis title: Taxes and citizenship

Marie Calderoni

Affiliation: Birmingham Business School
Thesis title:  The tax profession in the UK

Mayya Konovalova

Affiliation: Birmingham Business School
Thesis title: Offshore financial centres in practice