Stewart Smyth joined the Accounting Department, Birmingham Business School in February 2020. He also joined the Centre on Household Assets and Savings Management (CHASM), as core member at the same time. Stewart is an experienced researcher and teacher with over twenty years work in the higher education sector.
Stewart's research interests cover the policy and financing of public services focusing on public/social housing and the use of PPPs to deliver public infrastructure; the use of accounting information by trade unions and social movements, and related conceptions of public accountability.
Stewart has been teaching accounting and related subjects since the late 1990s, with a particular emphasis on financial reporting and auditing, in both the private and public sectors. In recent years he has developed and delivered research methods and philosophical perspectives to accounting and financial management students.
The nature of Stewart’s research leads him to pursue a range of public and policy engagements including speaking at housing policy conferences and writing for different media outlets on accounting and finance issues.