Professor Dan Herbert BSc (Hons) PhD CPFA

Professor Dan Herbert

The Department of Accounting
Professor of Management Education
Director of Education

Contact details

University House
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Dan is Director of Education for Birmingham Business School and has overall responsibility for the development of programmes and the delivery of high quality education for all of the School’s students.


  • PhD in Local Financial Accountability, University Birmingham  2005
  • SEDA Accredited Teacher in Higher Education 2000
  • Chartered Public Finance Accountant 1988
  • BSc (Hons) - Leicester  1985


Dan undertook his professional training with the National Audit Office. During this time he worked on value for money audits of UK central government departments. After qualifying he moved to work in local government undertaking a variety of financial reporting and management accounting roles. 

He then moved into a training role providing professional training for CIPFA, ACCA and CIMA. He completed his PhD on the financial accountability processes in UK local authorities in 2005. 

Prior to joining the University Dan was Head of Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at Oxford Brookes University.


Dan teaches Business Analytics on programmes at undergraduate and postgraduate levels across the School. He also teaches management accounting subjects.


Research interests

Widening access to higher education, and the educational and career outcomes of students from non-traditional entry routes to higher education.

Current projects

Transforming Transitions. £500,000 HEFCE funded project based on interventions to improve the transition of students with BTEC qualifications to selective universities.

Other activities

  • External Examiner for Oxford Brookes University and Chartered Institute of Payroll and Pensions
  • Inaugural HEFi Fellow

Voluntary Roles:


2014 Birmingham Brief ‘Revelation of Tesco accounting error may have done new board a favour.’

2011 ICAEW Chartech Magazine ‘Open for business: the march of open data.’

2011 Open Knowledge Foundation ‘Release of Whole of Government Accounts’. Invited blog post

2011 Guardian Newspaper ‘Council spending over £500; why we can’t use it to hold government to account.’

2010 Public Finance – ‘You and whose army’ invited article on armchair auditing.

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