Dr Jing Liu

Dr Jing Liu

The Department of Accounting
Assistant Professor in Accounting

Contact details

University House
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

Jing is an Assistant Professor in Accounting at Birmingham Business School. Her research revolves around the application and impact of management accounting within public sector organisations and their professionals, with a specific interest in investigating hospital accounting within both Chinese and global settings. 

Jing serves as an Executive Board Member for the Public Service & Charities Special Interest Group of the British Accounting and Finance Association. In this role, her goal is to make meaningful contributions to the advancement of research in public sector accounting, both in the UK and beyond.

Feedback and office hours

By email appointment.


PhD in Accounting, University of Birmingham, 2024 

MSc in International Accounting and Finance, University of Birmingham, 2018 

Bachelor in Finance, Zhongnan University of Economics and Law, 2016 

Associate Fellow of Higher Education Academy, 2023


Jing joined Birmingham Business School as an Assistant Professor in Accounting in January 2024. Her PhD project investigates doctors’ perceptions of cost control in a Chinese public hospital. 

Throughout her doctoral journey, Jing has presented her work at international conferences and doctoral colloquiums, including those organised by British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) and European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM). Her presentation won the third-place award for the Centre for Responsible Business prize at the Midlands Regional Doctoral Colloquium. She also served as PGR student representative at Birmingham Business School and organised Birmingham Business School Doctoral Conference in both 2021 and 2022.


Decision Making & Control (Year 1, BSc Accounting & Finance)

MSc Dissertation Supervision (MSc Accounting & Finance and MSc Business Analytics)

Postgraduate supervision

Jing welcomes potential PhD applicants with qualitative research interests in public sector accounting, particularly in, but not limited to, the following areas:

  • Management accounting practice in public sector and not-for-profit organisations;
  • Hospital accounting;
  • Accounting history and accounting practice in Chinese context.


Accounting, accountability and professionalism in public sector and not-for-profit organisations;

Accounting history.

Other activities

Executive Committee: Public Service & Charities Special Interest Group of British Accounting and Finance Association.