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Mrs Dawn Davison

Job: Principal Lecturer

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University

T: +44 (0) 116 250 6549




Personal profile

Whilst training as a Chartered Accountant with Price Waterhouse Coopers, Dawn was seconded as a teaching Fellow to Manchester University and that started her interest in lecturing. After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant and also as a tax specialist with PWC Dawn joined their tax training department and later moved to De Montfort University in 1992.

Dawn moved to BPP Professional Education in 1994 and became the Deputy Centre Manager and Director of BPP Birmingham Ltd, responsible for tax courses and holding the Human Resource role. She has taught on a wide range of courses for all of the professional institutes including the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) the Association of Certified Accountants (ACCA) the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) the Association of Tax Technicians (ATT) and the Association Accounting Technicians (ATT).

Dawn re-joined De Montfort University in April 2010 and is currently the ACCA Programme Leader. She also encourages good working practices through the “Smarter Working Practices” initiative that has been implemented over several years in the department.

Areas of teaching

Taxation (UG)

Post-graduate and professional level courses

Financial Accounting

Management Accounting and Audit


B’Eng (Hons) Chemical Engineering

Awarded the Henry Price Prize for Mathematics

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Associate Chartered Accountant since 1991

Awarded Institute Prize in Financial Accounting 

Courses taught

ACFI 2308 Business Taxation (Module Leader)

ACFI 3228 Advanced Taxation (Module Leader)

ACFI 3313 International Taxation (Module Leader)

ACFI 5406 MACCFIN Further Taxation (Module Leader) 

ACCA 3002 ACCA Taxation F6 (Programme Leader)

ACCA 3006 ACCA Advanced Taxation P6 (Programme Leader)

Honours and awards

The Vice Chancellor’s Distinguished Teachers Award (DMU)

The Henry Price Prize for Mathematics by Leeds University

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) Prize in Financial Accounting

The only tutor in the BPP national company to achieve a perfect score on student feedback over the full teaching year. (Areas graded being teaching style, technical knowledge, approachability and focus on the exam).

Membership of professional associations and societies

Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales Member since 1991


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