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Dr Rachel English

Job: Senior Lecturer

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Research group(s): Joined DMU April 2009

Address: Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University

T: +44 (0)116 2551551 EXT: 6826

E: renglish@dmu.ac.uk

W: http://dmu.ac.uk/bal

 

Personal profile

Rachel trained with Delotte & Touche within their business services group and specialised in agricultural accounting. She then became a project accountant with Triumph Motorcycles Limited, covering a number of projects i.e intrastat in the UK, France, Germany and Sweden. Importing and exporting of goods in and outside Europe, investigating preferential schemes within the global market. The experience has influenced her research interests of the role of EU preferential tariffs when importing/exporting to non-EC countries.

Rachel joined DMU in April 2009 and has developed her research career within International trade, preferential tariffs.  She gained a MSc and a PHd within this area and has academic publications highlighting the under untilization of the Generalised System of Preference.

Rachel teaches undergraduate  modules within the accounting and finance program and post grad module the Global Supply Chain Management which links into her research.  She has established her teaching over the years and this is shown by her gaining the PG Cert, FHEA and SFHEA qualifications.

  

Research group affiliations

 FIBRE

 ILSC

Publications and outputs

  • English, Rachel A., UK preferential international trade after 23 June 2016, The Business and Management Review, Volume 9 Number 3 April 2018 7th International Conference on Business and Economic Development (ICBED), 9-10 April 2018, NY, USA 451​

  • Issues affecting utilization of the European Union’s Generalised System of Preference (GSP) Rachel Alice English A thesis submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of De Montfort University for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy May 2018​

  • English, Rachel A., Why are EU Generalized System of Preferential tariffs not being fully utilized by eligible importers? The Business and Management Review Volume 7 Number 2 February 2016 International Conference on Globalisation, Entrepreneurship & Emerging Economies, Egypt 180​

  • English, R. (2013), "The Element of Risk in Relation to Importing from Lesser Developed Countries Using Preferential Tariffs", Crowther, D. and Aras, G. (Ed.) The Governance of Risk (Developments in Corporate Governance and Responsibility, Vol. 5), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 143-155. https://doi.org/10.1108/S2043-0523(2013)0000005010

Key research outputs

Oral Presentation:-

“Verbal Pictures, i.e. storytelling and relating to theory” Innovation Co-operation Sharing Sino-UK Economic and Management Forum, Sun Wah International Business School, Liaoning China, September 16th 2019.

  ‘’UK Preferential International Trade after 23 June 2016’’ via video link . At 7th International Conference on Business and Economic Development (ICBED) 9-10th April 2018, New York, USA.

Rachel has been the lead researcher for the TOP 200 Leicestershire companies published annally since 2012.  Co-author of the East Midlands Top 500 companies which is published across the Reach media network.

Due to the impact of her research field she was made a life time Fellow Member of the Centre for Business & Economic Research (CBER).

Rachel has been part of the following Editorial teams:-

The Journal of Business and Retail Management

Social Responsibility Journal

 

 

Research interests/expertise

Preferencial Trade tariffs

Leicestershire and East Midlands company rankings.

Visual teaching (Via story telling)

 

Areas of teaching

Programme Leader for International Finance and Management 2012-2018

Postgraduate

  • ACFI 5056 Global Supply Chain and Management (Current)

Undergraduate

Current

ACFI 2307 Financial Reporting (Current)

ACFI 3423 Corporate Governance and Substainability (Current)

Master Degree Supervision  Rachel as supervised up to 2016 22 MSc’s.

Qualifications

Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy  (DMU)                 March 2020

PhD Accounting and Finance      De Montfort University              February 2019

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy     (DMU)                          August 2013

P G Certificate                                                   (DMU)                          August 2012

MSc Accounting and Finance                    (DMU)                              November 2010

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants Practice Certificate      July 2001

Association of Chartered Certified Accountants                                        Dec 1998

Member of the Association of Accounting Technicians                          June 1993

B/Tech National Certificate in Business and Finance

  

Courses taught

Current Teaching

ACFI 5056 Global Supply Chain Management (Module Leader)

ACFI 3423 Governance and Sustainability

ACFI 2307 Financial Reporting

 

Previous Teaching

Postgraduate Dissertation Supervision

ACFI 2421 Accounting Standards and Theory (Module Leader)  

Programme Leader of Business and Finance

ACFI 3217 International Developments in Accounting (Module Leader)

ACFI 5029 Corporate Governance (Module Leader)

ACFI 3210 Public Sector Accounting and Finance (Module Leader)

ACFI 3424 International Issues in Accounting and Finance (Module Leader)

ACFI 1301 Financial Accounting

ACFI 1302 Management Accounting (Module Leader)

ACFI 2307 Financial Reporting

F1 CIMA

Honours and awards

Nominated for the VC Distinguished Teaching award every year since 2010.

Life time Fellow Member of the Centre for Business & Economic Research

Membership of external committees

Membership of professional bodies

Fellow Member for Life, Centre for business and Economic Research (CBER), UK   August 2019

Fellow Member for Life, Academy of Business & Retail Management       May 2018

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy          De Montfort University   August 2013

Chartered Certified Accountants (Fellow)                                                        Dec 1998

Member of the Association of Accounting technicians (MAAT) (Fellow)    June 1993

 

 

Membership of professional associations and societies

 

Professional licences and certificates

ACCA Practice Certificates

Projects

Top 500 East Midlands Companies listing.

Forthcoming events

 

e.g Conferences/festivals/campaigns

Conference attendance

Innovation Co-operation Sharing Sino-UK Economic and Management Forum, Sun Wah International Business School, Liaoning China, September 16th 2019.

 9th International Conference on Restructuring of the Global Economy (ROGE) 8-9th July 2019, Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK.

 5th,  6th,  and 9th  Brunel Accounting Symposium in June 2015, 2016 and 2019.

 Annual ICAW 2 day conferences at Chartered House, London, 2019,2018, 2017, 2016, 2015.

 Chaired at the CROG annual conference – September 2011

Presented at CROG annual conference 15 and 16 September 2011:- Is there an issue with the utilization of EU Generalised System of Preferences?

Presented at DMU research conference July 2020

 Chaired at DMU research conference September 2015

 Presented at DMU research conference 17 September 2015:- Why are EU Generalized System of Preferential tariffs not being fully utilized by eligible importers? Rachel English

 Presented at DMU research conference 15 September 2016:- Discussion paper, Preferential International Trade after 23 June 2016.

 Chaired at the CRAGS workshop 13 July 2017

Key articles information

 

Membership of professional bodies

Chartered Certified Accountants (Fellow)                                                               Dec 1998

Member of the Association of Accounting technicians (MAAT) (Fellow)          June 1993

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