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Professor Jane Frecknall-Hughes

MA (St Hildas College, Oxford), MA (Corpus Christi College, Oxford), ACA (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales), CTA (Chartered Institute of Taxation), PGCLTHE (University of Leeds), PhD (University of Leeds), LLM (University of Northumbria), FHEA (University of Sheffield )
Emeritus Professor

Department: Accounting

Professor Jane Frecknall-Hughes is Professor of Accounting and Taxation (Emeritus) at Nottingham University Business School, which she joined on 1 November 2016. After graduating from the University of Oxford, she became a chartered accountant and chartered tax consultant with KPMG. In 1992 she joined the University of Leeds, gaining postgraduate teaching qualifications and a PhD (in Revenue Law and Tax Practice) and was awarded a master's degree (with distinction) in Commercial Law from the University of Northumbria in 2007. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. After moving to the University of Sheffield in 2005, she then joined The Open University in 2008 as Professor of Accounting, later holding the posts of Professor of Law and Head of the Open University Law School and then Professor of Revenue Law. She joined Hull University Business School in September 2014 as Professor of Accounting and Taxation and Head of the Accounting and Finance Subject Group. Jane's research focuses on taxation, especially from an interdisciplinary perspective. She has gained an international reputation for her work in this area, which is reflected in her publication record. She has taught a wide range of subjects in the accounting and business law area, including taxation, and her textbook, entitled The Theory, Principles and Management of Taxation: An Introduction, was published by Routledge in October 2014.


The following lists my publications from 2014 to the present day.

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Jane's research interests centre on taxation, from an interdisciplinary perspective, with particular reference to:

taxation and the multinational enterprise (including transfer pricing);
tax planning and corporate governance (including aspects of decision making);
the ethics and morality of taxation (including tax avoidance);
tax practice and the tax profession, including the development of the taxation profession in the UK and elsewhere;
taxation and organisational form;
taxation/financial history;
tax/financial literacy and decision making; and
taxation and sustainability.

Jane is currently supervising the following Research Students:

Cong Shao
Michelle Stirk


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