Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Matteo is happy to consider supervising proposals in the following broad research topics:

• Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Management Accounting

• Sustainability Disclosure and Reporting

• Role of Accountants and Managements Accountants within organisations

• Formal and Informal Management Control Systems

• Accounting History


Research activity per year

Personal profile


Matteo Molinari is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at the University of Roehampton. He is the module convenor of Financial Management and Decision Making within the Master of Business Administration (MBA) programme and of Business Research Methods. He is a member of the Centre for Sustainability and Responsible Management.

He was a Lecturer in Accounting at Kent Business School (KBS), University of Kent. He also served as a GTA/PhD Coordinator within the KBS Division, and he was a member of the KBS Research Ethics Advisory Group.

Matteo obtained his joint international PhD in Accounting - excellent with honours - from the Universities of Siena, Pisa, and Florence - Italy. He was a PhD research scholar at the Department of Accounting and Finance, The University of Auckland - New Zealand, a long-visiting scholar at King’s College, University of Cambridge, and a summer-visiting scholar at Quinlan School of Business, Loyola University Chicago - United States.

Matteo holds a PGCHE from the University of Kent and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He has been teaching undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Accounting, Financial Accounting and Reporting, Management Accounting and Control.

Matteo’s main research interests include Accounting History, Management Accounting, and Sustainability Accounting. His research aims at advancing accounting knowledge and extending the boundaries of accounting research by contributing to the interdisciplinary literature and stimulating discussion among academics and practitioners. He relies on the intense observation of the cultural, social, economic, and legislative contexts.

Matteo’s research track record is top-tier international journals oriented with multiple papers published in 3* ABS journals. He has won 3 academic research grants issued by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) and the Italian Academy of Accounting and Reporting (SIDREA). His PhD research project has been awarded by SIDREA.

Matteo is member of many international academic associations, he is a member of the Editorial Board of Meditari Accountancy Research Journal, and he serves as a referee for several international scientific journals, including Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Accounting History, Business Strategy and Environment, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Financial Accountability and Management, Journal of Management and Governance, Meditari Accountancy Research, Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, Pacific Accounting Review, Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, etc.
Matteo serves also as a referee for international book publishers, including Bloomsbury Academic, Palgrave Macmillan, Routledge.

Education/Academic qualification

Accounting, PhD, Exploring the Role of Management Control Systems in Non-financial Disclosures: the interplay between Management Accounting and Sustainability Accounting - Excellent cum laude, University of Siena

1 Nov 201710 Jun 2021

Award Date: 10 Jun 2021

Management and Governance, MSc, Accounting and Management - 110 cum laude, University of Siena

1 Nov 201427 Jun 2017

Award Date: 27 Apr 2017

Accounting, Management and Communication, MA, Cum laude, Centro Studi Comunicare l'impresa

1 Sept 201530 Sept 2016

Award Date: 30 Sept 2016

Business Administration , BA (Hons), Accounting and Management - 110 cum laude, University of Siena

1 Nov 201127 Oct 2014

Award Date: 27 Oct 2014


  • HF5601 Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Sustainability Accounting
  • Financial Management
  • Accounting History

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