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Pru has over 30 years of teaching, research and management experience in UK higher education and have held visiting professorships at three Australian universities. 

Following a career as a chartered accountant, Pru joined academia in 1989.  Pru has held the positions of Head of Department of Accounting and Finance, Faculty Head of Research and Knowledge Exchange, University Director of Postgraduate Research and, in 2016, Director of the University of Winchester Business School and Dean of Faculty of Business, Law and Sport.  As Dean, Pru was involved in the development of a new £48 million building to accommodate a growing and restructured Faculty of Business, Law and Digital Technologies that included the Departments of Accounting, Economics & Mathematics, Law, Marketing, Event & Project Management, Responsible Management and Digital Technologies. 

Pru was a member of the Review Panel for the QAA Subject Benchmark Statement in Accounting, an Executive Committee member of the British Accounting and Finance Association’s Accounting Education Special Interest Group and a member of the Committee of Professors of Accounting and Finance.  Pru has served as external examiner at the Institute of Financial Services, Liverpool Hope University, Open University, Portsmouth University, University of Essex, University of Gloucester and University of Wales.  Pru was also a validation panel member at Middlesex University, University of Derby, University of Essex and the University of Reading. 

Pru’s main research interest is pedagogy and accounting education.  Pru has been successful in securing external funds from the Higher Education Academy, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Professional Oversight Board for Accounting, the European Union and the Finance and Leasing Association.

Pru has supervised to completion 6 PhDs and examined 7 UK and 2 international PhDs.  Pru has published over 50 academic articles, research monographs and books and presented at over 70 international academic conferences.

Pru has been the Associate Editor of Accounting Education and an Editorial Board member of the Journal of Accounting Education and the Asian Journal of Finance and been a reviewer for the International Journal of Management Education and the British Accounting Review.

In 2019 Pru received the British Accounting and Finance Association’s Outstanding Contribution to Accounting and Finance Education Award.  The award recognises significant contributions to the profession and to the Association over an individual’s career.

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