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Jill Webb
Professor (Teaching and Scholarship)



Jill Webb is Associate Dean for Teaching, Learning and Students for the Faculty of Social Sciences.  She joined the School for Business and Society in September 2012 from Leeds Beckett University where she was Subject Lead for Accounting. Since joining, Jill has held a variety of leadership roles within the school including Director of Teaching and Learning. 

Jill was the first in her family to attend university. She studied as an undergraduate at LSE and her first job was in audit with KPMG. She studied part time for a MSc in International Financial Analysis at University of Newcastle while working at Beckett and is close to completing a Doctorate in Education at Sheffield University which she has been studying part time since 2015. 

Jill is a member of the following University committees and groups; University Teaching Committee; Inclusive Teaching and Learning Steering Group, Access, Success and Progression Steering Group, Digital Education Steering Group, Student Voice Group, Academic Contingency Group, Student Life and Opportunities Contingency Group, Personal Supervision Working Party. She is Chair of the Faculty Teaching & Learning Group for Social Sciences and a member of the University’s First Generation Network. 

Subject Group

Accounting and Finance



Departmental roles


University roles




Jill’s scholarship focuses on the role of Higher Education in preparing students for their future with a more recent focus on social inequalities in access to graduate careers  Jill is currently studying the development of career aspiration in undergraduate students with an emphasis on class and gender. Previously her work has included an evaluation of skills development in accounting trainees with a focus on the role of Higher Education and professional training providers.


Selected publications

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Chaffer, C. and Webb, J. (2017) An evaluation of competency development in accounting trainees. Accounting Education,DOI:10.1080/09639284.2017.1286602.

Webb, J. and Chaffer, C. (2016) The expectation performance gap in accounting education: a review of generic skills development in UK accounting degrees. Accounting Education, 25, 4, 349-367.


Webb, J. and Chaffer, C. (2015) Understanding ambition: Attracting the new generation of millennial talent. ICAEW.

Other publications

Hurst, G.,Garrett, B., Webb, J. and Parsons, A. (2016) An interdisciplinary summer for interdisciplinary students. FORUM Learning and Teaching Magazine, 41.

Conference presentations

2016: British Accounting and Finance Association, Accounting Education SIG Conference (Belfast, UK).

2015: British Accounting and Finance Association, Accounting Education SIG Conference (Manchester, UK); British Accounting and Finance Association Conference (Manchester, UK); European Accounting Association Conference (Glasgow, UK).

2014: World Congress of Accounting Educators and Researchers (Florence, Italy); British Accounting and Finance Association, Accounting Education SIG Conference (Bristol, UK); Association of Business Schools Learning, Teaching and Student Experience Annual Conference (Aston, UK)

School for Business and Society
University of York
Church Lane Building
York Science Park
York YO10 5ZF

Telephone: +44 (0) 1904 325044
Room: CL/A/004

Feedback and support hours

  • Tuesdays 11.30am to 12.30pm (drop into the post-lecture collaborate room on the Business Accounting VLE)


Other teaching

Jill’s teaching draws on her professional background as a Chartered Accountant and she has taught across a broad range of specialist and non-specialist undergraduate and postgraduate modules. She is particularly interested in inclusive education and fostering a sense of belonging in academic student communities.

Jill was part of the team who introduced the first online programmes to UYMS. She worked with a broad range of colleagues and an external partner to develop pedagogical principles and associated tools for the development of online provision and to project manage the production of content for UYMS.