Jill Webb
Senior Lecturer (Teaching & Scholarship) in Accounting & Finance and Director of Teaching and Learning

Profile

Biography

Jill Webb is a graduate of the London School of Economics and Chartered Accountant.  She was in professional practice with KPMG before she started a career in teaching.  Jill currently teaches undergraduate and postgraduate students in areas related to accounting and has extensive experience of programme development and programme management. She is a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, a member of the University of York Teaching and Learning Forum and the York Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Network. Her research is focused upon the education of accounting undergraduates and accounting trainees and she is currently undertaking a Doctorate in Higher Education with the University of Sheffield.

Subject Group

Accounting and Finance

Research

Overview

Jill’s main field of research is accounting education and she has two main areas of interest. First, she has a broad interest in exploring the boundaries between university education, professional education and work-based training and in the nature of accounting as discipline area. Second she has a specific interest in the way in which the education and training of accounting undergraduates and accounting trainees contribute to their personal development, socialisation and social mobility. Currently her research is focusing on the introduction of degree apprenticeships as a policy solution to meet a perceived shortfall in graduate skills and to increase competition in the market for higher education.

Publications

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.

Reports

Webb, J. and Chaffer, C. (2015) Understanding ambition: Attracting the new generation of millennial talent. ICAEW. http://www.icaew.com/en/about-icaew/campaigns/whats-your-ambition/understanding-ambition

Other publications

Hurst, G.,Garrett, B., Webb, J. and Parsons, A. (2016) An interdisciplinary summer for interdisciplinary students. FORUM Learning and Teaching Magazine, 41. https://www.scribd.com/document/330391856/Student-Work-UoY-Forum-41-Autumn-2016

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)

Jill Webb

The York Management School
University of York
Freboys Lane
Heslington
York YO10 5GD

Telephone: +44 (0) 1904 325044
Email: jill.webb@york.ac.uk
Room: MBA/117