Edge Hill University Business School was delighted to welcome Professor Cheryl McWatters on a two day visit (12th-13th February) to the school.

Professor McWatters has a wealth of relevant experience to draw upon, having published extensively in the fields of management accounting and accounting history and being editor in chief of the Accounting History Review and associate editor of the Journal of Operations Management and Accounting Perspectives.

Prof. Cheryl McWatters presents her recent research to members of the school

Professor McWatters very kindly presented a number of sessions as part of the Business School’s strategy to foster and develop research activity amongst new and emerging researchers. She delivered two sessions ‘Navigating the Research Rabbit Hole’: which covered the transition from PhD to the establishment of an independent individual research trajectory, and the process of moving successfully from initial paper submission to final publication.


Cheryl also presented a recent research paper: ‘Making the Case for Investment in Mental Health: Scientific Administration of the Canadian Psychiatric Hospital’, co-written with Dr Thomas Foth, School of Nursing, University of Ottawa: the paper included some harrowing details of 1960s procedures, but as well as being intrinsically interesting, it illustrated the diverse areas into which business school skills, knowledge and research expertise can be applied fruitfully.