Danielle McConville
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Danielle McConville (nee McMahon) has been a member of teaching staff on the Accounting pathway since September 2008, having previously qualified as a Chartered Accountant (CAI) with Ernst & Young LLP, Belfast. 

Danielle is a Senior Lecturer (Education) and Associate Director of Education (Student Support) for Queen’s Management School.

Research Interests

Danielle's research interests are in charity regulation, accountability, transparency and trust, including:

  • International approaches to regulation of performance reporting (McConville and Cordery, 2018 and forthcoming)
  • Public and private mechanisms used by UK charity managers to discharge accountability and build trust with stakeholders (Hyndman and McConville, 2017, 2018)
  • The impact of stakeholders on the development of accounting and reporting in the UK charity sector (specifically, on the Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP)) (Hyndman and McMahon, 2010, 2011; Connolly, Hyndman and McConville, 2013 (BAR); McConville, Cordery and Henderson, forthcoming)
  • UK charities’ transparency on performance in the context of meeting stakeholder needs, with a particular focus on publicly-available communications and reporting on efficiency (Connolly, Hyndman and McConville, 2013 (Voluntas); Hyndman and McConville, 2015) and effectiveness (Hyndman and McConville, 2018)
  • Current practice in UK charity accounting and areas for further research, including an article Connolly, Hyndman and McMahon, 2011) and a book chapter (Connolly, Hyndman and McConville, 2013)
  • The importance and challenges of impact reporting in the charity sector (McConville 2017)

Related to her research interests, Danielle has been involved with a number of charity sector initiatives in the UK and Ireland. These include a report for the Charity Commission with QUB colleagues on the development of the charity SORP (Connolly, Hyndman and McMahon, 2009), presented at a number of regulator/government hosted conferences in London, Edinburgh and Dublin. She has been a member of the organising committee of joint consultations with the Charity Commission NI (October 2013, September 2016) and the Centre for Not-for-Profit and Public Sector Research’s biennial conferences (January 2017 and September 2019).



  • Lecturer and Tutor on ACC1004 Accounting Information Systems
  • Lecturer and Tutor on ACC1002 Accounting
  • Lecturer and Tutor on ACC3014 Issues in Not-for-Profit and Public Sector Accounting

Clinton Leadership Institute 

  • Facilitator of Executive Education programme: Finance for Non-financial Managers
  • Facilitator of Fusion programme module: Finance and Information Management


  • Chartered Accountants Ireland: Lecturer in CAP1 Management Accounting
  • CPA Ireland: Examiner for F2 Information Systems
  • Accounting Technicians Ireland: Reviewer for P2 Management Accounting

Danielle holds a PGCHET qualification (QUB, 2011) and was voted 'Most Involved Staff Member' in the Students' Union Education Awards 2013. She received the Queen's Merit Award in September 2020 and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

She is Associate Director of Education (UG) for Student Support for the Management School, and has recently launched and co-ordinates a 'Teaching and Learning Forum' in the School, raising the profile of pedagogical research and sharing good teaching practice. 


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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