Noel Hyndman


1990 …2024

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Since January 2021 Noel Hyndman has been Professor Emeritus. Noel was Professor of Accounting (2002-2020) and Director of the Centre for Not-for-profit and Public-sector Research (2015-2020) at Queen’s, after previously being Professor of Accounting at the University of Ulster. He has held Visiting Professorships at the University of Ottawa in Canada and the University of Sydney in Australia, as well as being an Erskine Fellow at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand and a PARG Visiting Scholar in the Sprott School of Business, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada. His main research interests have centred on performance measurement, performance reporting, management accounting and accounting change in charities, public-sector organisations and not-for-profit organisations. He has over one hundred publications, which includes approximately eighty in a range of accounting, public-sector and not-for-profit journals, and seventeen books. Noel was a member of the Annual Reporting Advisory Group established by the Charity Commissioners for England and Wales between 2003 and 2005, then a member of the Charity Statement of Recommended Practice (SORP) Committee since 2006 (reappointed to the current SORP Committee, 2020). In Northern Ireland (NI), he was a member of the Consultative Committee (Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment) to review NI legislation with respect to Industrial and Provident Societies, and Credit Unions (between 2003 and 2005), and between 2008 and 2010 a member of the Charity Regulation Stakeholder Group, Department of Social Development (NI). In 2015 and 2016 he was a member of the Department for Social Development (NI) / Charity Commission NI Accounts and Reports Working Group. Currently, he is Chair of the British Accounting and Finance Association’s (BAFA) Public Services and Charities Special Interest Group and a member of BAFA's Executive Committee.  He continues as Associate Editor of both Financial Accountability & Management and Abacus, and as a member of the editorial boards of The International Journal of Public Policy, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Accounting and Business Research, Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management and Public Money & Management. He has been Academic Advisor to the Chartered Accountants Ireland Educational Trust since 2011.

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 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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