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Assoc Professor Mary Canning

Assoc Professor

Mary Canning

Associate Professor In Accountancy
School of Business
01 716 4703
University College Dublin, School of Business, Quinn School of Business Belfield Dublin 4


Dr Mary Canning is an Associate Professor in Accounting at UCD College of Business having previously worked at DCU Business School. Mary has published in leading international accounting journals including: Accounting, Organizations and Society; Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal; Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory; Accounting and Business Research and the European Accounting Review. Her research in recent years has focused on the regulation of the accounting profession, in particular on the accountability and transparency of the accounting profession's disciplinary procedures, the response of the accounting profession to restrict its autonomy and the efforts that individuals undertook as they sought to reconfigure the regulatory field of accounting. She is also interested in researching audit practice as reflected in her work on audit quality, the translation of auditing concepts to sustainability assurance and the offshoring of audit work practices. Mary is a fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland and completed her professional accounting training with PwC. She graduated from University College Galway with B.Comm and MBS degrees, from University College Dublin with a Diploma in Professional Accounting, and completed her PhD on perceptions of auditor independence at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth.


  • BComm
    NUI Galway IRL
  • DPA
    University College Dublin
  • MBS
    NUI Galway IRL
  • PhD
    University of Wales