Born in 1983, Anna’s formative years were spent in Devon and, after achieving a first class honours degree in Accounting and Finance from London South Bank University, Anna went on to complete ACCA professional exams while working in practice. After several years working as a fully qualified accountant she completed an MSc in Accounting with Finance before joining London South Bank University as a part-time lecturer in management accounting in 2009. She obtained a full-time post in 2011 and over the next five years achieved remarkable success in being promoted rapidly first to Senior lecturer and then to Associate Professor of Enterprise Education in 2016. She is currently also the Associate Head of the Division of Business and Enterprise, one of the three divisions that make up the School of Business.
Anna’s transition from management accounting to enterprise education has been remarkably successful and her teaching and research activities now reflect this new and developing academic focus. Within the School of Business she has responsibility for leading on student enterprise. This includes managing all aspects of student enterprise including developing enterprise within the curriculum, extra-curricular activities, enterprise accreditation and developing enterprise opportunities for students with external agencies and SMEs. She has completed the International Entrepreneurship Educators Programme and is the lead academic in the development of the Business Solutions Centre – an innovative student-led business consultancy. She is also currently undertaking doctoral research in skills development for the accounting professional.
During her short time at London South Bank University Anna has won a number of awards and prizes and the enterprise activities undertaken by Anna and her colleagues in other schools and departments contributed to the University being named Entrepreneurial University of the Year at the Times Higher Education Awards 2016.