Dr Ian Birchmore

LLB (Hons), MSc in Information Technology, PhD, PGCTHE, Member of the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) with over 25 years post-qualification experience, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Dr Ian Birchmore


Aberystwyth Business School

Contact Details


Ian is a qualified accountant (CIPFA) who has previously worked in the public and voluntary sectors in specialist internal audit, forensic and risk management roles and in senior management positions in those sectors. His teaching and research interests stem from many years' hands-on experience in the internal audit, governance and risk management fields. He is especially interested in risk ethics and the interface between ethics and professional practice.

Before coming to Aberystwyth, Ian taught at Warwick University and has a particular interest in the use of case studies in management and business education.

Ian maintains a number of professional networks and connections that have helped recent graduates to secure professional, graduate employment.


Module Coordinator
Additional Lecturer

Corporate governance, risk, ethics, auditing, internal control and management accounting


My ongoing personal research looks at issues of risk, applications of complexity and fuzzy number theory, internal control, ethics and forensics.  My current areas of focus and publications are risk, learning, unlearning and forgetting. 


Senior Tutor for Aberystwyth Business School

Member of the University's Unacceptable Academic Practice Panel

Maintenance and development of professional accreditations for Accounting and Finance

Mentoring those new to teaching in higher education who teach within the Business School and are undertaking the TPAU programme towards gaining an Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy

Office Hours (Student Contact Times)

  • Monday 14:00-15:00
  • Friday 10:00-11:00


Manning, L, Birchmore, I & Morris, W 2020, 'Swans and elephants: A typology to capture the challenges of food supply chain risk assessment', Trends in Food Science and Technology, vol. 106, pp. 288-297. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2020.10.007
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