Dr. Ruth Mattimoe, B.A.(Mod.)(Organic Chemistry), (TCD), Dip. Stats.(TCD), FCA, Ph.D. (Manchester) lectures in Management Accounting and Financial Statement Analysis. Under the supervision of Prof. Bob Scapens, she studied for her doctorate in Accounting at the Manchester School of Accounting and Finance, with her proposal winning a CIMA Research Foundation Ph.d Travel grant in a competition among UK universities.
Subsequently, she was jointly awarded a CIMA grant (2008) for post-doctoral work on the role of the accountant in UK hotel chains and a Failte Ireland Applied Industry Fellowship 2008/09 for a sole project on financial management skills in small owner-managed Irish tourism businesses. Her collaborative work on these areas has been published in international journals.
Her doctoral research won the Failte Ireland Best Paper in the Tourism Track at the Irish Academy of Management Conference in UCC, September 2006 and her post-doctoral work on financial management skills in Irish tourism enterprises was also awarded the Failte Ireland Best Paper in the Tourism Track at the Irish Academy of Management conference in Sept 2010.
Real life issues in hotels, tourism entities, farms and professional service firms- provide a sustaining platform for her research- in particular- she welcomes research students interested in pricing and decision-making, the role (s) of the accountant and performance measurement and management issues in these industries.