Barbara Flood is Professor of Accounting at Dublin City University. She completed a BA in Accounting and Finance at DCU, a Master of Accounting (MAcc) at UCD and her PhD at Loughborough University. She is a member of Chartered Accountants Ireland, having completed her professional training with KPMG. Her principal research explores students' learning approaches and learning experiences in higher education and in the professional accounting context. She has published in many peer-reviewed journals and is currently an Senior Associate Editor for 'Accounting Education: An International Journal'. She is currently Deputy Dean of DCU Business School.