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Lynne joined Brighton Business School in September 2013. She was previously a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at the University of Southampton, and during her academic career has also worked at the University of Essex, University of Portsmouth, UEA and the University of Cambridge. She studied for her undergraduate degree at Napier University, Edinburgh and took her Master's and PhD degrees at the University of Essex. Lynne's PhD research investigated accounting and accountability issues in the regulation of privatised industries. Her primary research interests currently are in performance management issues in public services, particularly the NHS. An ACCA-qualified accountant, Lynne worked for several organisations in both financial and management accounting roles prior to returning to university to pursue an academic career.


Conrad, L. (2013), 'Reflections on the contribution and potential of structuration theory for accounting research', Critical Perspectives on Accounting,, available online 6 January 2013.

Conrad, L. & Guven Uslu, P., (2012), 'UK health sector performance management: conflict, crisis and unintended consequences', Accounting Forum, Vol. 36, No.4, pp.231-250.

Guven Uslu, P. and Conrad, L., (2011), 'A longitudinal study of change in the English National Health Service', Financial Accountability and Management Vol. 27, Issue 4, pp.385-408.

Conrad, L. & Guven Uslu, P., (2011), 'Investigation of the impact of 'Payment by Results' on performance measurement and management in NHS Trusts', Management Accounting Research, Special Issue on 'Accounting and the State', Vol.22, Issue 1, pp.46-55.

Guven Uslu, P. and Conrad, L., (2008), 'Uses of management accounting information for benchmarking in NHS Trusts', Public Money and Management, Vol.28, No.4, pp.239-246.

Conrad, L., (2005), 'The role of current cost accounting for financial reporting and regulation in utility industries: pre- and post-privatisation, Public Money and Management, Vol.25, No. 2, pp. 115-122.

Conrad, L., (2005), 'A structuration analysis of accounting systems and systems of accountability in the privatised gas industry', Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Vol. 16, Issue 1, pp.1-26.

Conrad, L. & Waddams Price, C., (2001), 'New accountabilities in utilities: fifty years of legal accountability in the gas industry', Energy Policy 29, pp.1357-1361.

Conrad, L. & Sherer, M., (2001), 'Analysis of changes in external accountability and accounting in privatised industries: a case study of the gas industry', Public Administration: An International Quarterly, Vol.79, No.3 pp.511-532.

Articles in progress

Conrad, L. (2013), 'The quest for effective regulation and performance management in UK public services.

Research grants awarded

Conrad, L. 'Impact of 'Payment by Results' on management accounting practice in NHS Trusts', CIPFA (2006), 5,000.

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