Dr Claire Evans

Department: Accounting, Economics and Finance

Office/Location: 02.41B, Ogmore Building, Cardiff School of Management, Llandaff Campus

Telephone: +44(0)29 2041 7326

Email: cevans@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Staff Overview

Claire graduated from Aberystwyth University with an economics degree before moving into public accountancy practise and qualifying as a Chartered Accountant with PWC.

The next ten years she spent as a financial accountant in the printing industry and as a management accountant in the food manufacturing sector. Claire's final industrial role, before moving into academia, was supporting the manufacturing process in a Pepsico subsidiary.

Claire’s research focuses on gender, pay and equality. Her doctoral research focused on gendered structures operating within the UK accounting profession. Her ongoing research embraces the juxtaposition of professional and personal identities, as well as inequalities that result in low or unequal pay.


Due to the practical experience gained in public practice and industry, Claire predominantly lectures in Auditing, Corporate Governance and Forensic Accounting. The Cardiff School of Management has been awarded recognition of professional exam exemptions by the ACCA and the ICAEW. Claire is one of the team lecturing the modules that gain these prestigious professional exemptions for the students.

Claire is module leader for:

  • 1. BAA6003 Audit and Corporate Governance
  • 2. BAC5003 Audit and Assurance
  • 3. BAC6026 Forensic Accounting

Claire supervises students engaged in Masters’ dissertations and is part of a doctoral supervisory team.

From a pastoral perspective, Claire is a Personal Academic Tutor and an Employability Tutor, nurturing relationships with employers to facilitate their input into curriculum development, which in turn makes students more employable when they graduate.


(2016) Doctoral thesis: Accounting for Gender: A historical evaluation of the gendered hierarchy of the UK accounting profession scrutinised the Big 4 accounting firms and utilised a feminist perspective to examine the causes for inhibited female progression in the profession.

Key Publications

2020) Evans, C. and Rumens, N. Gender inequality and the professionalisation of accountancy in the UK from 1870 to the interwar years. Business History, pp.1-16.

(2017) In-work poverty and the search for decent work for women in Wales: A literature review; Oxfam Cymru (£5k). This paper evaluated the policy implications the Welsh Government needed to implement to redress inequality in the workplace faced by women.

Other Projects and activities

2019 - to date Member of GW4 Pay Equality Research Consortium

2018 - to date Member of Cross Party Group: Poverty

2009 – to date, Volunteer auditor for the Abergavenny Symphony Orchestra.

2010 - to date, Volunteer treasurer for the CTK Netball Club, Cardiff

External Links

GW4 Alliance

Cross Party Group

Poverty - Fifth Senedd