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Dr Rebecca Vine

Post:Lecturer in Accounting (Accounting and Finance)
Location:JUBILEE BUILDING JUB-205
Email:R.Vine@sussex.ac.uk

Telephone numbers
Internal:3279
UK:01273 873279
International:+44 1273 873279

Research expertise:
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Role

Rebecca Vine's research explores management control, innovation and policy issues associated with accountability and the governance of risk within large-scale infrastructure projects.  She joined Sussex in 2011 and has held past appointments as a Teaching Fellow (Accounting) and Research Fellow (SPRU). As a Teaching Fellow she played a major role in gaining professional accreditation for Accounting and Finance from the main chartered accountancy bodies. At SPRU she was on secondment as an ESRC Innovation Fellow funded by the National Productivity Investment Fund (NPIF) to examine Intelligent Client capabilities and governance reform within major infrastructure projects.

In 2019 she became a Co-Investigator on a large three year programme of research: Better Government Projects - Project X. In this role she is examining performance management and control as part of a broader research theme group focused on capability and knowledge management within government projects. Project X is a multi-institutional collaboration between the Cabinet Office (IPA), government departments, industry partners, the project delivery profession and a large number of prestigious universities.

Main responsibilities 2018/19:  

  • Co-Investigator: ESRC funded Better Government Projects (Project X) 
  • Doctoral Supervisor:

           Phillippa Groome (SPRU) 

           Sara Almaged (Accounting and Finance)

  • Convenor and Lecturer: Accounting Information Systems 

Biography:

Rebecca holds a PhD from SPRU (Science Policy Research Unit), an MBA (with distinction) and a BA in Economics and Accounting from the University of Leeds. She qualified as a management accountant in the early 90s (ACMA, CGMA) and has many years of industry experience working in and with large-scale projects. After graduating in 1988 she joined Esso UK as an earnings analyst and planner on turnaround projects and channel expansion programmes in Europe and Africa. Later she joined Accenture (then Andersen Consulting) where she held several senior controllership and commercial roles focused on outsourcing, IT transformations and performance management with teams based in the US, Europe and South Africa. In 2001 she was appointed as an Associate Director for one of the largest UK financial training houses. In this role she was responsible for executive training for senior civil servants across a number of UK government departments. Her career in education continued from there.  

Engagement: Community, Policy and Business impact

She is an active member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants global community and is engaged with a number of the professional accounting bodies on reform, professional development and training activities. She has also held board positions for Young Enterprise and several Women in Leadership in professional practice and industry initiatives. In the past she has contributed to the Infrastructure Client group and ICE - Project 13 examining business model and governance reform. 

Press/Media: 

Zerjav, V, Vine R, (2018) How can we evaluate Infrastructure Project's success or failure?; December 2018 in Brink News and Brink Asia