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Katarzyna Lakoma

Katarzyna Lakoma

Research Associate

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Accounting and Finance

Role

Katarzyna is a Research Associate in the Accounting and Finance Department and a member of the Centre for Economics, Policy and Public Management.

As a Research Associate in the Centre for Economics, Policy and Public Management, Katarzyna helps members of the group with various research projects across the Public Sector. Although Katarzyna’s research is primarily with the Emergency Services Research Unit, she also helps with projects undertaken by the Health and Social Care and the Central and Local Government Research Units at the Business School. She supports senior researchers in the development of literature reviews, data collection, conducting surveys and questionnaires. Katarzyna uses the following academic software: RefWorks, EndNote, Mendeley, Qualtrics and NVivo.

Katarzyna also undertakes small projects on her own behalf and has been undertaking a PhD in the area of public management since January 2018. She examines the impact of governance changes on accountability in the context of English Fire and Rescue Services.

Katarzyna is also an Hourly Paid Lecturer in Accounting and Finance. She teaches on the Accounting and Finance for Managers module at undergraduate level.

Before joining academia, Katarzyna gained important insights into the business perspective being employed in several industry roles in Poland. She had a successful internship in financial services where she was responsible for development of insurance products. Katarzyna also worked in the retail industry where her role was to build working relationships with banks and stores through verification and reconciliation of financial transactions.

Career overview

Katarzyna undertook a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance and Accounting at Poznan University of Business and Economics. During her studies Katarzyna was an exchange student for a winter semester at Nottingham Trent University. As a result of this experience, Katarzyna decided to undertake MSc Finance and Accounting course at Nottingham Trent University during which she also undertook an internship with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service.

Research areas

Although Katarzyna’s work is primarily with the Emergency Services Research Unit, she also helps with projects undertaken by the Health and Social Care and the Central and Local Government Research Units at the Business School.

Sponsors and collaborators

Katarzyna has ongoing collaborations with Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service. Her academic collaborators within NTU include: Professor Pete Murphy, Dr Martin Jones, Dr Russ Glennon and Thomas Spencer.