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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 Centre for Economics, Policy and Public Management (CEPPM) and an Associate Lecturer in the Accounting and Finance Department. She joined the Business School in September 2017 and teaches on the Accounting and Finance for Managers module and supervises research projects at undergraduate level.

As a Research Associate in the Centre for Economics, Policy and Public Management, Katarzyna assists members of the group with various research projects across the Public Sector. Katarzyna’s research is focused on the Fire and Rescue Services, but she also assists 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 and other colleagues with the development of literature reviews, data collection, conducting surveys and questionnaires for both academic and practical research projects. She is a member of the Research Staff Network and the Impact Network at NBS.

Katarzyna has been undertaking a PhD in the area of public management since January 2018. She is examining the impact of governance changes on accountability in the context of English Fire and Rescue Services. Katarzyna has also held consultancy or research contracts with the National Fire Chiefs Council and Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service. Since November 2018, Katarzyna has been an Editorial Assistant for the International Journal of Emergency Services.

Before joining academia, Katarzyna was 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

Katarzyna assists members of the Public Policy and Management Research Group within CEPPM with various research projects across the Public Sector. Katarzyna’s research is focused on the Fire and Rescue Services, but she also assists with projects undertaken by the Health and Social Care, and the Central and Local Government Research Units at the Business School. For example, she is currently undertaking a project on local government audit with colleagues from NTU and University of Nottingham.

Sponsors and collaborators

Katarzyna has ongoing academic collaborations with Professor Pete Murphy, Dr Pete Eckersley, Dr Martin Jones and Bernard Kofi Dom from NTU and Kirsten Greenhalgh and Dr Angela Toothill from the Nottingham University Business School.