Martin Jones

Martin Jones

Head of Department

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Accounting and Finance Public Service Management (Research Group)


Martin is Head of the Accounting and Finance Department within the Business School. His role is to coordinate the department’s research, teaching and commercial activities, ensuring that the department’s research publications are of international standing and teaching content is contemporary, engaging and insightful.

Martin is also a member of the School’s senior management team and as such is part of the executive group charged with the strategic management of the school.

Career overview

Prior to joining the University, Martin held a number of senior positions within Public and Voluntary sector organisations including Finance Manager for the Department of Highways, Transportation and Waste Management of a large local authority, Deputy Chair of a large regional Housing Association and Chair of a local charity providing financial and professional services to voluntary sector organisations. He also has close professional links with the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA).

Research areas

Martin’s main research interests are based within the Public Sector and the Third and Voluntary Sectors. The main research themes Martin is involved in are as follows:

Financial Resilience


Strategic Leadership

Performance Management

Performance Improvement

Financial Management



Martin undertook his Doctoral research project in Strategic Turnaround and Corporate Improvement in English Local Government

External activity

Martin is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Finance and Public Services Management as well as being a member of the Accounting and Accountability special interest group of the IRSPM.

Martin is currently moderator for the CIPFA Strategic Public Finance examination and has previously been senior examiner for the Strategic Financial Management Case Study examination, which requires the development of case studies on contemporary issues within the public sector.

Sponsors and collaborators


  • Professor Ileana Steccolini
  • Professor Iris Saliterer
  • Professor Joyce Liddle
  • Professor Alan Lovell
  • Dr Sanja Korac
  • Dr Donald Harradine
  • Peter Murphy
  • Kirsten Greenhalgh
  • Carmella Barbera

Sponsoring Bodies:

  • CIMA
  • ACCA


(2016) Building the next model for intervention and turnaround in poorly performing local authorities in England. ( Local Government Studies, 42 (5), pp. 698-716.

(2014) Housing and council tax benefits administration in England: a long-term perspective on the performance of the local government delivery system., Local Government Studies. ( Local Government Studies, 40 (5), pp. 729-744.

(2011) Comprehensive performance assessment and public services improvement in England? A case study of the benefits administration service in local government., Local Government Studies. ( Local Government Studies, 37 (6), pp. 579-599.

(2011) Implementing the UK Central Government's policy agenda for improved third sector engagement: reflecting on issues arising from third sector commissioning workshops., International Journal of Public Sector Management. ( International Journal of Public Sector Management, 24 (2), pp. 157-171.

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