Mr David Carpenter

Academic Support Officer 

Phone +44 (0)121 204 3564
Room: MB222K

David J Carpenter was educated at Hanley Castle and the University of Leeds.  On graduation, he joined a firm of Chartered Accountants, qualifying in 1980.  Subsequently, he took a double First in Mathematics, a Masters in Mathematics, and became a Master of Laws.  He has published journal articles and presented papers in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, and Continental Europe: some of which went on to win prizes.

He has been Visiting Professor at Western-Illinois University, a Visiting Lecturer at Emirates Aviation University College, and acted as Chair and Referee for European Accounting Association and British Accounting Association Conferences.  He has acted as External Examiner for the Universities of Leeds and Hull.

He joined the School of Engineering & Applied Science in 2000. 

  • 2000 – date: various positions, School of Engineering & Applied Science, Aston University.
  • 1983 – 2000: Senior Lecturer, University of Central England.
  • 1976-1983: Audit Senior, Chalmers, Impey & Co.
  • 1976: Various positions, Ministry of Defence.
  • LT1305 Law
  • LT1307 Principles of Economics
  • LT1308 Financial Accounting
  • LT1312 Literature Review Project
  • LT2308 Management Accounting
  • LT3315 International Trade Law
  • Mathematics of finance;
  • Corporate governance;
  • Contemporary issues in company law;
  • Professional ethics.
  • “Elements of Accounting Ethics: The Notion of 'Fairness'“, Business & Professional Ethics Journal, Vol. 13, Nos.  1 & 2, Spring/Summer 1994, pp. 57-77.
  • “Some Approaches to a ‘True and Fair View’: A Review”, Irish Accounting Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, Spring 1994, pp. 49-64.
  • “The Derivative Claim in English and Welsh Law as an Instrument of Corporate Governance”, 6th International Conference on Corporate Governance, Geneva, Switzerland, 21-22 May 2007.
  • "On Truth in Accounting", 10th Annual IAFA Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 8-9 May 1997.
  • “Ethical Principles and Accounting Practice”, European Accounting Association Annual Conference, Bergen, Norway, 2-5 May 1996.
  • “Critique and Change: Encouraging Corporate Responsibility”, Fourth Critical Perspectives Symposium, New York, 26-28 April, 1996.
  • “Total Impact Accounting and Corporate Responsibility”, 9th Annual IAFA Conference, Dundalk, Ireland, 2-3 April 1996.
  • “Corporate Governance and Business Ethics: A Role for Accountants”, Accounting Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference: Melbourne, 9-12 July 1995.
  • “Accounting’s Potential Role in Business Ethics”, First Asian Pacific Interdisciplinary Conference: The University of New South Wales, Sydney, 2-5 July 1995.
  • “On the Position of Accountancy in the Professional Continuum”, Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference: The University of Limerick, 15-16 May 1995.
  • “The Potential of Accounting Profit for Encouraging Corporate Responsibility”, Second Accounting Ethics conference: Rochester Institute of Technology, 13-14 April, 1995.
  • “Accounting, Ethics and Professionalism”, Accounting Association of Australia and New Zealand Annual Conference: Wollongong, 3-6 July 1994
  • “Ethics in Accounting: The Notion of ‘Fairness’”:  First Accounting Ethics conference, Rochester Institute of Technology, 6-7 May, 1993.
  • “‘True and Fair’: A Critical Perspective”: Third Critical Perspectives Symposium, New York, 16-18 April, 1993
  • “‘True and Fair View’: A Review”, Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference: University College, Dublin, 1-2 April, 1993
  • “Ethics and the Accounting Profession: A Series of Unreliable Views?” Second Critical Perspectives Symposium: New York, Easter 1991.