Susan O’Leary

Lecturer in Accounting

Themes: Thriving communities

Expertise: Participatory and beneficiary accountability within NGOs, social impact, monitoring and evaluation

My work relates to the monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment tools used within NGOs, and how they are used to derive outcomes as diverse as accountability to donors to the fulfilment of social development obligations at a grassroots level. My emerging research interests include the conception of vulnerable minorities by governments, international bodies, NGOs and associated institutions in accountability relationships, particularly in the area of modern slavery, trafficking, and refugee and asylum policy, and I am interested in working with diverse partners in this field. Methodologically, I employ a critical and interdisciplinary style with an emphasis on case-based qualitative methods.