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Dr Katie Balaam

Profile summary

Professional biography

I joined the Open University in 2021 as a Lecturer in Accounting. Prior to that, I worked at the University of Birmingham, and Queen Mary University of London. I also worked at the University of Buckingham for twelve years as a Lecturer in Accounting. I obtained my PhD in the field of corporate governance and capital structure from Birkbeck, University of London, in 2018. Before moving to Academia, I also worked as a Financial accountant in the automotive sector, and I am FCCA qualified.


Research interests

Capital Structure

Corporate Goverance

Financial Capability

EDI in the accounting industry

Teaching interests

Financial Accounting

Financial Management


Financial Reporting 

External collaborations

External Examiner, BSc Accounting,Middlesex University, UK