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Mr Timothy Nichol

Mr Timothy Nichol

Telephone: 0151 231 3055


Research interests - corporate governance, family companies and decision making.
Degree in Jurisprudence from Oxford University. Professional accounting career with Coopers and Lybrand. A former chartered accountant (ICAEW) and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute.
Joined the Newcastle Business School in 1992 and held positions as an Associate Dean Undergraduate and Associate Dean Teaching and Learning in the Business School and in the Faculty of Business and Law. In 1997 was seconded to the Know How Fund and worked as a Resident Advisor at the Ukrainian central bank as part of a multi-agency team advising on the implementation of banking reform measures In 2014 was appointed as Director, Northumbria London Campus and launched the new campus.
Joined Liverpool John Moores University in August 2015 as Dean, Liverpool Business School.

External appointments include editorial and review responsibilities, a Panel member for EFMD’s EPAS accreditation, non-executive director and Trustee positions.



Nichol TJ. 2011. Board Power Relations and the Impact of the UK's Combined Code on Corporate Governance Ali U, Gregoriou GN. International Corporate Governance After Sarbanes-Oxley John Wiley & Sons 9781118161128

Journal article

Adegbite E, Shrives P, Nichol T. 2011. Title of manuscript: The role of government in corporate governance: Perspectives from the UK Corporate Ownership and Control, 9 :283-293 >DOI

Engagement & Impact

Conference presentation:

The future of Work, Horasis Global Meeting, Portugal, Other 27/05/2017

A view from the Top, Chartereed Business Schools Association: Leaders in Learning and Teaching, Manchester Metropolitan University, Oral presentation 11/05/2017

Innovative work-based degrees in Business: experience from the UK, Annula EFMD Management Education Conference, Madrid, Oral presentation 01/10/2016

What's wrong with business education, European Association for International Education, Liverpool, Round Table Discussion 13/09/2016

Corporate Governance and governance interventions: Evidence form the USA, UK, Russia and Malayasia, Northumbria Reserach Conference, Northumbria University, Oral presentation 01/06/2016

Auditor Independence: The Impact of Director's Shareholdings, British Accounting Association NAG Conference, Leeds Metropolitan University, Leeds., Oral presentation 01/05/2016

Leading the Accreditation Challenge, CABS : Leaders in Learning and Teaching Programme, Manchester Metroploitan University, Oral presentation 26/02/2016

Standard 8 and Assurance of Learning, AACSB Accreditation Seminar, Bournemouth University, Oral presentation 17/09/2015

Student Mobility to and From the UK, Nice Network Conference, Universities Degli Studi di Genoa, Italy, Oral presentation 01/06/2010

Linking relevance and International Perspectives: Offering home student workplace learning opportunities abroad, EPAS Advisory Semiminar, EFMD, Brussels, Oral presentation 01/06/2010

Governance and the role of non-executive directors, Institutte of Directors Briefing, Newcastle, Oral presentation 01/04/2009

Working with Parents, Decision at 18 2009, Lancaster University, UK, Oral presentation 01/04/2009

Institutional Change in Russian Corporate Governance: AnaAnalysis of Corporate Disputes, International Conference on Corporate Governance Research, Royal Holloway, University of London, Oral presentation 19/12/2007

Institutional Change in Russian Corporate Governance: An Analysis of Corporate Disputes, The Financial Reporting and Business Communication Conference, Cardiff, Poster presentation 01/06/2007

The Impact of Bologna and Tuning on Programme Design, Annual International Science and Methodology Conference, The Finance Academy under the Government of the Russian Federatiopn, Moscow, Oral presentation 01/04/2007

The changing business model for Universities in the UK, International Summer School, Erfurt Applied Sciences University, Germany, Oral presentation 01/08/2005

Refrom in Ukrainian Financial Reporting, Annual Conference of the Anglo-Ukrainian Accounting Association, Kiev, Oral presentation 01/04/1995

Tax Treatment of Payments made on the Termination of Employment, Chartered Institute of Taxation Conference, Newcastle, Oral presentation 01/03/1995

Conference organisation:

European Conference on Management, Leadership and Governance, Conference Programme Committee member

Editorial boards:

European Journal of Economics and Management, Reviewer

Business, Management and Education, Reviewer

External committees:

Digital and Creative Board, Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership, Board Member

Industrial connections:

DFID, National Bank Accounting Reform : Resident Advisor

UK Know How Fund, Accounting Reform : Central Bank Accounting Reform

UK Know How Fund, Accounting Reform : HE Syllabus Design

UK Know How Fund, Ukrainian Accounting Reform : University Sector

UK Know How Fund, Accounting Reform in Polish Universities

Justships Limited, Non-Executive Director

Media Coverage:

Times Higher Education 8 September 2016. Interviewed for article entitled Business schools at risk of 'operating in a vacuum', itsliverpool First Take : Timothy J Nichol

Press Article : Reducing the Three Months Gap. UK Guide to Skills and Learning , 2007

Press Article: Top Tips for Clearing., August 2008

Membership of professional bodies:

Fellow, Chartered Management Institute

Academic Member, European Corporate Governance Institute

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Taxation

Associate Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales

Other invited event:

Liverpool & Sefton Chamber of Commerce/ IoD: Economic Business Breakfast, Merseyrail, Liverpool, Panel member for discussion titled 'Is Education helping or hindering business growth?'

Other Professional Activity:

Liverpool College Governor

Treasurer : Liverpool College PTA

Chair: King Edward VI Foundation

European Foundation for Management: Panel member for the EPAS accreditation system

Teaching qualification:

SEDA accreditation