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Area of academic expertise - outline

My areas of expertise include energy economics and finance, valuation (including the real estate sector), equality and diversity issues within the accounting profession, and cross disciplinary work where statistical or econometric analysis is featured.

Current research activities

My current research focuses on energy subsidies in Ghana, project finance in Nigeria, and social inequality in the UK.  I use a variety of methods but my expertise mainly centres on the application of econometric and other quantitative analysis within these areas.  

Desired research direction

I am interested in widening my energy research to the economics and financing of alternative energy, especially in developing countries and / or rural areas.  

Target collaborative companies

Start up companies in the alternative energy sector

Companies who require an analysis of equality issues


Target collaborative organisations

International Universities

Regulatory bodies

Trade Unions


Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

Expert in valuation of financial instruments, real estate, and alternative investments.  



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Research Output

Businesses corporate social responsibility (CSR) duties towards communities in the Covid-19 crisis

Hassan, A. & Tarbert, H., 12 Apr 2020, The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education.

Research output: Other contribution

  • Open Access
  • 11 Downloads (Pure)

    Deprivation, social class and social mobility at Big Four and non-Big Four firms

    Paisey, C., Paisey, N., Tarbert, H. & Wu, B. H. T. ., 2 Jan 2020, In : Accounting and Business Research. 50, 1, p. 61-109 49 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
    179 Downloads (Pure)

    Reflecting on the launch of a digital transformation project in a construction company: challenges around the adoption of digital tools and technologies

    Hunter, D., Reid, E., Tzanidis, T., Tarbert, H. & Frew, M., 23 Jun 2020, (Accepted/In press) Proceedings of the 36th Annual IMP Conference and Doctoral Colloquium.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
    5 Downloads (Pure)

    An examination of accounting practices and challenges of micro-businesses: empirical evidence from Scotland

    Ahammed, S., Beloucif, A. & Tarbert, H., 14 Nov 2019, Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Open Access
  • 51 Downloads (Pure)


    • 1 Participation in conference
    • 1 Consultancy
    • 1 Visiting an external academic institution

    17th. Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education

    Stephen Talbot (Speaker), Heather Tarbert (Participant) & Allan Burns (Participant)

    4 Jan 20198 Jan 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Balmaha (Oak Tree Inn) -VR Business Case Study

    Matthew Frew (Consultant), Theofilos Tzanidis (Consultant), Rognvald Livingstone (Consultant), Heather Tarbert (Consultant), Alan Murray (Consultant) & Kirstin Ledger (Consultant)

    8 Aug 2017 → …

    Activity: Consultancy

    University in Haikou, China

    Theofilos Tzanidis (Visiting researcher), Rognvald Livingstone (Visiting researcher), Heather Tarbert (Visiting researcher) & Craig McLaughlin (Visiting lecturer)

    9 May 201722 May 2017

    Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution