Dr Warwick Funnell

Visiting Professor 

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Warwick is Professor of Accounting and Public Sector at Kent Business School and is also a Visiting Professor at the Newcastle Business School. 

Public Sector Accountability and Audit, Public Sector Finance.


PhD, Accounting, University of Wollongong, Australia.
MCom (Hons), University of Wollongong, Australia.
BA (Hons), University of New South Wales.

Professional Qualifications
Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA).

Funnell W. and Bigoni M. (2018), The Italian and Iberian Influence on Accounting History: The Imperative of Power, Routlege, New York.
Dewar D. and Funnell W. (2017), A History of British National Audit: The Pursuit of Accountability, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
Funnell W. and Chwastiak M. (2015), Accounting at War: The Politics of Military Finance, Routledge, New York.
Robertson J. and Funnell W. (2014), Accounting by the First Public Company: The Pursuit of Supremacy, Routledge, New York.

Warwick’s book, A History of British National Audit, was launched at the Palace of Westminster by the Chair of the Public Accounts Committee and the Comptroller and Auditor General.

Warwick has been recognised as a leading authority on public sector audit and accountability.

A particular emphasis in Warwick’s writing and research has been the problems experienced with privatisation. The importance of this work was recognised when he presented at the Palace of Westminster the findings of his research into the privatisation of key government services which was published in the book In Government We Trust.