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Yvonne worked as a secondary school teacher before receiving funding from The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to study for an MA in Women's Studies at the University of Bradford. She has also been a senior enforcement officer in the financial services industry and was director of a company spcialising in coaching for managers. She began her research career after gaining an MA in Educational Research Methods, funded by the University of Sheffield and a PhD, again funded by the ESRC. She has been a researcher at the University of Huddersfield since 2011.

Research Expertise and Interests

The theories, politics, ethics and practice of research through a feminist lens.

Using life history approaches in financial ethics research

Conceptualising value, particulalrly in relation to higher education.

The meaning, implementation and imact of financial regulation.

The compliance function in the financial services industry.

External positions

External Examiner for DBA (Doctor in Business Administration) Bu

2017 → …

External Examiner for professional Doctorate in Education, University of Sheffield

2016 → …


  • Narrative Research
  • Ethics
  • Value and Valuation
  • Financial Services Regulation
  • Financial Services Compliance
  • Feminist Research
  • Higher Education

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Research Output 2010 2018

Greening the hospitality industry in the developing world: Analyses of the drivers and barriers

Mzembe, A. N., Melissen, F. & Novakovic, Y., 1 Oct 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Business Ethics.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hospitality industry
Developing world
Complex dynamics
social responsibility
sustainable development
developing world

Furthering alternative cultures of valuation in higher education research

Downs, Y., 2017, In : Cambridge Journal of Education. 47, 1, p. 37-51 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
educational research
1 Citations

Listening to student views on the transition from work placement to the final year

Anderson, P. & Novakovic, Y., 17 Apr 2017, In : Accounting Education. 26, 4, p. 377-391 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Neoliberalism and the the value of higher education

Downs, Y., 2017, Negotiating Neoliberalism: Developing alternative educational visions. Rudd, T. & Goodson, I. (eds.). Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, Vol. 11. p. 59-70 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

institutional change
capitalist society