Karl Mccormack


Staffordshire Business School

I have been an accounting lecturer for the past 7 years. Prior to lecturing I mostly worked for retail businesses, from high growth start-ups to mature multi-billion pound turnover international organisations, throughout the UK. My earlier years were in small retail companies predominantly within the music industry. I then enjoyed a long career in management within Tesco’s. I have also worked at the Royal Bank of Scotland within the derivatives and structured notes area.

Professional memberships and activities

Higher Education Academy (HEA) (Fellow)
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) (Associate and Educator)

Academic qualifications

  • MBA

  • BA (Hons)

  • PgCHPE


Study skills,

Forensic Accounting,

Augmented Reality in Education.

Research interests

Within the field of accounting I am currently researching fraud risk management and forensic accounting. I am also interested in innovation and technology within education particularly around engagement. Recently I have been looking into Virtual and Augmented Reality (AR & VR) to enhance teaching and learning. I continue to maintain an interest in behavioural finance and student mindset.


I am module leader for Professional Toolkit, Professional Development, Management Accounting, Fraud Risk Management Computerised Accounting and Financial Research.
I teach on the Accounting and Finance 2 year accelerated, 3 year and Foundation courses as well as Core modules on the Business, Events and marketing awards.


McCormack, K. (2017). Improving Employability in Higher Education: Delivering and Embedding Employability Modules within Undergraduate Courses. [Online]. Innovative Practice in Higher Education. 3 (1). Available from: http://journals.staffs.ac.uk/index.php/ipihe.

Top 250 Young University

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Top 15 for Teaching Quality

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Top 15 for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

Midlands University of the Year

Midlands Business Awards 2020