Dr Gail Sheppard

School of Business

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

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(01) 474 7541

Biography

Gail is an Assistant Professor of Accounting at Maynooth University School of Business and Programme Director for Arts Team Accounting and BCL Law and Accounting, having previously been a Lecturer in Accounting at TU Dublin. She started her career as an accountant in industry, during which time she qualified with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. Gail went on to complete an MSc in DCU, continued her studies in Queen’s University, Belfast before obtaining her PhD from University College Cork.

Gail’s research is multidisciplinary, focusing on public resource management and encompassing Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in Ireland and Covid-19 management. Her research has been published in international peer-reviewed journals and she is also a journal reviewer. Gail is a published author, having written a textbook in the area of Management Accounting.

More recently, Gail was awarded research funding, as part of a research team, by the National Open Research Forum (2023-2025) Strand II Open Research Stimulus Call 2023. The project 'A Review of Open Research in Health Ecosystems' (ROCHE) is working to explore and develop policies, practices, challenges, and opportunities for open research in commercialisable research, particularly Connected Health.

Open Research in Health – A Review of Open Research in Connected Health Ecosystems in Ireland (ROCHE)

Gail is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, a former council member of the Irish Accounting and Finance Association and an external examiner for Atlantic Technological University (ATU).

In September 2022 Gail was a visiting Erasmus + lecturer at the School of Economics and Management, University of Bologna, Rimini Campus. 

Research Interests

My research is multi-disciplinary focusing on public resource management. This includes my research into Public Private Partnership (PPP) in Ireland, the area of focus of my PhD. My research provides insights into the running and oversight of PPP management in Ireland. More recently my research has evolved into the area of risk management and how governments and companies plan for major crises.

My research has been published in Risk Analysis (ABS 4), the International Review of Administrative Sciences (ABS 3) and the Journal of Accounting and Public Policy (ABS 3). I have also presented my research the European Accounting Association conference, the Irish Accounting and Finance Association conference and the Irish Academy of Management conference.

Orcid ID:
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1404-6977

Research Projects

Title Role Description Start date End date Amount
Review of Open Research in Health Ecosystems (ROCHE) Co-PI 02/10/2023 01/11/2025
Cooperation for innovation and the exchange of good practices (INTEGRES) TU Dublin representative partner on the funding application 01/09/2020 31/08/2023
The examination of Critical Success Factors for Public Private Partnership in Irish educational projects PI and Masters by Research Supervisor 29/09/2016 28/09/2018
The success of new PPP policy measures introduced since 2012 arising out of the recession PI and Masters by Research Supervisor 29/09/2017 28/09/2019

Book

Year Publication
2011 Sheppard, G. (2011) Management Accounting A Practical Approach. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan.

Book Chapter

Year Publication
2023 Gail Sheppard; Matthias Beck (2023) 'The Impact of Covid-19 on PPP in Ireland' In: Revisiting Public-Private Partnerships Lessons from Covid-19. Switzerland : Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-37015-1
2015 Sheppard G. (2015) 'Public private partnerships in the Republic of Ireland' In: Public Private Partnerships: A Global Review. [DOI]

Peer Reviewed Journal

Year Publication
2023 Beck M; Sheppard G; (2023) 'Running red lights: Risk recognition versus follow-up implementation in the case of Germany's pandemic preparation'. Risk Analysis, . [DOI]
2023 Sheppard, G. and Beck, M. (2023) 'Transparency trade-offs in the operation of national Public Private Partnership units: The case of Ireland’s National Development Finance Agency'. Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, . [DOI]
2020 Sheppard, G. and Beck, M. (2020) 'Stakeholder Engagement and the Future of Public Private Partnerships'. International Review of Administrative Sciences, . [DOI] [Full-Text]
2016 Sheppard, G. and Beck, M. (2016) 'The Evolution of Public Private Partnership in Ireland: A Sustainable Pathway?'. International Review of Administrative Sciences, . [DOI] [Full-Text]

Other Journal

Year Publication
2021 Beck, M. and Sheppard, G. (2021) 'Visualizing the Impact of Europe's Slow COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout' The Open Public Health Journal, . [DOI]
2021 Beck, M., Tobin, D. and Sheppard, G. (2021) 'The 2020 Novel Corona Virus Outbreak: One Year On' The Open Public Health Journal, . https://doi.org/10.2174/1874944502114010007

Conference Publication

Year Publication
2023 Gail Sheppard and Matthias Beck (2023) European Accounting Association The Exceptionalism of Public Private Partnership Policy Termination in the United Kingdom, and its Roots in Social Surplus Capture: A Principal Agent Perspective Helsinki,
2017 Dr Gail Sheppard; Professor Matthias Beck (2017) Irish Accounting and Finance Association Annual Conference The Sustainability of Public Private Partnerships in Ireland: A Methodological Approach
2016 Dr Gail Sheppard; Professor Matthias Beck (2016) Fifth Management Control Journal Workshop 'Systems Control and Environmental Complexity. Innovations and Experiences in Service Company' The Sustainability of Public Private Partnerships in Ireland: A theoretical framework

Conference Contribution

Year Publication
2024 Kalpana Shankar; Gail Sheppard (2024) EASST-4S 2024 Amsterdam: Making and Doing Transformations As open as possible, as closed as necessary: interrogating policies and practices in public-private research partnerships and digital health research and innovation in the Irish research ecosystem Panel PO62 Opening science: transformations of academic knowledge production and dissemination, Amsterdam, 16/07/2024-17/07/2024.
2024 Gail Sheppard; Kalpana Shankar (2024) Data Stewardship in Ireland: Challenges and Opportunities As open as possible, as closed as necessary? Navigating open science and intellectual property rights in the digital health ecosystem UCC, .
2022 Sheppard, G. and Beck, M. (2022) IAFA Annual Conference A Tale of Two Journeys: PPP development in the UK and Ireland Maynooth University, .
2017 Sheppard, G. and Beck, M. (2017) Global Business Research Symposium 'The Quest for Stability' Researching the Sustainability of Public Private Partnership in Ireland: A Methodological Approach University College Cork, .
2016 Sheppard, G. and Beck, M. (2016) IAFA Annual Conference Irish Accounting and Finance Association Institute of Technology, Athlone, .
2016 Sheppard, G. and Beck, M. (2016) Management Control Systems and Environmental Complexity. Current Practices and Innovations in the Service Sector The Sustainability of Public Private Partnership in Ireland: A Theoretical Framework University of Bologna, Rimini campus, .

Magazine Article

Year Publication
2021 Sheppard, G. and Beck, M. (2021) Stakeholder Engagement in Public-Private Partnerships in Ireland. [Magazine Article]

Thesis

Year Publication
2019 Dr Gail Sheppard (2019) The Sustainability of Public Private Partnership in Ireland. [Thesis] [Link]

Web Page

Year Publication
2023 Dr Gail Sheppard (2023) Why do countries fail to implement disaster plan recommendations?. [Web Page] [Link]
2016 Dr Gail Sheppard; Professor Matthias Beck (2016) A Public Private Partnership Revival. [Web Page] [Link]

Other Publication

Year Publication
2023 Beck, M.; Sheppard, G.; Watterson, A.; Shinnick, E. (2023) What Explains Country Differences in Covid Death Rates across the Europe? An Exploratory Analysis. [Link] [DOI]
2018 Dr Gail Sheppard; Professor Matthias Beck; Dr Margaret Healy (2018) The Sustainability of Public Private Partnerships in Ireland: An examination of stakeholder involvement.
2018 Dr Gail Sheppard; Professor Matthias Beck; Dr Margaret Healy (2018) The Sustainability of Public Private Partnerships in Ireland: An examination of transparency.
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Committees

Committee Function From / To
Irish Accounting and Finance Association Council Member 01/09/2018 - 30/06/2022

Employment

Employer Position From / To
TU Dublin Lecturer in Accounting -

Editorial / Academic Reviews

Amount Role From / To
International Journal of Public Administration Reviewer -
IRISH JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT Reviewer -
International Review of Administrative Sciences Reviewer -

Professional Associations

Description Function From / To
Chartered Institute of Management Accountants Professional Accounting body -
European Accounting Association Member -
Queen's University Belfast Centre for Not-for-Profit and Public-Sector Research Member -
Irish Academy of Management Professional association -
Irish Accounting and Finance Association Professional association -

Honors and Awards

Date Title Awarding Body
01/01/2017 Institute of Technology, Tallaght President's Research Scholarship Award Institute of Technology, Tallaght
01/01/2016 Institute of Technology, Tallaght President's Research Scholarship Award Institute of Technology, Tallaght