Pauline Weetman is Professor Emerita of Accounting at the University of Edinburgh. She is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and has held previous professorial posts at the universities of Stirling, Heriot-Watt, Strathclyde and Glasgow. Her research interests in accounting cover corporate communications and international comparisons. She holds a Distinguished Academic award of the British Accounting and Finance Association and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. She is currently a member of the Accounts Commission in Scotland, which is responsible for the audit of all Scottish local authorities, and is a member of the Finance Committee of the International Academy at the University of London. Previous public appointments have included the Pay Review Body for Nurses and Midwives and the Scottish Solicitors Discipline Tribunal. She has edited a leading academic journal and continues to provide editorial guidance for journal papers.