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Dr Peta Myers

Dr Peta Myers

Senior Lecturer in Accounting


+44 (0) 1392 726270

Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Before joining the University of Exeter’s Business School, Peta taught Introductory Accounting at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa for thirteen years. In this position she was nominated for the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teacher Award.

Peta’s focus is on creating an environment which facilitates learning for students and while being aware of what it is that students struggle with in their attempts to gain understanding in a discipline. This led to her doctoral study which was a qualitative investigation into what helped and what hindered students in their journey through the four year accounting programme at Rhodes University.


  • B Com (Hon) (Fin Acc) UNISA
  • PGDHE (Rhodes)
  • M Ed (Rhodes)
  • PhD (Rhodes)

Research interests

  • Accounting Education
  • Qualitative Research
  • Social Realism
  • Critical Realism
  • Insider Research

Research projects

Peta is currently working towards producing journal articles which arise from her doctoral studies, which were completed at the end of 2018.

Peta is accustomed to teaching large first year classes, and yet working to create an interactive space for students to be engaged learners within what can be a slightly alienating space.

She has also taught at postgraduate level, introducing journalists to the intricacies of financial accounting.