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University of Exeter Business School

Dr Peta Myers

Dr Peta Myers

Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


 Streatham Court 1.07


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


Peta is a Senior Lecturer in Finance and Accounting, with a teaching focus on the first year Financial Accounting cohort. She is also the departmental Director for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, as well as the Widening Participation Lead.

Having taught Financial Accounting to first year students for almost twenty years, Peta was previously nominated for the Vice-Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award for these engagements.

Having a focus of creating an environment that facilitates learning for students, while wanting to understanding what it was that students struggle with in their attempts to gain understanding accounting, led to Peta's doctoral study which was a qualitative investigation into what helped and what hindered students in their journey through a four-year professional accounting programme.

This research also led to a better informed understanding of EDI issues that staff and students encounter at a Higher Education Institution. 


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


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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.

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Journal articles

Lubbe I, Peta Myers L, van Rooyen A (2020). Introduction to Special Issue: Challenges for Academics Educating Accounting Professionals in South Africa. South African Journal of Accounting Research, 34(2), 91-95.
Myers L (2020). The Covid-19 Pandemic, Protests and a Pedagogy of Care. Policy & Practice : a Development Education Review, COVID-19 and Development Education, 13-13.
Myers LP (2016). An analysis of how students construct knowledge in a course with a hierarchical knowledge structure. South African Journal of Accounting Research, 31(3), 193-211.
Myers LP (2016). Knowledge structures and their relevance for teaching and learning in introductory financial accounting. South African Journal of Accounting Research, 30(1), 79-95.


Myers LP (2020). Insider Research: Procedures, Positionality and Persona. 2020 Southern African Accounting Association National Teaching and Learning and Regional Conference Proceedings in association with the Meditari Accountancy Research Conference. 2nd - 2nd Oct 2020. Abstract.
Myers L (2019). Memorising, Understanding and Metacognition: an Analysis of the Acquisition of Metacognition in a Group of Students in an Introductory Accounting Class. 2018 Southern African Accounting Association (SAAA) National Teaching and Learning and Regional Conference Proceedings. 6th - 7th Dec 2018. Abstract.
Bezuidenhout LP (2009). Creating a Virtual Classroom: Evaluating the use of online discussion forums to increase teaching and learning activities. EduLearn09 Conference. 6th - 9th Jul 2009. Abstract.

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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.



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