Dr Simon Norton

Lecturer in Accounting
E06, Aberconway Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff, CF10 3EU
+44 (0) 29 208 76675


  • LLB (Cardiff Law School, University of Wales)
  • LLM (Cardiff Law School, University of Wales)
  • PhD (Department of Maritime Studies, University of Wales)

Teaching profile

  • Course Director for first year course, Legal Studies, relating to the nature of constitutions, tortious liability, and elements of contract.
  • Course Director for second year course, Law of Banking, Commerce, and Investment, relating to bank regulation, money laundering, capital markets instruments, Islamic banking, bankers' security, the impact of bank activity upon the natural environment, corporate governance in banks, causes of bank failure.
  • External Examiner for Caribbean-based business school in the subject of bank regulation and security.
  • Course Director for Marine Insurance for the training body of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.
  • Supervisor of numerous dissertations on postgraduate degree schemes.

Currently supervising PhD's in the following subjects:

  • 'The state of corporate social responsibility in Malaysia: an ethnocentric approach', submission date Autumn 2010.
  • 'Environmental management in the banking sector in Malaysia', submission date 2011.
  • 'Corporate governance in the banking sector of Pakistan', anticipated submission date 2012.

Research interests

  • Business ethics: banking activity and its impact upon the natural environment
  • Corporate governance in the context of financial institutions Banking regulation and financial fragility
  • Innovation in the global capital markets
  • Islamic finance and financial instruments
  • Public sector administration and reform including public private partnerships, private finance initiatives, supreme audit institutions (SAI's)

Research projects

Research currently in progress for 3 and 4 star journal submissions

  • Banking sector corporate governance in a developing economy context
  • Organisational theory and application in the courtroom
  • Supreme audit institutions: a cross-cultural comparative approach.


Additional activities

Membership of Professional Bodies:

  • American Society of Public Administration
  • Association of International Accounting
  • British Accounting Association
  • European Accounting Association
  • European Association of Environmental and Resource Economists
  • International Political Science Association

Contact Us

Cardiff Business School,
Cardiff University,
Aberconway Building,
Colum Drive,
CF10 3EU
United Kingdom

Phone: +44(0)29 2087 6013
Fax: +44 (0)29 2087 4419