Danson joined the Essex Business School in October 2018, as a Lecturer in Accounting, and where he has teaching responsibilities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. In addition, he serves as the Research Seminar Series Organiser for the Essex Accounting Centre (EAC) as well as Coordinator for the Centre for Accountability and Global Development (CAGD).
Prior to joining the University of Essex, Danson was a Lecturer in Accounting at the University of Buckingham. He has also previously held lectureship roles in other institutions, including: Mount Kenya University (Kenya), The Open University (UK) and Oxford Brookes University (UK).
Danson holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree (Finance major) from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (Kenya), Master of Banking & Finance (Financial Markets) from Moi University (Kenya), Master of Research in Management & Business (Accounting and Finance Track) from The Open University (UK), and PhD in Accounting and Finance from The Open University (UK). He also holds certificates of competence in three professional accounting softwares, including: (i) QuickBooks; (ii) Sage; and (iii) Pastel.
His research centers on accounting and corporate governance in developing & emerging economies contexts. Specifically, he focusses on the workings of Western-originated accounting innovations and governance systems within vigorous institutional (traditionalist) environments of developing/emerging economies.
In addition, Danson has pro bono advisory role in a small African third sector organisation – The Grow Movement – on entrepreneurial finance for small business owners in Malawi, Rwanda and Uganda. He has also previously worked as a Finance Officer at Betcan Trading Company (Kenya) Limited, as well as a Finance Trainee with Fresh Del Monte (Kenya) Incorporated and Nairobi City Water & Sewerage Company Limited. His stint in the latter two organisations also provided him with immense exposure to various aspects of private and public sector accounting, respectively.
Outside of work, Danson enjoys playing squash and going to the gym, and occasionally challenging himself to a 10K run.
Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology,
Master of Banking and Finance (Financial Markets)
Master of Research (Management and Business)
The Open University,
Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)
Advance HE (Higher Education Academy),
Doctor of Philosophy (Accounting and Finance)
The Open University,