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Research interests

The underlying theme of my research is the interface between accounting and the environmental impacts of economic activity. This encompasses investigation of how non-financial reporting at the corporate level can be optimised to support decision-making, including through the use of values derived from environmental economic techniques, and the response of financial markets to such information as well as to corporate sustainability performance more generally.

My research deals also with allied issues such as extending perspectives on the accounting entity and environmental impacts, considering aggregates such as economic sectors and countries, as embodied in a recent pan-European, cross-disciplinary EC Framework VI project on the marine environment, and the role of the accountant in achieving sustainable development. The latter is necessarily part of a broader research agenda that I am pursuing, dealing with the evolving role of the business accountant and the consequent educational and developmental needs that arise.

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of the University, University of East Anglia

Master of Science, University College London

Master of Business Administration, City, University of London

Master of Arts, University of Oxford

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ecosystem service Earth & Environmental Sciences
ecosystem services Agriculture & Biology
marine ecosystem Earth & Environmental Sciences
ecosystem Earth & Environmental Sciences
ecosystem management Earth & Environmental Sciences
valuation Earth & Environmental Sciences
planning Agriculture & Biology
methodology Earth & Environmental Sciences

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Projects 2007 2013


Cooper, P. & Taylor, T.

European Commission


Project: EU Commission

Exclusive Economic Zone
conflict management
ecosystem approach
policy implementation
environmental legislation

Centre of Excellence

Cooper, P.



Project: UK charity

Research Output 2002 2017

1 Citation (Scopus)
44 Downloads (Pure)

The use of international agreements in transnational environmental protection

Finus, M., Cooper, P. & Almer, C., 28 Feb 2017, In : Oxford Economic Papers. 69, 2, p. 333-334

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
International agreements
Environmental protection
Collective action
Conceptual framework
International environmental agreements
3 Citations (Scopus)
124 Downloads (Pure)

Challenges of achieving good environmental status in the Northeast Atlantic

Alexander, K. A., Kershaw, P., Cooper, P., Gilbert, A. J., Hall-Spencer, J. M., Heymans, J. J., Kannen, A., Los, H. J., O'Higgins, T., O'Mahony, C., Tett, P., Troost, T. A. & van Beusekom, J., Mar 2015, In : Ecology and Society. 20, 1, 49.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
ecological phenomena
ecosystem resilience
public sector
marine ecosystem
14 Citations (Scopus)
64 Downloads (Pure)

Sustaining Europe's seas as coupled social ecological systems

Mee, L., Cooper, P., Kannen, A., Gilbert, A. J. & O'Higgins, T., 31 Mar 2015, In : Ecology and Society. 20, 1, p. 1-10 10 p., 1.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
6 Citations (Scopus)
122 Downloads (Pure)

A methodology for the assessment of local-scale changes in marine environmental benefits and its application

Hooper, T., Cooper, P., Hunt, A. & Austen, M., Jun 2014, In : Ecosystem Services. 8, p. 65-74

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

ecosystem service
ecosystem services
63 Citations (Scopus)
151 Downloads (Pure)

Incorporating ecosystem services in marine planning: The role of valuation

Börger, T., Beaumont, N. J., Pendleton, L., Boyle, K. J., Cooper, P., Fletcher, S., Haab, T., Hanemann, M., Hooper, T. L., Hussain, S. S., Portela, R., Stithou, M., Stockill, J., Taylor, T. & Austen, M. C., May 2014, In : Marine Policy. 46, p. 161-170 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
ecosystem service
ecosystem services
policy making


Corporate Social and Environmental Reporting: A User Perspective

Author: Wong, R., 31 Jul 2012

Supervisor: Millington, A. (Supervisor) & Cooper, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of Tidal Range Energy Generation

Author: Hooper, T., 31 Mar 2014

Supervisor: Cooper, P. (Supervisor) & Hunt, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD


The Quality of Corporate Environmental Reporting (CER): Theory and Practice

Author: Eakpisankit, A., 30 Apr 2012

Supervisor: Cooper, P. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisPhD