Frank Conaty

PhD Student

Bachelor of Commerce; FCA


A lecturer in accountancy and finance at the J. E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics at the National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG), Frank, is a Fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland. After fifteen years in professional practice, latterly as a partner in the international accountancy firm, KPMG, he held a number of senior positions in industry and finance before moving into academia. Frank has significant ongoing involvement with community and non-profit organisations including six years to 2012 on the board and as chairman of the National Parents & Siblings Alliance, a national disability rights and advocacy organisation.



Research Interests

Frank is currently engaged in PhD research on performance management in the provision of public services through non-profit organisations.  The research locus is the intellectual disability service sector in Ireland. Frank is an affiliate at the Centre for Disability Law and Policy at NUIG and a member of the Performance Management research cluster at the Whitaker Institute.


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