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Dr Stephen Lyne to retire after 40 years with Bristol

28 August 2019

At the end of August, Dr Steve Lyne is set to retire from his position at the Department of Accounting & Finance. He has been with the University of Bristol for over 40 years.

Steve first encountered the University as a student, where he studied from 1972-1976 before later returning to pursue an academic career. He would eventually go on to become the Head of the School of Economics, Finance and Management, a position which he held for nearly 12 years.

His time at Bristol has spanned four decades, during which he has published various research papers and monographs. Most notable was his eight-year research project into the use of activity-based techniques, on which he has written two books in collaboration with Andrew L Friedman: Activity Based Techniques: The Real Life Consequences and Success and Failure of Activity-based Techniques: A Long Term Perspective.

A third book was published in 2010 on his study into the changing use of company budgets, Budgeting Practice and Organisational Structure, which he wrote in collaboration with David Dugdale.

His studies in both areas were funded by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

In his spare time Steve enjoys being outdoors, whether it’s cycling, gardening, or taking his regular Saturday walk with his wife.

He also confesses that he is mad about butterflies – “I have endured years of friendly abuse on walks with my children (and now grandchildren) as I stride into the undergrowth because I have seen a butterfly – or I thought I had!”

After leaving his post as Head of Department in 2016, Steve stayed on as a Senior Academic Fellow before now concluding his time with the University. 

Looking back on his time at Bristol, he remarks:

“I have now completed forty years at the University, so I must love being here. I have had great colleagues in Accounting and Finance and it has been a pleasure working with them – they are great people who have worked in a collaborative way.”

We would like to thank Steve for his dedication to the University and wish him all the best in his retirement. Steve will retain honorary status and will occasionally still be seen around campus.

 Dr Steve Lyne with picture (Life Sciences Building)

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