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Dr. Colette Grey


Prior to taking up her position in UL, Colette worked for a medium sized company in the accounts department. Colette has a Bachelor of Commerce degree, an MBS in Marketing and an MSc in Accounting. She completed her PhD in Accounting and Finance in 2010 at the Manchester Business School, University of Manchester, UK.

Research Interests

Recognition and measurement of employee share options; The determinants of executive remuneration.

Professional Activities


  • 2010 Manchester Business School - PhD
  • 2001 National University of Ireland - MSc
  • 1983 Trinity College Dublin - Diploma
  • 1980 University College Dublin - MBS (Marketing)
  • 1979 University College Galway - B.Comm (Hons)


  • 2001 Admissions Committee.,
  • 2000 Final Year Project review group.,
  • 1997 Course Development Team for Certificate in Equine Science,
  • 1996 Bachelor of Business Studies Course Board.,


  • 1999 Member, British Accounting Association
  • 1999 Member, Irish Accounting and Finance Association
  • 1999 Member, American Accounting Association


  • 1994 University of Limerick - Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
  • 1991 University of Limerick - Junior Lecturer
  • 1989 University of Limerick - Teaching Assistant
  • 1988 Saint Ailbe!|s Vocational School - Commerce Teacher
  • 1981 P.Coman Ltd and Comans Wholesale Ltd - Assistant Accountant


Book Chapter


The True Cost of Employee Share Options: The Recent Debate and Potential Costs for a Case Study Firm
Grey, C., D. Cotter and E. Barnes,
International Accounting Standards, Regulations, and Financial Reporting