Dr Sebastian Tideman

Personal profile

Sebastian A. Tideman is a Lecturer in Accounting at the School of Business and Management. His research focuses on the analysis of non- and semi-structured reporting data in the intersection of financial accounting, gender, and Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) issues. More specifically, some of his projects conduct textual analysis of earnings conference calls (e.g., on analyst’s questioning behavior) and corporate sustainability reports. He also investigates the structure of financial (e.g., disaggregation of financial statements) and non-financial disclosures (e.g., CSR and human rights disclosures).


His work has been published in academic journals such as The International Journal of Accounting, Journal of Business Economics, and Journal of Sustainable Finance & Investment. He is an editorial board member of Advances in Accounting and reviews on a regular basis for journals such as Advances in Accounting, and Review of Accounting and Finance.


Sebastian studied at the University of Bremen, Germany (B.Sc.) and the University College Dublin, Ireland (B.Sc.). He obtained his Ph.D. in Accounting from the University of Bremen, Germany. Before joining Royal Holloway, Sebastian was a Postdoc at the Universities of Oldenburg and Hamburg (both Germany) and a visiting researcher at Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (Georgia), Kyiv National University of Trade & Economics (Ukraine), Macau University of Science and Technology (Macau/China), Telavi Iakob Gogebashvili State University (Georgia), Grigol Robakidze University (Tbilisi, Georgia), Bocconi University (Milan, Italy), the University of Luxembourg, as well as Syracuse University (United States).

Research interests

  • Financial Accounting
  • Gender

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