Following a number of jobs in both the public and private sector, Tony Wall began work as a research assistant for Ulster University in 1999, becoming a lecturer in 2000 and a senior lecturer in 2007. He has a variety of research interests, including public private partnerships (PPPs), gender equality and accounting standards and has a number of publications, including journal articles, practitioner reports, books and book chapters, in these and other areas. He has spoken at a number of international conferences on topics such as PPPs, performance measurement, social networking sites and gender issues. In 2011 he was awarded the Fulbright Northern Ireland Public Sector Fellowship which resulted in him spending three months in Washington DC studying PPPs in the USA. His main teaching areas are business strategy and corporate governance.