Research Associates

  1. Professor Margaret Abernethy

    Program Director (PhD Accounting)
    Sir Douglas Copland Chair of Commerce
    Director, Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    Management Accounting

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Corporate governance: Board quality, CEO succession
    • Executive compensation
    • Performance measurement
    • Management control system design

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 45475

  2. Dr Ali Akyol

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Corporate Governance
    • Empirical Corporate Finance
    • Textual Analysis

    Department of Finance

    +61 3 8344 5318

  3. Professor Gary Biddle

    Financial Accounting

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Corporate governance
    • Value creation
    • Valuation
    • Management compensation
    • Performance metrics
    • Economic value added (EVA┬«)

    Department of Research Associates

    +61 3 8344 9807

  4. Professor Michael Davern

    Information Systems

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Accounting information systems and managerial control
    • Behavioural/business processes perspectives in information systems
    • Business value of IT
    • Enterprise and operational risk management
    • Managerial decision making/decision support

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 8344 3413

  5. Professor Ian Gow

    Director, Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    Accounting

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Corporate governance
    • Executive compensation
    • Activist investors
    • Valuation
    • Use of information in capital markets

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 8344 8693

  6. Associate Professor Jennifer Grafton

    Associate Dean (Global Engagement)

    Management Accounting

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Organisational performance management and control (performance measurement systems, management of not-for-profits. inter-firm control, research methods and methodologies in management accounting)

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 8344 7662

  7. Ms Nikole Gyles

    Melbourne Enterprise Fellow

    Financial Accounting

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Industry engagement

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 8344 2642

  8. Associate Professor Helen Hu

    International Business

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Corporate Governance
    • Chinese Business and Management
    • Board of Directors
    • Governance in the Asian Region

    Department of Management and Marketing

    +61 3 8344 5282

  9. Dr Xue Jia

    Senior Lecturer

    Financial Accounting

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Information economics
    • Voluntary and mandatory disclosures
    • Cost of capital
    • Heterogeneous investors in capital markets

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 9035 4056

  10. Dr Jonathan Jona

    Senior Lecturer

    Financial Accounting

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Accounting quality
    • Corporate disclosure
    • Corporate governance
    • Cost of capital
    • Financial accounting
    • IPOs
    • International institutions
  11. Dr Hae Won Jung

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Corporate Finance
    • Industrial Organization
    • Risk Management and Insurance
  12. Associate Professor Flora Kuang

    Financial Accounting

    Centre for Asian Business and Economics
    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Corporate governance and reporting quality
    • Executive compensation and performance evaluation
    • Forensic accounting
    • Social networks and social capital

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 8344 9806

  13. Associate Professor Asjeet Lamba

    Program Director (Master of Finance)

    Finance

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Corporate governance
    • Corporate litigation
    • Insider trading
    • Share buybacks

    Department of Finance

    +61 3 8344 7011

  14. Dr Gladys Lee

    Senior Lecturer

    Auditing

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Corporate fraud
    • Whistle-blowing

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 8344 6006

  15. Associate Professor Ben Neville

    Program Director - Master of Commerce

    Marketing

    Centre for Asian Business and Economics
    Cluster for Organization Society and Markets
    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Corporate social responsibility and business ethics
    • Stakeholder theory and stakeholder management
    • Climate change and environmental issues
    • Consumer issues and marketing ethics
    • Cross-cultural issues in marketing and management

    Department of Management and Marketing

    +61 3 8344 1907

  16. Associate Professor Bo Qin

    Financial Accounting

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Executive compensation
    • Corporate governance
    • Financial reporting
    • Say on pay
    • Textual analysis
    • CEO succession
    • Top management team

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 8344 9361

  17. Dr Mario Schabus

    Senior Lecturer

    Management Accounting

    Centre for Asian Business and Economics
    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Corporate governance
    • Executive compensation
    • Performance measurement
    • Earnings management
    • Social network theory
  18. Dr Stefan Schantl

    Senior Lecturer

    Financial Accounting

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Asset securitisation
    • CEO compensation
    • Information and financial intermediation (financial analysts, credit rating agencies, banking)
    • Securities market & accounting regulation
    • Stock repurchasing
    • Theoretical research on financial and managerial accounting issues (earnings management, accounting choices, budgeting)
  19. Dr Chander Shekhar

    Senior Lecturer

    Finance

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Corporate Finance (Law and Finance)

    Department of Finance

  20. Professor Naomi Soderstrom

    Deputy Head of Department

    Management Accounting

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Archival managerial accounting (health care, environment)
    • Corporate social responsibility issues
    • Empirical managerial accounting with an emphasis on the health care industry

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 9035 7702

  21. Mr Eu-Jin Teo

    Senior Lecturer

    Commercial Law

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Accounting and the law
    • Commercial law
    • Current legal issues
    • Government law
    • Taxation law

    Department of Accounting

    +61 4 8344 3466

  22. Dr Martin Weisner

    Senior Lecturer

    Auditing/Info Systems

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Enterprise risk management
    • Accounting information systems
    • Construal level theory
    • Experimental research
    • Auditing
  23. Mr Qingbo Yuan

    Senior Lecturer

    Financial Accounting

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Accounting quality
    • Corporate disclosure
    • Corporate finance
    • Corporate governance
    • International accounting

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 9035 5899

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