Academic Staff

Our academics are recognised as leaders in Accounting disciplines.

  1. Professor Margaret Abernethy

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

    Management Accounting

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

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 45475

  2. 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®)
  3. Mr Noel Boys

    Teaching Fellow

    Financial Accounting

    • Development of online teaching resources

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 43416

    • Corporate governance issues
    • Development of teaching case-studies in management accounting and control

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 45305

  4. Dr Phil Cobbin

    Senior Lecturer

    Auditing

    • The contemporary history of Australian accounting education post 1960 (Murray Committee)
    • The history of accounting and auditing particularly where accounting and auditing history intersects with contemporary military history
    • The market for audit services
    • The role of the Australian accounting profession in the ‘business’ of war

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 44039

  5. Mr Greg Cusack

    Teaching Fellow

    Financial Accounting

    • Teaching and learning strategies in accounting

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 47466

  6. Professor Michael Davern

    Information Systems

    • 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

  7. Mr Matt Dyki

    Teaching Fellow

    Financial Accounting/Info Systems

    • Online accounting education

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 47537

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Ms Nikole Gyles

    Melbourne Enterprise Fellow

    Financial Accounting

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Industry engagement

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 8344 2642

  11. Ms Jane Hronsky

    Lecturer

    Auditing

    • Audit judgement (communication issues in financial and audit reporting)

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 45301

  12. Dr Chung-Yu Hung

    Senior Lecturer

    Management Accounting

    • Management accounting
    • Internal information asymmetry
    • The role of agents' heterogeneity in control systems (managerial discretion, performance evaluation and compensation, organisational designs)
  13. 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

  14. Dr Like Jiang

    Senior Lecturer

    Auditing

    • Corporate governance
    • External audit
    • Internal audit

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 8344 0035

  15. Dr Jagit Kaur

    Teaching Fellow

    Financial Accounting

    • Financial accounting
    • Utilising argument mapping to enhance critical thinking skills of graduates

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 47665

  16. 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

  17. Dr Gladys Lee

    Senior Lecturer

    Auditing

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Corporate fraud
    • Whistle-blowing

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 8344 6006

  18. Dr Yan Li

    Senior Lecturer

    Financial Accounting

    • Financial reporting (reporting choices, reporting quality)
    • Market efficiency (investors' response to accounting information)

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 8344 9244

  19. Professor Anne Lillis

    Fitzgerald Chair of Accounting

    Management Accounting

    • Cost management practice
    • Evaluating strategic capital expenditures
    • Management control systems design (strategy and performance management)
    • Maximising reliability and validity in field research methods in management accounting
    • Performance impact of corporate downsizing
    • Performance measurement system design

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 47704

  20. Ms Joana Linggo Liong

    Tutor in Charge

    Accounting

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 47614

  21. Mr Warren McKeown

    Teaching Fellow

    Financial Accounting

    • Asymmetric information and agency theory in the context of the personal financial planning industry
    • Fund manager performance
    • Market efficiency
    • Personal financial planning
    • Superannuation

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 45309

  22. Professor Vic Naiker

    Auditing/Financial Accounting

    • Archival auditing (audit committees, auditor industry specialisation, auditor remuneration and auditor decisions)
    • Corporate governance
    • Accounting information and capital markets

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 8344 8454

  23. Mr Sujay Nair

    Lecturer

    Management Accounting

    • Performance management
    • Incentive systems

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 53799

  24. Professor Matthew Pinnuck

    Head of Department

    Financial Accounting

    • Behavior of firms in response to missing important earnings benchmarks
    • Behavior of fund managers
    • Performance of fund managers
    • Quality and comparability of reported earnings
    • The reliability of the reporting of greenhouse gas emissions
  25. Associate Professor Brad Potter

    Financial Accounting

    Centre for Accounting and Industry Partnerships

    • Accounting for public sector and not-for-profit entities
    • Financial reporting and disclosure
    • International financial reporting
    • The development of financial reporting regulation
    • Water and carbon accounting

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 44989

  26. 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

  27. Dr Mario Schabus

    Senior Lecturer

    Management Accounting

    • Corporate governance
    • Executive compensation
    • Performance measurement
    • Earnings management
    • Social network theory
  28. 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)
  29. 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

  30. Professor Nasser Spear

    Deputy Dean, GL Wood Chair of Accounting

    Financial Accounting

    • The effect of accounting on managerial decision making
    • The role of accounting in equity and assets valuations

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 47498

  31. 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

  32. Dr Martin Weisner

    Senior Lecturer

    Information Systems

    • Enterprise risk management
    • Accounting information systems
    • Construal level theory
    • Experimental research
    • Auditing
  33. 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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