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. Keith Alfredson

    Executive-in-Residence

    Department of Accounting

  3. Shannon Anderson

    Executive-in-Residence

    Department of Accounting

  4. Professor Mary Barth

    Honorary Professorial Fellow

    Department of Accounting

  5. 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 Accounting

    +61 3 8344 9807

  6. Mr Noel Boys

    Teaching Fellow

    Financial Accounting

    • Development of online teaching resources

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 43416

  7. Professor Michael Bray

    Executive-in-Residence

    Department of Accounting

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

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 45305

  8. Department of Accounting

  9. Department of Accounting

    +61 3 8344 2162

  10. Department of Accounting

  11. Dr Phill Cobbin

    Principal Fellow
    Honorary

    Auditing

    • 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

  12. Mr Wayne Coetzee

    Teaching Fellow

    Auditing

    • Audit Quality
    • Development of online audit education
  13. Department of Accounting

  14. Mr Greg Cusack

    Teaching Fellow

    Financial Accounting

    • Teaching and learning strategies in accounting

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 47466

  15. 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

  16. Dr Tongqing (Tony) Ding

    Senior Lecturer (Engagement/Research)

    • Corporate governance
    • Corporate disclosure of governance-related information
    • Financial reporting
    • Director labour market
    • Textual analysis
  17. Judith Downes

    Executive-in-Residence

    Department of Accounting

  18. Mr Matt Dyki

    Teaching Fellow

    Financial Accounting/Info Systems

    • Online accounting education

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 47537

  19. Dr Patrick Ferguson

    Senior Lecturer

    Management Accounting

    • Performance measurement and evaluation
    • Performance feedback
    • The provision of incentives in firms
    • Sports economics
    • Contest design

    Department of Accounting

  20. 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

  21. 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

  22. Ms Nikole Gyles

    Melbourne Enterprise Fellow

    Financial Accounting

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Industry engagement

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 8344 2642

  23. Ms Jane Hronsky

    Lecturer

    Auditing

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

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 45301

  24. 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)
  25. 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

  26. Dr Like Jiang

    Senior Lecturer

    Auditing

    • Corporate governance
    • External audit
    • Internal audit

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 8344 0035

  27. Dr Jagjit Kaur

    Teaching Fellow

    Financial Accounting

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

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 47665

  28. Annette Kimmitt

    Executive-in-Residence

    Department of Accounting

  29. 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

  30. Professor David Larcker

    Executive-in-Residence

    Department of Accounting

  31. Dr Gladys Lee

    Senior Lecturer

    Auditing

    Melbourne Centre for Corporate Governance and Regulation

    • Corporate fraud
    • Whistle-blowing

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 8344 6006

  32. 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

  33. Professor Anne Lillis

    Emeritus Professor
    Honorary

    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

  34. Ms Joana Linggo Liong

    Tutor in Charge

    Accounting

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 47614

  35. Mr Derick Lyle

    Teaching Fellow

    • Enterprise information systems
    • Data-driven decision making
    • Information management systems (business processes, information quality, risks and controls)
    • Learning design (experiential learning, simulations and games)

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 48563

  36. James MacKenzie

    Executive-in-Residence

    Department of Accounting

    • Accounting standard setting
    • Financial reporting: conceptual framework
    • Financial reporting: leasing
    • Financial reporting: insurance
    • Financial reporting: business combinations
    • Financial reporting: consolidations
  37. 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

  38. Tom McLeod

    Executive-in-Residence

    Department of Accounting

  39. 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

  40. Dr Sujay Nair

    Senior Lecturer

    Management Accounting

    • Performance management
    • Incentive systems

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 53799

  41. Peter Nash

    Executive-in-Residence

    Department of Accounting

  42. Department of Accounting

  43. Professor Robert Nicol

    Emeritus Professor

    Department of Accounting

  44. Scott North

    Executive-in-Residence

    Department of Accounting

  45. Des Pearson

    Executive-in-Residence

    Department of Accounting

  46. Ruth Picker

    Executive-in-Residence

    Department of Accounting

  47. Professor Matthew Pinnuck

    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

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 8344 7539

  48. Associate Professor Brad Potter

    Head of Department

    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
  49. 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

  50. Brett Rix

    Executive-in-Residence

    Department of Accounting

  51. 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)
    • Incorporating technology in teaching
    • Increasing student engagement within classrooms
  52. Douglas Skinner

    Executive-in-Residence

    Department of Accounting

  53. 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

  54. 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

  55. John Stanhope

    Executive-in-Residence

    Department of Accounting

  56. 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

  57. Ms Demi Wang

    Teaching Assistant

    Financial Accounting

    • Information technology enabled teaching innovations
    • Teaching and learning strategies in financial accounting

    Department of Accounting

    +61 3 834 40451

  58. Dr Martin Weisner

    Senior Lecturer

    Information Systems

    • Enterprise risk management
    • Accounting information systems
    • Construal level theory
    • Experimental research
    • Auditing
  59. Professor Kenneth Wright

    Executive-in-Residence

    Department of Accounting

  60. 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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