Supervisors and areas of research interest
Assoc Professor Manzurul Alam
Current research interests focus on management accounting information and control
systems, strategic performance measurement, public sector accounting issues, and
SME accounting and performance measurement.
Professor Mohamed Ariff
Financial economics of stock markets; capital market behaviour; valuation modelling
and testing; mergers, financial restructuring and governance; international finance;
investment and mutual fund behaviour; bank risk analysis; tax compliance cost
studies; management accounting; derivative financial product design and valuation;
financial liberalisation and economic development; capital market equilibrium; scale,
scope and technical efficiency; total factor productivity application to corporate
performance; Islamic finance and modern finance theories.
Dr Balasingham Balachandran
Behavioural Finance, Market Efficiency, Market Anomalies and Market
Microstructure; Price Adjustment Process and Asset Pricing; Earnings Quality and
Earnings Management and their impact on long term price reactions.
Assoc Professor Keryn Chalmers
Financial accounting and financial reporting matters including: examining firms'
discretionary accounting policies, accounting valuation methods, and disclosure
choices; the impact of accounting regulation on firm value; executive remuneration
and corporate governance.
Professor Robert Chenhall
Relating management accounting systems to the strategic and operational needs of
Dr Keong Choong
Applied quantitative accounting and finance with a high content of mathematics,
econometrics and modelling applications. Research areas include equity (share)
prediction and understanding why share prices and the values of firms differ, use of
financial accounting and other information in the capital markets, computer modeling,
integrated databases and the use of information technology in management and
Assoc Professor Leonid Churilov
Business information and Decision Support Systems. Computer models for decision
making and process management in business systems - decision analysis,
optimisation, simulation, systems dynamics, and workflow modeling. Business
intelligence and data mining applications to process and knowledge discovery.
Knowledge representation and reuse via domain specific ontologies. Health care and
emergency services and systems.
Dr Paul Collier
Behavioural consequences of accounting, broadly defined. Ethnographic and case
studies in management accounting and control systems, financial and non-financial
performance management, knowledge management and risk management in both
the private and public sectors, with an emphasis on policing. The links between the
performance management, risk management and knowledge management
literatures, emphasising the role of governance in balancing the ‘accounting regime’
with alternative modes of management control.
Assoc Professor Michael Dempsey
Behaviour of risky assets; the cost of capital; option pricing.
Dr Piyadasa Edirisuriya
Banking performance in emerging markets, corruption and financial deregulation and
financial developments in South Asia.
Professor Robert Faff
Asset pricing; risk modelling; managed fund performance; behavioral finance;
corporate governance; risk management.
Dr Victor Fang
Interest rate swaps and credit risks, currency risk management, term structure of
interest rates and models, swap spreads and credit spreads analysis and modelling
Dr Aldonio Ferreira
Performance measurement and management; Management control systems;
Contingency theory; Strategic aspects of Management Accounting; Supply chain
Management; Environmental management accounting; Not-for-profit organizations.
Assoc Professor Grant Gay
The audit expectation gap; audit reporting; internal control, audit risk and assurance
framework; consolidations and accounting for company groups.
Assoc Professor Roger Gay
Stochastic processes in finance; asset valuation; pricing the cost of bearing risk;
general and life insurance; financial planning and superannuation.
Dr Philip Gharghori
Asset pricing, with a focus on the risk-based nature of contemporary asset pricing
models. Funds management, with a focus on fund performance. Default risk
measurement. Capital markets research, with a focus on the relationship between
firm characteristics and earnings management.
Professor Jayne Godfrey
Earnings management: theoretical explanations and statistical modelling; role of
accounting in transferring wealth between contracting parties and in increasing the
value of the firm; impact of accounting regulation on firms' financing and investment
decisions; impact of accounting regulation on firm value. Auditor choice and auditor
Dr Mahendra Goyal
Financial Accounting and Reporting: For example, performance indicators, EPS and
cashflow reporting, organisational, environmental and behavioural aspects affecting
organisations' management and accounting information systems and control.
Recently, Mahendra has also been involved with the Audit fee determinants in the
South Asia region. Other research interests include: financial reporting including cash
flow, EPS, audit fee determination, and corporate governance.
Dr Abdel K Halabi
Accounting education, the use of technology in teaching accounting, not for profit
Dr Mohammad Hoque
Bank Management, Loan default, corporate governance, Islamic banking and
finance, and microfinance
Assoc Professor Francis In
Asset pricing theory, time-series modeling of financial market volatility, cross-listing
and price discovery, optimal consumption and portfolio choices, performance of
mutual fund and hedge management, dynamic modeling of credit default swap
spreads, credit risk modeling, micro-banking, bank mergers and consolidation, and
wavelet analysis in finance.
Assoc Professor Chandra Krishnamurti
Current research interests span the following areas: Market Microstructure,
Corporate Governance, Issues in Emerging Markets, Behavioural Finance and
Dr Rod Lambert
Banking Risk Management and Financial crises
Professor Kim Langfield-Smith
The design and implementation of performance measurement systems and
management control systems; behavioural implications of management accounting
Dr Wei Lu
Accounting history, value relevance of intangible asset measurement and
disclosures, assets revaluation across different countries,
globalisation of accounting standards and corporate governance
Dr Vijaya Marisetty
Funds management; performance measurement of managed funds; market micro
structure; Asian capital markets and behavioural finance.
Assoc Professor Paul Mather
The use of covenants in debt contracts and related debt contracting processes; the
role of corporate governance in mitigating agency problems; behavioural research in
financial accounting; the use of financial accounting information in contracting;
earnings and impression management in financial reports.
Dr Patty McNicholas
The critical and social analysis of accounting with a focus on accountancy and
gender/ethnicity/culture/class issues. Related to this are issues concerning
environmental accounting, sustainability reporting, stakeholder engagement, and
social and environmental accountability. As my teaching is primarily in the area of
financial accounting more recently I have become involved in projects concerning
accounting for income taxes.
Professor Imad Moosa
Areas of interest are:
1. International Financial Management
2. Financial Forecasting
3. Financial and Operational Risk Management
4. International Monetary Economics
5. Financial Markets
6. Monetary and Financial Aspects of Economic Development
Dr Robyn Moroney
Auditing primarily; Behavioural (auditor decision-making processes); Economics of
auditing fields (fraud, corporate governance, industry specialisation.)
Assoc Professor Farshid Navissi
Financial accounting/capital markets areas including Earnings Quality (Earnings
management, Earnings persistence, Earnings response coefficient, Accruals quality)
Corporate Governance, Securities price effects of regulatory changes, and
application of auditing issues in financial accounting.
Dr Ruvendra Nandan
- Management accounting and control systems (MACS) in practice, particularly
changes in MACS in historical, political and social contexts.
- Multiple roles of MACS in organisations, particularly, budgets in sense making and
sense giving roles.
- Small accounting practice issues in rural and regional contexts.
- Social and environmental reporting issues.
Emeritus Professor Graham Peirson
Regulation of financial reporting and accounting standards; accounting policy choice;
international harmonisation and convergence of accounting standards and corporate
Dr Kok Fai Phoon
Empirical finance focusing on asset pricing and the risk and performance
management of hedge funds.
Assoc Professor Alan Ramsay
Financial accounting: impression management, earnings management and earnings
quality and their interaction with corporate governance. Capital markets research in
accounting including investigation of the determinants and capital market effects of
management earnings forecasts.
Professor Janek Ratnatunga
Management accounting; small business entrepreneurship; financial management;
accounting in competitive industries; the accounting-marketing interface.
Dr Martin Samy
School Effectiveness, School Accountability and Reporting Mechanisms, Financial
Performance Data and Schools’ Measurement of Effectiveness.
Assoc Professor Peter Schelluch
The audit expectation gap; audit independence; audit committees; audit risk, fraud
and forensic accounting; new assurance services; earnings management; corporate
Professor Michael Skully
Bank and other financial institutions in Australia and the Asia Pacific; banking
efficiency; financial development, banking and insurance, microfinance; Islamic
banking and finance; prudential regulation; Corporate governance of financial
institutions; dividend reinvestment plans and imputation; financial centres and
Dr Ting Yean Tan
International capital movements; options and futures.
Dr George Tanewski
Information technology, electronic commerce and value of the firm; capital markets
and family business; voluntary audits, monitoring and control in SMEs; corporate
governance issues in family controlled businesses; performance measurement in
Assoc Professor Madhu Veeraraghavan
My research interests are in the following areas:
1. Asset Pricing (Empirical and Theoretical)
2. Behavioural Finance
3. Corporate Governance
4. Evaluation of Mutual Fund and Hedge Fund Managers
Dr J Wickramanayake
Superannuation and pension funding; portfolio management and theory; arbitrage
pricing theory; funds management; corporate finance and banking.
Dr Carla Wilkin
Enterprise systems and information technology use in accounting education;
accounting information systems and management control; ICT use in knowledge
based economies; decision support technologies.
Assoc Professor Carolyn Windsor
Auditor Independence, ethical decision-making, organisational justice and career
advancement of women in accounting firms, family balance issues in accounting
firms, accounting issues and organisation culture, national culture.
Assoc Professor Lee Yao
Behavioural aspects of: Management accounting; Accounting information systems;
Corporate governance; Auditors ethics; Audit failures (Forensic); Asian cultural