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I am a Professor of Accounting and Finance at Macquarie University, Sydney. I previously worked for over 15 years as an independent business consultant across a wide range of industries before joining Sydney University after completing my PhD in 2008. My PhD entitled Intellectual Capital in Action: Australian Studies won the prestigious Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award for 2008 for the Knowledge Management category. I undertake research into modern slavery, intellectual capital, non-financial accounting and reporting, research methods and academic writing. My research activities link closely to management, accounting, and scholarly practice. I began working at Macquarie University in December 2013.

Elsevier and Stanford University have recognised me as one of the world's top 2%  of scientists for 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 and lifetime. The full story, methodology and data files are here.

I have been recognised In The Australian newspaper as Australia's Top Researcher in Accounting & Taxation for 2020, 2022 and 2023.

In addition to my PhD, I have the following qualifications:

  • Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Higher Education), Faculty of Education and Social Work, University of Sydney (2011)
  • Master of Arts in Management Research Methods, Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM) (2006)
  • Master of Business Administration, Australian Graduate School of Management (2004)

Since starting my thesis in 2006, I have achieved an outstanding record as the author or co-author of over 120 peer-reviewed academic journal articles, publishing in prestigious journals such as Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, The British Accounting ReviewJournal of Intellectual Capital, Public Management Review, Financial Accountability and Management and The Journal of Business Ethics. I have over 110 co-authors from different countries such as Australia, Italy, Sweden, the USA, Canada, Russia and China. My current research activities include projects in Australia, China, Scandinavia and Europe.

I have many awards for my publications:

Highly Commended Paper 

  • Journal of Intellectual Capital (2008, 2013, 2014 and 2015)
  • Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change (2014, 2016)
  • Journal of Knowledge Management (2016)
  • Meditari Accountancy Research (2019).

Outstanding Paper

  • Journal of Intellectual Capital (2018)
  • Meditari Accountancy Research (2021)

 Emerald Citations of Excellence

  • British Accounting Review (2015 for a paper published in 2012)
  • Journal of Intellectual Capital (2016 for a paper published in 2013)

Outstanding Reviewer

  • VINE journal (2013)
  • Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change (2015)
  • Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (2016)

I am currently an Associate Editor of Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal and Meditari Accountancy Research. I am  Deputy Editor for the Accounting & Finance journal.


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