Research seminars

Get an overview of the Department of Accounting’s previous seminars, guest speakers and topics. We have a range of speakers and research partners who regularly visit Deakin to share insights and encourage debate on topics of particular interest to the department’s students.


Upcoming seminars

Seminar date/time location Presenter Topic
21 Apr 2017
12pm-2:30pm
B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Reading Circle 2
Professor Ferdinand Gul, Michael Bray and Samuel Cheung
Integrated Reporting (Quantitative)
28 Apr 2017
12pm–2pm
B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Professor Elizabeth Carson

UNSW Business School

UNSW Australia
Assessing Initiatives to Improve the Quality of Group Audits
19 May 2017
12pm-2pm
B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Professor Zoltan Matolcsy
University of Technology Sydney
The Role of Powerful Non-Executive Chairman in Mergers and Acquisitions
2 Jun 2017 12pm-2pm B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Brown Bag
Dr Campbell Heggen

Honours Presentation
Translating environmental motivations into performance - The role of values systems in embedding environmental commitment
7 Jul 2017
12pm-2pm
B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Reading Circle
Associate Professor Adrian Raftery
To be advised
9 Jun 2017 12pm-2pm B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Professor Bin Srinidhi
University of Texas at Arlington
To be advised
23 Jun 2017
2pm-2pm
B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Dr Ke Wang
University of Alberta
To be advised
14 Jul 2017 12pm-2pm B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Brown Bag
Dr Karen Lai
To be advised
28 Jul 2017
12pm-2pm
B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Brown Bag
Dr Luckmika Perera
To be advised
4 Aug 2017
12pm-2pm
B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Dr Woo Jong Lee
Seoul National University
To be advised
11 Aug 2017
12pm-2pm
B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Professor Nancy Su
Lingnan University
To be advised
25 Aug 2017 12pm-2pm B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Brown Bag Associate Professor Joanne Locke To be advised
1 Sep 2017
12pm-2:30pm
B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Reading Circle
Professor George Tanewski and
Dr Nick Mroczkowski
SME
22 Sep 2017 12pm-2pm B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Brown Bag
Dr Simona Scarparo
Dr Lucia Lombardi 
Simona – to be advised Luisa - The role of accounting in strengthening the financial and economic capacity of Indigenous peoples
6 Oct 2017
12pm-2pm
B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Dr Walid Saffar
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
To be advised
13 Oct 2017
12pm-2pm
B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Dr Effiezal Aswadi Abdul Wahab
Curtin University
TBA
20 Oct 2017
12pm-2pm
B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Brown Bag
Michael Kerry
Current regulatory changes in superannuation and their likely impact on member/investor behaviour
10 Nov 2017
12pm-2:30pm
B: lb3.210
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Reading Circle 
Associate Professor Joanne Lock
Integrated Reporting (Qualitative)

Past seminars

Seminar date/time location Presenter Topic
3 Mar 2017
12pm–2:30pm  
B: lb3.210
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Reading Circle 1
Professor Ferdinand Gul
Political Economy
10 Mar 2017
12pm–2pm
B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Dr Chrisann Lee 

QUT Business School

Queensland University of Technology
Financial literacy and investment choice decisions: Evidence from Australian superannuation fund members.
24 Mar 2017
12pm–2pm
B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Brown bag 1

Elka Johansson
Reporting regulation and charities' accountability to stakeholders.
31 Mar 2017
12pm-2pm
B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Dr Anthony Ng
Monash University
Agency Costs of Free Cash Flow and Investments in Business Sustainability
24 Feb 2017
12pm–2pm
B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Dr Jayanthi Kumarasiri

Accounting, Economics and Finance Department,

Faculty of Business and Law,

Swinburne University of Technology
How Australia's biggest carbon emitting companies responded to the carbon tax
3 Mar 2017
12pm–2:30pm  
B: lb3.210
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Reading Circle 1
Professor Ferdinand Gul
Political Economy
10 Mar 2017
12pm–2pm
B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Dr Chrisann Lee 

QUT Business School

Queensland University of Technology
Financial literacy and investment choice decisions: Evidence from Australian superannuation fund members.
3 Feb 2017
12pm–2pm
B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
Venura Welagedara
Associate Professor Harminder Singh
Dr Saikat Deb
Department of Finance
Analysts' reputation and post-recommendation drift.
28 Oct 2016
12pm–1.30pm
B: lb3.323
G: ad3.131 (VMP)
W: j4.20 (VMP)
Brown Bag
BJ Bobe
Nazeh Baarini
BJ: Exploring the association between effective teaching, student learning approaches and learning outcome in university accounting education: a PLS-SEM modeling analysis
11 Nov 2016
12pm–1:30pm
B: lb3.210
G: ad3.307 (VMP)
W: TBA (VMP)
Brown Bag
Andriy Sasmita
Amirul Nasir
Amirul: Financial reporting quality and investment of audited small private firms at different life-cycle stages".
18 Nov 2016
12pm–1:30pm
B: lb3.323
G: ad3.307 (VMP)
W: j4.20 (VMP)
Dr Like Jiang
University of Melbourne
TBA
Seminar date Presenter Topic
14 Oct 2016 Professor Andrew Ferguson
University of Technology Sydney
Market Reactions to Auditor Switches under a Regulatory Consent Regime: Evidence from Australia
7 Oct 2016 Michael Bray Integrated Reporting Research
2 Sep 2016 Professor Farshid Navissi and Dharmendra Naidu
Monash Business School
Monash University
The Association between Financial Reporting Quality and Inventory Investment Efficiency
26 August 2016 Brown Bag
Arifur Khan
TBA
26 August 2016 Brown Bag
Felicity Fallon
David and Goliath - a tale of intra-professional conflict
19 August 2016 Dr Xudong Ji
Xian Jiao Tong and Liverpool University
Voluntary versus Mandatory Implementations of China SOX and Analyst Forecasts
12 August 2016 Michael Kend and Tehmina
RMIT University
Social Networking by University Accounting Students: Its impact on academic performance, student engagement and student life
29 July 2016 Brown Bag
Cheyrl Puah
Puspa Muniandy
Puspa Muniandy - Paper 2: The role of institutional investors in moderating CEO power and their compensation.

Cheryl Phuah - Auditor Independence and Audit Quality in Malaysia: The Effects of Director—Auditor Links and Ethnicity—an update
22 July 2016 Dr Elizabeth Ooi
University of Western Australia
What drives non-executive director compensation in pension funds? Evidence from Australian superannuation
15 July 2016 Professor Heibatollah Sami
Department of Accounting
College of Business and Economics
Lehigh University, USA
Do Auditors Strive to Improve Audit Quality After Sanctions? Evidence from an Emerging Market
28 June 2016 Professor Willie Gist
Professor of Accounting
Ohio University, USA
The Provision of Non-Audit Services and Audit Fees: Does Sourcing Arrangement of Internal Audit Matters?
20 June 2016 Professor Niamh Brennan
University College Dublin
A Theoretical Framework of External Accounting Communication: Research Perspectives, Traditions, and Theories
27 May 2016 Professor Mujtaba Mian
Zayed University
Do managers use share prices to mitigate investor short-termism?
20 May 2016 Brown Bag
Elka Johansson
The influence of proprietary costs on charities' reporting practices and the market for contributions
20 May 2016 Brown Bag
Hafiz Harun
TBA
29 April 2016 Brown Bag
Cheyrl Puah
Puspa Muniandy
TBA
22 April 2016 Professor Brendan O'Connell
RMIT University
Shaping the future of accounting and business education
1 April 2016 Dr Tom Scott
The University of Auckland
Changes in voluntary audit, credit scores and ownership concentration
18 March 2016 Brown Bag
Luckmika Perera
Regulatory impact of voluntary climate change-related reporting by Australian government-owned corporations
29 January 2016 Dr Stephen Gong
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Does media coverage improve investment efficiency?
26 February 2016 Angus Thomson and Eric Lee
Australian Accounting Standards Board
TBA
4 March 2016 Associate Professor Reza Monem
Griffith University
The value relevance of the reclassification of non-derivative financial instruments: a cross-country study
13 Nov 2015 Professor Allan Hodgson, 
UQ Business School, 
University of Queensland
Is advertising value relevant? Multi-dimensional analysis of markets and informed traders
6 Nov 2015 Associate Professor Victoria Wise and Dr Bikram Chatterjee Public Accounts Committee of India
6 Nov 2015 Dr Adrian Raftery Self-managed super funds: what is the real cost?
30 Oct 2015 Professor Roger Simnett,
University of New South Wales
Current and future trends in auditing research
14 Oct 2015 Professor Robert Faff,
UQ Business School,
University of Queensland
How to get published in quality accounting journals
9 Oct 2015 Professor Martin Bugeja,
Head of Accounting Discipline Group, University of Technology Sydney
Who joins a sinking ship? Some evidence on the market reaction and characteristics of independent directors who join fraudulent firms
25 Sept 2015 Nazeh Baarini
Faizatul, Hasliyanti Ghazali
Opportunities and challenges of using Islamic financial System in Australia 
11 Sept 2015 Professor Vic Naiker,
Department of Accounting and Finance, Faculty of Business and Economics, Monash University
Separating auditor provided tax compliance and tax planning services: financial reporting implications
28 Aug 2015 Dr Wen Qu and Dr Li Liu Voluntary disclosure of corporate social responsibility and quality of forward-looking information.
28 Aug 2015 Rajiv Nair (PhD student) PhD presentation
14 Aug 2015 Professor Ellie (Larelle) Chapple
School of Accountancy, Queensland University of Technology
Keeping the market informed: How effective is the market operator's monitoring of listed firms.
7 Aug 2015 Professor George Tanewski SME research – ABS longitudinal data on SME
7 Aug 2015 Amirul Hafiz Bin Mohd Nasir ORBIS and FAME database
31 Jul 2015 Dr Grantley Taylor,
Head of Department,
Department of Financial Accounting
School of Accounting
Curtin Business School, Curtin University
Does a firm's life cycle explain its propensity to engage in corporate tax avoidance?
24 Jul 2015 Professor Roger Simnet, University of New South Wales Research opportunities arising from new reporting and assurance initiatives
24 Jul 2015 Professor Niamh Brennan,
University College Dublin
Power relations and boards of directors: differentiating control, monitoring and oversight
26 Jun 2015 Sutha Kanapathippillai, Deakin University The influence of remuneration committee existence and effectiveness on CEO compensation
26 Jun 2015 Dr Campbell Heggen,
Deakin University
Environmental performance and value creation
5 Jun 2015 Professor David Lont,
Department of Accountancy and Finance, University of Otago, New Zealand
Longer term audit costs of IFRS and the differential impact of implied auditor cost structures
22 May 2015 Professor Clinton Free,
UNSW Business School, UNSW 
Fostering and forcing uses of accounting: labour-management negotiations in the automotive crisis in Canada 2008–2009
8 May 2015 Professor Naomi Siegel Soderstrom,
University of Melbourne
Estimation bias and monitoring in clean development mechanism projects. Co-authors: Hui Chen (University of Zurich) and Peter Letmathe (RWTH Aachen University)
24 Apr 2015 Puspa Muniandy, Deakin University The moderating effects of large block holders and governance attributes on the relationship between Institutional Investors and firm performance
24 Apr 2015 Elka Johansson, Deakin University Charity reporting practices 
20 Mar 2015 Dr Nick McGuigan,
Macquarie University
Developing creative accountants: an opening up of the accounting curriculum through visual and reflective exploration
13 Mar 2015 Dr Luckmika Perera, Deakin University The relationship between emissions and earnings management in the presence of environmental legislation