Staff profile - Kim Watty

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Prof Kim Watty

Position: Deputy Dean
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business and Law
Department: BL PVC Office
Campus: Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 925 17704 +61 3 925 17704



  • Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 2005
  • GCHE Not Required, Deakin University, 2014


  • CPA Australia (Certified Practising Accountant) & member of PQAC (Program Quality Assurance Committee 2012-current)
  • AFAANZ (Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand)
  • AFAANZ Special Interest Group – Education
  • AFAANZ Special Interest Group – QualRAN (Qualitative Research in Accounting Network)
  • EAA (The European Accounting Association)
  • AAA (The American Accounting Association)
  • IAAER (The International Association for Accounting Education & Research).
  • HERDSA (Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia)


Teaching Interests

  • Management accounting
  • First year accounting


Research interests

  • Accounting Education – pedagogy
  • Assessment and feedback
  • Quality and standards
  • Professionalization

Research grants

2013, Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT)
Realising the potential: Assessing professional learning through the integration of ePortfolios in Australian business education

  • Grant amount $200,000
  • Lead Researcher Kim Watty, with Shona Leitch, Leanne Ngo and Dale Holt (Deakin)
  • Partner Universities – CQU and Macquarie

2013 CPA Australia, Global Research Perspectives Program, Innovative teaching, learning and assessment in accounting education: Engaging with digital technologies that enhance student learning

  • Grant amount $27,200
  • Lead Researcher Kim Watty, with Leanne Ngo and Jade McKay (Deakin)

2011 Australian Learning and Teaching Council (ALTC), Achievement matters: external peer review of accounting learning and teaching academic standards.

  • Grant amount: AUD 183,000
  • With Professors Hancock (UWA), A/Prof Mark Freeman (University of Sydney), Professors Paul delange and Brendan O'Connell (RMIT), Dr Anne Abraham (UWS) and A/Prof Bryan Howieson (University of Adelaide)
  • Lead Institutions - UWA and USyd

2010 IFAC (International Federation of Accountants), IAAER (International Association for   Accounting Education & Research), ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). Compliance with International Accounting Standards (IES): An investigation of  those factors that enhance or detract from IES compliance by Higher Education Institutions in Australia, Hong Kong, and Singapore.

  • Grant amount: AUD $30,000 (GB16,000)
  • Lead researcher: Associate Professor Kim Watty


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