Dr Adam Steen



Professor Of Practice


Faculty of Business and Law


Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University, 1998
Master of Commerce, University of Melbourne, 1992
Diploma in Education, La Trobe University, 1986
Bachelor of Economics, La Trobe University, 1985


+61 3 924 46880


Adam Steen is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Accounting in Deakin Business School and Adjunct Professor at the University of Adelaide. Adam has undertaken consultancy assignments for bodies such as the Commonwealth Government, World Bank, Government of Indonesia and other local and global organisations. After an experience at a number of leading Australian and International Business Schools and the World Bank, he has served as a senior academic providing leadership in teaching, research and administration. 

Adam's research has been published in leading international journals and is interdisciplinary in nature, applying Accounting and Finance-based methodologies to questions and issues in diverse areas including Corporate Governance, International Business, Tourism, Human Resource Management, Unemployment and Homelessness. He is also the head of the Academic Community of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Fellow of CPA Australia. Adam has strong links with the business community in Australia but also a deep interest in issues of disadvantaged and what can be done to overcome disadvantage.

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Research interests

  • Financial Services
  • Accounting
  • Social Welfare

Teaching interests

  • Estate Planning
  • Trust Administration


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The drivers of high health and justice costs among a cohort young homeless people in Australia

P Flatau, K Zaretzky, E Crane, G Carson, A Steen, M Thielking, D MacKenzie

(2020), Vol. 35, pp. 648-678, Housing studies, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Information flow around stock market collapse

T Bossomaier, L Barnett, A Steen, M Harré, S d'Alessandro, R Duncan

(2018), Vol. 58, pp. 45-58, Accounting and Finance, London, England, C1-1

journal article

The sustainability of the youth foyer model: A comparison of the UK and Australia

A Steen, D Mackenzie

(2017), Vol. 16, pp. 391-404, Social Policy and Society, Cambridge, England, C1-1

journal article

Market Failure, Regulation and Education of Financial Advisors

A Steen, D McGrath, A Wong

(2016), Vol. 10, pp. 3-17, Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal, Wollongong, New South Wales, C1-1

journal article

Changing conditions in the Hong Kong new issues market

P Carey, A Steen

(2006), Vol. 14, pp. 484-500, Pacific Basin finance journal, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

Scoping Study on the teaching of mental capacity within professional disciplines.

Dr Adam Steen

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

  • 2019: $13,540

Scoping Study: Digital assets and risk issues for clients and LPRs.

Dr Adam Steen

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

  • 2019: $22,500


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