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EmPr Barry Cooper

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Position

Emeritus Professor

Faculty

Faculty of Business and Law

Department

Office of the Exec Dean B&L

Campus

Off-Campus (Home)

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 2001
Master of Education, University of Melbourne, 1985
Bachelor of Education, University of Melbourne, 1981
Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne, 1969

Contact

barry.cooper@deakin.edu.au
+61 3 522 72733

Biography

Barry J. Cooper is Emeritus Professor and former Associate Dean – Engagement in the Faculty of Business and Law. He was previously Head of the Accounting Schools in Hong Kong Polytechnic from 1987 to 1991 and RMIT University from 1993 to 1997, and also National Director for Member Services of CPA Australia from 1998 –to 2000. He returned to RMIT University in 2001 before moving to Deakin University in 2007, becoming Head of School from 2010 to 2014 before taking on the Associate Dean role in 2015.

In addition to Barry's management roles, he taught and researched in the areas of auditing, professional ethics, corporate governance and accounting education. He was also instrumental in the establishment of the IPA-Deakin SME Research Centre and the Deakin Integrated Reporting Centre. Barry is also a Past President of the global accounting body, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

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Research interests

  • Auditing
  • Professional ethics
  • Corporate governance
  • Accounting education

Affiliations

  • Fellow, CPA Australia (FCPA).
  • Fellow, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA).
  • Member, Institute of Internal Auditors - Australia.
  • Member, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand.
     

Teaching interests

  • Financial Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Ethics and Financial Services

Professional activities

Awards

  • Life Membership for services rendered, AFAANZ, 2014.

Publications

No publications found

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Modelling factors affecting the long-term demand for and supply of professional accounting and allied services in rural and regional Australia.

Prof Colin Ferguson, Prof Barry Cooper, Dr Graeme Wines, A/Prof Beverley Jackling

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 2

  • 2009: $29,680
  • 2008: $14,613
  • 2007: $38,581

Risk Management Systems and Implications for Carbon Reporting and Reduction - A study of Australian Carbon Intensive Firms

Prof Nava Subramaniam, Prof Barry Cooper, Prof Philomena Leung, Dr Graeme Wines

ARC Linkage - Projects Rnd 1, ARC_DUAPAI ARC_Deakin University Australian Postgraduate Award Industry

  • 2013: $71,202
  • 2012: $63,290
  • 2011: $60,945

Other Public Sector Funding

Whitehorse Business Performance and Monitor Survey 2017

Dr Scott Salzman, Dr Craig Parker, A/Prof Bill Dimovski, Prof Barry Cooper, Dr Nicholas Mcclaren

Whitehorse City Council

  • 2017: $8,000

Industry and Other Funding

Ethics Education Research Project

Prof Philomena Leung, Prof Barry Cooper, A/Prof Steven Dellaportas, A/Prof Beverley Jackling

IFAC Grant - Research - The International Federation of Accountants

  • 2006: $23,117

Risk Management Systems and Implications for Carbon Reporting and Reduction - A study of Australian Carbon Intensive Firms

Prof Nava Subramaniam, Prof Barry Cooper, Prof Philomena Leung, Dr Graeme Wines

ACCA Grant - Research - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, IoIAA The Institute of Internal Auditors Australia

  • 2013: $20,000
  • 2012: $20,000
  • 2011: $20,000

Accounting research funding - projects to be determined by School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

Prof Barry Cooper

Institute of Chartered Accounts in Australia Grant - Research

  • 2014: $100,000
  • 2013: $100,000
  • 2012: $100,000
  • 2011: $100,000

An investigation into the role of educators, employers and the accounting profession in providing opportunities for Indigenous Australians to enter the field of Accounting

Dr Luisa Lombardi, Prof Barry Cooper

CPA Aust Grant - Research

  • 2014: $13,636
  • 2013: $13,636
  • 2012: $27,272

IPA-Deakin SME Research Partnership

Prof Peter Carey, Prof George Tanewski, Prof Barry Cooper

Institute of Public Accountants

  • 2015: $66,666
  • 2014: $66,666
  • 2013: $66,666

Chartered Accountants Foundation Program

Prof Anne Wyatt, Prof Barry Cooper

ICAA Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

  • 2019: $503,125
  • 2018: $435,500
  • 2017: $357,875
  • 2016: $351,512
  • 2015: $138,193

CEO Inside Debts and Credit Rating

Dr May Hu, Dr Wen Qu, Prof Barry Cooper, A/Prof Rong Ding

Accounting & Finance Assoc of Australian & New Zealand Grant - Research

  • 2015: $2,000

KPMG Research Fellow in Integrated Reporting

Prof Anne Wyatt, Prof Barry Cooper, A/Prof Christine Contessotto, A/Prof Luckmika Perera, Dr Samuel Cheung

KPMG

  • 2020: $96,558
  • 2019: $193,117
  • 2018: $193,117
  • 2017: $193,117
  • 2016: $96,558

IPA - Deakin SME Research Centre

Prof Anne Wyatt, Prof Barry Cooper, Prof Peter Carey, Prof George Tanewski

Institute of Public Accountants

  • 2023: $481,800
  • 2021: $240,900
  • 2020: $219,000
  • 2019: $219,000
  • 2018: $219,000
  • 2017: $167,000
  • 2016: $167,000

IPA Stage 1 Program

Prof Anne Wyatt, A/Prof Luckmika Perera, Prof Barry Cooper

Institute of Public Accountants

  • 2020: $51,229
  • 2019: $35,047
  • 2018: $24,255
  • 2017: $8,662

Supervisions

Principal Supervisor
2019

Felicity Jill Fallon

Thesis entitled: An Inside Story of Intra-Professional Conflict in the Australian Accounting Profession

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Accounting

2016

Lu Wang

Thesis entitled: A Study of Voluntary Internal Control Assurance in Chinese Listed Companies

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Accounting

2014

Luisa Lombardi

Thesis entitled: The role of accounting in the financial capacity building of Australian Aboriginal peoples

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

2012

Grace Swee Peng Wong

Thesis entitled: Learning Context in Australian Universities - Perceptions of Chinese Accounting Students

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

2011

Wen Qu

Thesis entitled: A Study of Voluntary Disclosure by Listed Firms in China

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

Associate Supervisor
2011

Marzlin Marzuki

Thesis entitled: Ethics Education in Accounting Curricula: Evidence from Malaysia

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance

2009

Helen Yee

Thesis entitled: Ideological Hegemony and Professional Organisation of Public Accountants in China

Doctor of Philosophy, School of Accounting, Economics & Finance