Profile image of Christine Contessotto

A/Prof. Christine Contessotto



Associate Professor


Faculty of Business and Law


Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, Monash University, 2016

+61 3 925 17288


Christine is an Associate Professor in the Department of Accounting within the Faculty of Business and Finance. She has extensive experience in the tertiary sector, working at Deakin over the last 8 years and prior to that 7 years at Monash, sessional teaching at RMIT and over 15 years at TAFE. Christine teaches in the Accounting capstone unit and in auditing units. Christine researches in audit teams and teaching.

Christine is a strong proponent of active learning, authentic activities, and assessment. She has won three Vice Chancellor's awards and an AAUT teaching and learning award.

She is a Chartered Accountant having worked in audit and accounting roles before joining academia.  Over her time at Deakin, Christine has been the Associate Dean, Teaching and Learning in the Faculty of Business and Law (4 years) and the Director of Teaching in the Accounting Department (3 years).

Read more on Christine's profile

Research interests

  • Auditing and Assurance


  • Member, Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).
  • Member, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ).
  • Editorial Advisory Board Member, International Journal of Auditing (IJA).
  • Senior Fellow HEA

Teaching interests

  • Financial Accounting
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Accounting and Society


  • Vice Chancellors’ Award for Teaching Excellence, Deakin University, 2017
  • Vice Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Contribution to Digital Platforms and Capabilities 2021
  • AAUT Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 2021
  • Vice Chancellors award for for Teaching Excellence – DBS WIL Suite Enhancement 2023


Filter by


The reciprocal nature of Assessment-as-Learning and feedback literacy: case studies from higher education in Australia

Christine Contessotto, Christine Contessotto, Joanna Tai, Joanna Tai, Janine Mc Burnie, Janine Mc Burnie, Kelli Nicola-Richmond, Kelli Nicola-Richmond, Petra Brown, Petra Brown

(2022), pp. 1-17, Assessment as learning : maximising opportunities for student learning and achievement, London, Eng., B1

book chapter

Team familiarity-Boon for routines, bane for innovation? A review and future research agenda

B Muskat, A Anand, C Contessotto, A Tan, G Park

(2022), Vol. 32, pp. 1-13, Human Resource Management Review, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

How do audit team industry and client-specific experience impact audit effort and audit fees?

C Contessotto, W Knechel, R Moroney

(2021), Vol. 25, pp. 249-268, International journal of auditing, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

The association between audit manager and auditor-in- charge experience, effort, and risk responsiveness

C Contessotto, W Knechel, R Moroney

(2019), Vol. 38, pp. 121-147, Auditing, C1

journal article

The association between audit committee effectiveness and audit risk

C Contessotto, R Moroney

(2014), Vol. 54, pp. 393-418, Accounting & finance, Oxford, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

KPMG Research Fellow in Integrated Reporting

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


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

Key Audit Matters, Materiality Thresholds and Financial Reporting Quality

A/Prof Christine Contessotto, Dr Shireenjit Johl

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

  • 2016: $4,000


No completed student supervisions to report