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Dr Luisa Lombardi



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


BL Deakin Business School


Doctor of Philosophy, Deakin University, 2014
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007
Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), Deakin University, 2006
Bachelor of Commerce, Deakin University, 1991
Diploma of Applied Science, Royal Melb Inst. of Technology, 1981



Dr Luisa Lombardi is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting in Deakin Business School. Luisa has conducted extensive work and research in the field of Indigenous accounting and finance and has won external research grants nationally and internationally.

She is a director of the Indigenous Finance and Business Association (IFAB), a member of the International Indigenous Conference organising committee, and was Chair of the Indigenous Accounting and Business conference in 2015 and 2016.

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Career highlights

  • Inaugural International Indigenous Conference, Organising Committee Member, Canada, 2017.
  • Indigenous Accounting and Business Conference, Chair, 2015-2016.
  • Indigenous Accountants Australia - Advisory Committee Member.

Research interests

  • Indigenous peoples in accounting  (Australia, New Zealand and Canada)
  • Indigenous self-sustainability and capacity building
  • First Nation sustainable housing 


  • Member, Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia.

Teaching interests

  • Accounting Theory
  • Accounting and Society
  • Ethics (professional practices)
  • Financial Accounting


  • Indigenous Accounting and Business Conference, Chair, Deakin University, Australia, 26-27 October 2016.
  • Indigenous Accounting and Business Conference, Chair, Deakin University, Australia, 2-3 November 2015.
  • Member of the Organising Committee, International Indigenous Conference, Canada, 2017.


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Australian real estate management and development companies and women directors

W Dimovski, L Lombardi, C Ratcliffe, B Cooper

(2016), Vol. 34, pp. 18-28, Property management, Bingley, Eng., C1


Disempowerment and empowerment of accounting: an Indigenous accounting context

L Lombardi

(2016), Vol. 29, pp. 1320-1341, Accounting, auditing & accountability journal, Bingley, Eng., C1


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People in the accounting profession : an exploratory study

L Lombardi, B Cooper

(2015), Vol. 25, pp. 84-99, Australian accounting review, London, Eng., C1


Engaging diverse student audiences in contemporary blended learning environments in Australian higher business education: implications for design and practice

G Pye, D Holt, S Salzman, E Bellucci, L Lombardi

(2015), Vol. 19, pp. 1-20, Australasian journal of information systems, Wollongong, N.S.W., C1


Women directors and Australian REIT performance

B Dimovski, L Lombardi, C Ratcliffe, B Cooper

(2014), Vol. 20, pp. 3-11, Pacific rim property research journal, Sydney, NSW, C1


Women directors on boards of Australian Real Estate Investment Trusts

W Dimovski, L Lombardi, B Cooper

(2013), Vol. 31, pp. 196-207, Journal of property investment and finance, Bingley, England, C1


Exploratory study into the accountancy firms chosen by industrial company IPOs in Australia from 1994 to 2004

L Lombardi, W Dimovski

(2009), Vol. 5, pp. 213-224, Contemporary management research, Taiwan, Republic of China, C1


Indigenous Australian accountants : why so few? A historical and cultural perspective

L Lombardi, B Clayton

(2006), Vol. 1, pp. 63-74, Global business & economics anthology, Worcester, Mass, C1


Funded Projects at Deakin

Industry and Other Funding

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

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

Factors affecting the uptake of private financing for First Nation home ownership

Dr Luisa Lombardi, Dr Joanne Locke

  • 2018: $45,432
  • 2017: $46,496


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