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Dr Simona Scarparo



Senior Lecturer


Faculty of Business and Law


Deakin Business School


Melbourne Burwood Campus


Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh, 2002

+61 3 924 46515


Dr Simona Scarparo is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting in the Department of Accounting in Deakin Business School. Formerly, Simona worked at Warwick Business School, in the UK. She holds a PhD in Accounting from the University of Edinburgh in the UK, a Master in Public Sector Management and Accounting in the University of Bologna and a Bachelor degree in Economics and Commerce in University of Cagliari in Italy.

Within the broad areas of management accounting and public sector management and accounting, Simona’s research focuses on issues related to health care management and organisational change, specifically (a) the organisational implications of the interrelation between clinical and financial accountability; and (b) the organisational and individual implications of programmes and frameworks for improving, monitoring and assessing the effectiveness and quality of care provided by the NHS. These issues have been analysed through a qualitative research methodology within an interpretative sociological approach.

Moreover, she is interested in contemporary critical accounting issues, focusing on research in gender in the accounting professions, gender budgeting, accounting in popular culture and accounting and education.
Simona has presented papers in numerous international conferences and published in international peer-reviewed journals.

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Research interests

  • Public Sector Accounting
  • Management Accounting in Hospitals
  • Contemporary critical accounting issues
  • Focussing on research in gender in the accounting professions
  • Accounting in popular culture
  • Accounting and education


  • Member, British Accounting Association.
  • Member, International Association for Health Care Technology and Management.
  • Member, European Gender Budgeting Group.
  • Member, Women Budget Group.
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Doctoral Studies (IJDS).

Teaching interests

  • Financial Reporting Analysis


  • John Perrin Prize for Best Paper, Jackson, W., Patterson, A., Pong, C., Scarparo, S., 'Cash Limits, Hospital Prescribing and shrinking Medical Jurisdiction', Financial Accountability and Management, 2014. 
  • Deakin Graduate School of Business, Head of School Award for Excellence in Teaching, 2013.
  • Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Academic Letter of Commendation for Excellence in Teaching, 2012.


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The emotional transition to online teaching: grief, loss, and implications for academic development

D Taylor, M Bearman, S Scarparo, M Thomas

(2022), Vol. 27, pp. 176-190, International Journal for Academic Development, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Gender Responsive Budgeting: A tool for gender equality

R Khalifa, S Scarparo

(2021), Vol. 79, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, C1

journal article

Longing for connection: University educators creating meaning through sharing experiences of teaching online

B Fox, M Bearman, R Bellingham, A North-Samardzic, S Scarparo, D Taylor, M Thomas, M Volkov

(2021), Vol. 52, pp. 2077-2092, British Journal of Educational Technology, C1

journal article

Developing individual and organisational work-life balance strategies to improve employee health and wellbeing

C Zheng, J Molineux, S Mirshekary, S Scarparo

(2015), Vol. 37, pp. 354-379, Employee Relations, C1

journal article

An era of governance through performance management - New Labour's national health service from 1999 to 2010

L Ferry, S Scarparo

(2015), Vol. 25, pp. 219-238, Accounting history review, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Cash limits, hospital prescribing and shrinking medical jurisdiction

W Jackson, A Paterson, C Pong, S Scarparo

(2014), Vol. 30, pp. 403-429, Financial accountability & management, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Doctors under the microscope: the birth of medical audit

W Jackson, A Paterson, C Pong, S Scarparo

(2013), Vol. 23, pp. 23-47, Accounting history review, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

How easy can the barley brie : drinking culture and accounting failure at the end of the nineteenth century in Britain

W Jackson, A Paterson, C Pong, S Scarparo

(2012), Vol. 25, pp. 635-658, Accounting, auditing and accountability journal, Bingley, England, C1

journal article

Clinical audit, guidelines and standards : a productive relation for managing clinical practices

S Scarparo

(2011), Vol. 27, pp. 83-101, Financial accountability & management, London, England, C1-1

journal article

The process of devolution in the UK

S Scarparo

(2008), pp. 18-37, Accounting in politics : devolution and democratic accountability, Abingdon, England, B1-1

book chapter

Accountability in the UK devolved parliament and assemblies

S Scarparo

(2008), pp. 38-54, Accounting in politics : devolution and democratic accountability, Abingdon, England, B1-1

book chapter

The integration of clinical and costing information : a comparative study between Scotland and Sweden

S Scarparo

(2006), Vol. 22, pp. 133-155, Financial accountability & management, London, England, C1-1

journal article

Management Accounting, devolution and democratic accountability

Mahmoud Ezzamel, Noel Hyndman, Age Johnsen, Irvine Lapsley, June Pallot, Simona Scarparo

(2005), London, U.K., A6-1

research report/technical paper

Funded Projects at Deakin

No Funded Projects at Deakin found


Principal Supervisor

Sumon Bhattacharjee

Thesis entitled: Translation of Integrated Reporting and Integrated Thinking

Doctor of Philosophy, Department of Accounting