Staff listing

Find out more about staff members at Deakin Business School's Department of Accounting. Here you can see staff profiles, link through to their publications and get in touch.


Department Head
Professor Peter Carey

Director of Research 
Professor George Tanewski

Director of HDR 
Dr Arifur Khan

Director of Teaching 
Dr Christine Contessotto

Director of International 
Dr Simona Scarparo 

Director of Student Engagement
Tracey McDowall

Seminar Coordinator  
Associate Professor Shireenjit Johl

Director of Industry Engagement
Mr Marc Olynyk

Course Director


Master of International Accounting (MIA) Course Director
Dr Belete Jember (BJ) Bobe Bobe

Master of Accounting and International Finance (MAIF) Course Director
Dr Dessalegn Mihret 

Master of Professional Accounting (MPA) Course Director
Dr Dessalegn Mihret

Master of Accounting and Law (MAL) Course Director
Dr Wen Qu

Master of Financial Planning (MFP) Course Director
Associate Professor Adrian Raftery

Master of Professional Practice (Financial Planning) Course Director
Marc Olynyk

BCom (Accounting Major) Course Director
Dr Sutharson Kanapathippillai

BCom (Financial Planning Major) Course Director
Michael Kerry

Chartered Accountants Foundations (CAF) Course Director
Dr Vincent Bicudo de Castro

Chartered Accountants Foundations (CAF) Course Deputy Director
Dr Mohammad Muttakin

Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) Course Director
Dr Christine Contessotto


Associate Professors

Senior Lecturers


Research fellows

Teaching Scholar

Administrative staff


P = Principal
A = Associate

Name PhD topic Supervisor
Andriyawan Sasmita Busy auditors, auditor litigation regimes and earnings quality: A comparative study of Indonesia and Australia Prof Ferdinand Gul (P) 

Dr Mohammad Muttakin (A)
Amirul Hafiz Bin Mohd Nasir Audit price, audit quality and firm ownership: Evidence of private and public listed firms in the UK Prof George Tanewski (P) 

Prof Peter Carey (A)
Rajiv Nair CSR Corporate Governance and Management Controls Dr Arifur Khan (P) 

Dr Mohammad Muttakin (A)
Elka Johansson The costs and benefits of annual reporting by Australian charities Prof George Tanewski (P) 

Prof Peter Carey (A)
Faizatural Hasliyanti Ghazali The integrity and quality of financial reporting by Islamic financial institutions in Malaysia A/Prof Joanne Locke (P) 

To be confirmed(A)
Mohd Hafiz Harun Governance Mechanisms and Auditing Prof Barry Cooper (P) 

A/Prof Shireenjit Johl (A)
Mr Nazeh Baarini Analysis of opportunities, anomalies, challenges and possibilities of using Islamic financial system in Australia Dr Soheila Mirshekary (P) 

Dr Dessalegn Mihret (A)
Puspalia Muniandy Ownership structure and firm performance: The role of institutional investment practices: An Australian study Prof George Tanewski (P) 

A/Prof Shireenjit Johl (A)
Felicity Jill Fallon An Analysis of the National Institute of Accountants' Journey Toward Professional Recognition Prof Barry Cooper (P) 

Prof Kim Watty (A)
Sumon BhattacharjeeTo be confirmedA/Prof Joanne Locke (P)
Chun LuThe impact of institutional investors on UK listed companiesProf Ferdinand Gul (P)
Dr May Hu (A)
Ankit JainEssays on corporate textual analysisProf Simon Fung (P)
Dr Samuel Cheung (A)