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 
Associate Professor Arifur Khan

Director of Teaching 
Dr Christine Contessotto

Director of International 
Dr Simona Scarparo 

Seminar Coordinator
Associate Professor Jun Yao

Director of Industry Engagement/Student Engagement
Sue Davey

Course directors


Master of International Accounting (MIA) Course Director
Dr Samuel Cheung

Master of Professional Accounting and Finance (MPAF) Course Director
Dr Hong Ang

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

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 Mohammad Muttakin

Institute of Public Accountants (IPA) Course Director
Rhonda Ryan


Associate professors

Senior lecturers


Professor of Practice

Research fellows

Teaching scholars

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 Auditing, financial reporting quality and investment decisions of small private companies at different life--cycle stages Prof George Tanewski (P) 

Prof Peter Carey (A)
Rajiv Nair Three essays on corporate social responsibility disclosure Dr Arifur Khan (P) 

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

Dr Simona Scarparo (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)
Felicity Jill Fallon Intra-professional conflict and a quest for recognition? an Australian case study Prof Barry Cooper (P) 

Prof Kim Watty (A)
Sumon BhattacharjeeThe Effectiveness of Participative Pricing Mechanism as a Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy

Dr Dessalegn Mihret (P)

Dr Simona Scarparo (A)

Chun LuThe impact of institutional investors on UK listed companiesProf Ferdinand Gul (P)

Dr May Hu (A)
Angel SungTo be advisedProf Simon Fung (P)

Dr Karen Lai (A)
Ha Thanh NguyenTo be advisedProf Ferdinand Gul (P)

Dr Karen Lai (A)

Nancy Cao

To be advised

Prof Simon Fung (P)

Dr Samuel Cheung (A)