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
Dr Karen Lai 

Director of Industry Engagement
Mr Marc Olynyk

Course Director


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

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
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
Rhonda Ryan


Associate Professors

Senior Lecturers


Professor of Practice

Professorial Research Fellow

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 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)
Elka Johansson The Determinants of Reporting Financial and Non-Financial Information by 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) 

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)
Puspalia Muniandy Ownership structure and firm performance: The role of institutional investment Prof George Tanewski (P) 

A/Prof Shireenjit Johl (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 StrategyA/Prof Joanne Locke (P)

Dr Dessalegn Mihret (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)