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 of Accounting staff

The Department of Accounting is home to industry-leading academics and researchers that contribute to our strong presence in research and engagement. We have created strong links with industry and have fostered professional and industry partnerships, including our longstanding association with Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) through the CA Foundations, the ACCA, the IPA Graduate Certificate, the Integrated Reporting Centre, and the IPA-Deakin SME Research Centre.

We strive to embed our strategic employability focus in our teaching and learning, and produce innovative, high-quality research that is frequently published in leading journals.

Key contacts

Professor Anne Wyatt, Head of Department

Dr Sutha Kanapathippillai, Director of Teaching

Dr Li Liu, Director, HDR

Associate Professor Arifur Khan, Director, Researcher Development

Dr Samuel Cheng, Professional Associations Liaison

Course directors

Luke Cuttance, Program and Relationship Manager, Chartered Accountants (CA) Foundation

Dr Egor Evdokimov, Chartered Accountants (CA) Foundation

Marc Olynyk, Financial Planning

Dr Ali Yaftian, IPA (Institute of Public Accountants)

Dr Belete Bobe, MPA (Master of Professional Accounting)

Academic contacts

Dr Vicente Bicudo De Castro, Senior Lecturer

Dr Belete Bobe, Senior Lecturer

Michael Bray, Professor of Practice

Professor Peter Carey

Dr Xikai Chen, Lecturer

Dr Samuel Cheung, Senior Lecturer

Professor Greg Clinch, Professorial Research Fellow

Emeritus Professor Barry Cooper

Dr Thusitha Dissanayake Mudiyanselage, Lecturer

Dr Egor Evdokimov, Senior Lecturer

Dr Dale Fu, Lecturer

Professor Simon Fung

Gurbinder Gill, Teaching Scholar

Dr Abdifatah Haji, Lecturer

Dr Campbell Heggen, Senior Lecturer

Dr Cecilia Hu, Lecturer

Dr Lawrence Huang, Lecturer

Dr Sutharson Kanapathippillai, Associate Head of School

Associate Professor Arifur Khan

Dr Jahan Khan, Lecturer

Dr Edwin Lim, Senior Lecturer

Dr Li Liu, Senior Lecturer

Dr Iliyas Mohammad Yusoff, Lecturer

Dr Mohammad Muttakin, Senior Lecturer

Dr Peter Ngigi, Teaching Scholar

Mark Olynyk, Senior Lecturer

Dr Brooke Peel, Lecturer

Professor Jeffrey Pittman, Professorial Research Fellow

Paul Sakchuenyos, Lecturer

Dr Simona Scarparo, Senior Lecturer

Dr Wei Shi, Lecturer

Professor Roger Simnett, Professorial Research Fellow

Dr Adam Steen, Professor of Practice

Dr Eka Tan, Lecturer

Professor George Tanewski

Dr Peter Vuong, Teaching Scholar

Emeritus Professor Kim Watty

Professor Anne-Marie Wyatt, Head of Department

Dr Ali Yaftian, Lecturer

Associate Professor Jun Yao

Dr Farah Zamir, Research Fellow

Dr Kerui Zhai, Lecturer



Centre for Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Business
Professor Hind Benbya, Director

Centre for Disaster Resilience and Recovery
Professor Mehmet Ulubasoglu, Director

Centre for Refugee Employment, Advocacy, Training and Education (CREATE)
Dr Karen Dunwoodie, Director

Deakin Integrated Reporting Centre
Professor Peter Carey, Research Director

IPA-Deakin SME Research Centre 
Professor George Tanewski, Director


Arts & Creative Industries Research and Engagement (ACiRE)
Professor Hilary Glow, Director

Better Consumption Lab 
Associate Professor Josh Newton, Director

Deakin MarTech Clinic 
Associate Professor Ali Tamaddoni, Director

Deakin MarTech Clinic
Professor Andre Bonfrer, Director

Impact Finance Hub
Dr Emma Li, Director

Leadership Futures Hub
Associate Professor Jeff Shao, Director

Leadership Futures Hub
Dr Yuen Lam Bavik, Director

Women's Entrepreneurship Research Alliance
Dr Andrea North-Samardzic, Director

Contact us

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