Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Accounting & Finance

Research Area leaders:

Dr Nick Davis

  • Overview
  • Members
  • Projects
  • Current Students
  • PhD/DBA Topics


This Research Area (RA) is focused on measurement and reporting in a non-traditional accounting context.  Within this broad research area, topics include reporting on non-incorporate entities, non-banking financial institutions and non-industrial entities such as agricultural concerns.  Reporting practices of such entities applies traditional financial data but also includes reporting environmental, social and other qualitative data.  Finance research focuses on the performance and risk measurement in financial markets.  These markets not only include non-banking financial institutions but also banks, derivative markets and the market for new equity.  Such research includes the analysis of accounting as well as non-accounting data.

Consistent with CSU's primarily regional location, our research includes that which is focused on the regional context; however we also conduct research at a national and international level given the university's stated aim to "create new knowledge and practice that creates solutions for the benefit of our communities locally, nationally and internationally".

Our RA members have expertise in a range of qualitative and quantitative techniques.  This includes the common qualitative analysis approaches, as well as narrative analysis.  Multivariate approaches are commonly employed in quantitative analysis.

Researchers in the Accounting and Finance RA have attracted in recent years from a number of funding bodies including the Australian Research Council, Commonwealth Department of Families and Housing and Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA), the Salvation Army, Mission Australia and Anglicare.

Our research has previously been published in a range of reputed peer-reviewed accounting and finance journals, including Corporate Governance: an International Review, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, Managerial Auditing Journal, Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management, Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies and Australasian Accounting, Business & Finance Journal.


Name Title/PositionLocation
Robert Coombes Professor Bathurst
Adam Steen Professor Bathurst
Grantley Taylor Professor Bathurst
Jenny Kent Associate Professor Wagga Wagga
Kay Plummer Senior Lecturer Bathurst
Dianne McGrath Senior Lecturer Albury
Alfred Wong Senior Lecturer Bathurst
Nick Davis Lecturer Bathurst
Julia Lynch Lecturer Bathurst
Warwick Baines Lecturer Bathurst
Daniel Murphy Lecturer Albury
Peir Peir Woon Lecturer Wagga Wagga
Chiu Phua Associate Lecturer Wagga Wagga


Current Students

Student Award Topic Supervisor
Warwick Baines PhD Public school accountability and autonomy

Professor Louise Kloot
Principal Consultant, Business, Strategy and Education
Nordinga Pty Ltd

Kay Plummer
02 6338 4447

Peir Peir Woon DBA Heritage reporting by the Australian Public Sector

Dr Bikram Chatterjee

Professor Ian Eddie
Southern Cross University

Chiu Phua DBA Reporting by Australian universities

Dr Bikram Chatterjee

Professor Ian Eddie
Southern Cross University

Varaprasada Rao Vajjhala PhD Initial Public Offering (IPO) performance and market cycles

Professor Adam Steen
02  6338 4932

PhD/DBA Topics

The following opportunities exist in Accounting and Finance:

Supervisor Topic

Professor Adam Steen
02 6338 4932

Discipline: Accounting and Finance

  • Managed fund size and performance
  • An investigation into the cost and cost effectiveness of financial literacy and financial counselling
  • The impact of reporting the value of human resources
  • Board structure, board committees and the management of organisational risk