Charles Sturt University
Charles Sturt University

Dr Dianne McGrath

Dr Dianne McGrath

Profile

Dianne's new role is Acting Associate Dean (Courses) in the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences at Charles Sturt University.  In this role Dianne will lead major faculty projects around online course innovation, course renewals and credit.

In Dianne's previous role as Course Director for Accounting and Finance, the role lead curriculum development, strategic course development and review, and course accreditation and advises on policy and processes for these discipline areas.

Prior to taking up the position as Course Director Dianne was the Sub Dean Learning & Teaching in the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences. Prior to joining CSU Dianne owned and operated retail businesses and held positions including Head of School (La Trobe University) and auditor with the Australian Taxation Office.

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Teaching responsibilities

Dianne is a senior lecturer with experience teaching across a range of subjects within accounting, finance and business planning. Dianne is currently convening subjects in Strategic management Accounting and Taxation and supervising PhD students exploring topics in ethics and governance.

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Research

Dianne's research interests are centred on Social and Environmental Accounting and Governance and Accounting education. Dianne contributed to the research in these fields through a number of published papers. In addition Dianne has supported the development of these fields of research as the chair of the organising committee for the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) 2011 Australasian conference and as a member of the technical committee for the Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ).

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Professional & Community Engagement

  • Fellow of CPAAustralia, member of Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFFANZ) and the Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR).
  • Member and past chair Albury-Wodonga Branch Council of CPA Australia.
  • University liaison for CPA Australia and Institute of Chartered Accountants.
  • Treasurer of the Flying FruitFly Circus.
  • Treasurer of Indigo Valley CFA

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Publications

Books, monographs:
  • McGrath, D (2010), Stakeholder Responses to a Social and Environmental Reporting Model for the Credit Union Sector,Social Accounting and Public Management (eds. Ball, A. & Osborne, S.,), Routledge. (Details media.routledgeweb.com/catalogs/routledge_research_2010.pdf
  • McGrath, D. and O'Keefe, S., (1999), Issues in the introduction of new technology in a teaching and learning environment, New Learning technologies A challenge for educators, (eds Ling, L., Ling, P. & Neville, B.), Graduate School of Education, La Trobe University.
Journal articles:
  • McGrath, D. & Murphy, D. (2016) Understanding accounting as a career:  An immersion work experience for students making career decisions, Accounting Education: an International Journal. 25(1) pp 57-87. 
  • Steen, A., McGrath, D. & Wong, A. (2016) Market Failure, Regulation and Education of Financial Advisors, Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal. http://primo.unilinc.edu.au/primo_library/libweb/action/dlDisplay.do?vid=CSU2&docId=dtl_csu84389
  • Murphy, D. & McGrath, D. (2013) ESG reporting – class actions, deterrence, and avoidance, Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal, 4(2) pp.216 – 235. (Selected by Editorial Team as a Highly Commended Paper of 2013).
  • Plummer, K., Burmeister, O., Muntean, D., McGrath, D., Murphy, D. & Macklin, R. (2010) A whole of curriculum approach to teaching business ethics, Australian Journal of Professional and Applied Ethics, 12(1), pp. 14-26.
  • McGrath, D. and Mathews, M. R, (2008) Moving to Sustainability: An Application of a Matrix Model to Gain Insight into the Research Literature, Accounting, Accountability & Performance, 14(1) pp 57-81.
  • Crase, L., Burke, I. & McGrath, D., (1998), Business Reputations: An Interdisciplinary Examination, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Corporate and Marketing Communications, Glasgow, April, 1, pp. 76-90.
Refereed Conference papers:
  • Murphy, D and McGrath, D., (2011), ESG Reporting - Australian Class Actions as a Motivator, Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, 2-5 July, Darwin, Australia.
  • McGrath, D. 2015) Drivers of inaction for social performance in Australian Credit Unions and Mutual Banks. SIDREA International Workshop (SIW) Meditari Accountancy Research European Conference and Doctoral Colloquium, 2-3 July, Forli, Italy.
  • Attree, K. & McGrath, D. (2014)  Improving success and retention in Accounting and business undergraduate courses. Make the call.  RMIT Accounting Educators' Conference, November 2014, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Murphy, D. & McGrath, D. (2013)Reaping what you sow: A stereotype intervention model to improve the uptake of accounting as a career choice AFAANZ Conference, 7-9 July, Perth, Australia.
  • Murphy, D and McGrath, D., (2011), Reaping what you sow: An action research proposal (model) to improve the uptake of accounting as a career choice, Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, 2-5 July, Darwin, Australia.
  • Murphy, D and McGrath, D., (2011) Australian class actions as a potential motivator for Environmental, Social and Governance, Global Accounting, Finance and Economics Conference,14-15 February, Melbourne, Australia.
  • McGrath, D., (2010), CSR in Australian credit unions' decision-making process (not), Fifth Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting (APIRA) Conference, 12-13 July, Sydney, Australia.
  • McGrath, D., (2010), An exploratory study of inhibitors to CSR reporting in the credit union sector, Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, 3-6 July, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Plummer, K., Burmeister, O., Muntean, D., McGrath, D., Murphy, D. and Macklin, R. (2010) A whole of curriculum approach to teaching business ethics. 17th Annual Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics Conference. 15-17th June.
  • Plummer, K S, Burmeister, O, Macklin, R, McGrath, D, Muntean, D, and Murphy, D, (2009) Teaching ethics in the Faculty of Business, Justice and Behavioural Sciences. CSUEd09, Thurgoona, 25-27 November.
  • McGrath, D., (2008), Stakeholder Responses to a Social and Environmental Reporting Model for the Credit Union Sector, Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference, July, Sydney, Australia.
  • McGrath, D., (2008), Social Accounting in the Credit Union Sector: GRI Readiness, PBFEAM Conference, July Brisbane, Australia.
  • McGrath, D., (2007), Social Reporting: An Argument for Congruence 19th International Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research, September, St Andrews Scotland.
  • Murphy, D. and McGrath, D., (2007), Generic Skill Development for Accounting Students: A Prescription for Success, Accounting Educators Forum, 22-23 November, Sydney.
  • McGrath, D., (2007), A proposed model: a social reporting framework for the credit union sector, Fifth Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting (APIRA) Conference, 8-10 July, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Murphy, D. and McGrath, D., (2007), Developing Ethical Understanding within an Undergraduate Accounting Degree: A Proposed Model, 2nd International Conference on Innovation in Accounting and Corporate Governance Education, 31 January to 2 February, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia.
  • Murphy, D. and McGrath, D., (2006), Surface to Deep: An assessment intervention to influence students learning approach', British Accounting Association Education Special Interest Group, May London. Awarded Best Emerging Paper.
  • McGrath, D. and Murphy D., (2006), Deconstructing the delivery of ethics in a commerce degree: a model to map the development of ethical skills, British Accounting Association Education Special Interest Group, May London.
  • McGrath, D. and Murphy D., (2006), An education model to develop ethical understanding in the corporate governance environment. 2nd International Borneo Business Conference 6-8 December Kuching Malaysia.
  • Murphy, D. and McGrath, D., (2006), Revealing the hidden curriculum of Business IT: If it's not taught here, where is it taught? Accounting Educators Forum, November, Sydney, Australia.
  • McGrath, D., (2006), Stakeholder demand for Social and Environmental reporting: Its importance and influence on decision-making 3rd International Conference on Contemporary Business 21 - 22 September, Leura, NSW, Australia.
  • McGrath, D. and Murphy D., (2006), Deconstructing the delivery of ethics in a commerce degree: a model to map the development of ethical skills. 3rd International Conference on Contemporary Business 21 - 22 September, Leura, NSW, Australia.
  • McGrath, D. and Murphy D., (2006), Gaps and Overlaps: a model to map the development of generic skills within a profession based undergraduate degree Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, July, Wellington New Zealand.
  • Murphy, D. & McGrath, D., (2006), Surface to Deep: An assessment intervention to influence the students' learning approach Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, July, Wellington New Zealand.
  • McGrath, D., (2006), Social Responsibility: Taking up the challenge in an Australian Credit Union, Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, July, Wellington New Zealand.
  • McGrath, D. and Mathews, M. R., (2005), Extending the Mathews' Matrix to incorporate time and national origin in categorising the Social Accounting Research Literature, published proceedings, Seventeenth Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, November, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • McGrath, D. and Mathews, M. R., (2005), Extending the Mathews' Matrix to incorporate time and national origin in categorising the Social Accounting Research Literature, poster presentation, Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand, July, Melbourne, Australia.
  • McGrath, D. and Ashton, E., (2003), Aspects of Social Accounting: Introducing the Process in an Australian Credit Union, published proceedings, Hawaii International Conference in Business, June, USA.
  • O'Keefe, S. and McGrath, D., (2000), On-line Delivery in Higher Education: What Questions Should We be Asking?, ASCILITE 2000 Conference, November, Coffs Harbour, Australia.
  • O'Keefe, S. and McGrath, D., (2000), On-Line or Off-Line? In Pursuit of Life -Long Learning, 25th ATEE (Association for Teacher Education in Europe) Annual Conference, Barcelona, Spain.
  • McGrath, D. and O'Keefe, S., (2000), Education over the Internet - improving access or widening the gap? An examination of the issues involved in the provision of Internet based tertiary education in rural Victoria, Women in Leadership Conference, November, Freemantle, WA, Australia.
  • O'Keefe, S., Dwyer, A and McGrath, D., (1999), The introduction of new communication technology and software in a university teaching and learning environment, Pacific Science Congress, Sydney, Australia.
Other Publications:
  • Murphy, D. & McGrath, D. (2013) Changing accounting perceptions: Introducing an intervention model to improve accounting as a career choice for secondary students, Accounting Educators Professional Periodical, July 2013, available at http://www.afaanz.org/ images/ stories/SIG5/July%202013.pdf
  • McGrath, D., (2009) Rethink teaching ethics or rethink funding ethics teaching, Fast Thinking http://www.fastthinking.com.au/site/page.cfm?u=348 Submitted August 2009.

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