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Research concentrates on issues in accountability, governance, and assurance – as they relate to controlling fraud and other forms of workplace misconduct – and responding to organisational crises.

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Competitive advantage

  • The nexus of industry and academic thought leaders in examining fraud
  • Recognised for work in research and teaching through awards from the International Federation of Accountants, Emerald Publishers, and the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand


  • A recent Australian Institute of Criminology study estimated that fraud offences exceed $6 billion p.a. - approximately 40% of the total cost of crime in Australia and more than the cost of maintaining all Australian police services. The research aims to contribute to research in fraud and advance anti-fraud policy and best practice for organisations, governments, and the accounting profession to combat this enormous cost.

Successful applications

  • Research on serious workplace fraud, which is currently focused on offender strategies and other factors mitigating the effectiveness of management controls to detect/prevent fraud
  • A study of the assurance-based response to a major salary-cap fraud within the National Rugby League in Australia

Capabilities and resources

  • Expertise and industry partnerships in fraud research
  • Heavy involvement in the McGrathNicol Financial Crime Exchange
  • Representation on the Board of:
    • Accounting, Auditing, and Accountability Journal
    • Australian Science Innovations
  • Fellowship of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Our partners

  • Government – Australian Institute of Criminology
  • Industry – McGrathNicol

Professional Associations

  • Chartered Accountants ANZ
  • Chartered Institute of Management Accountants