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Dr Annette Quayle
Senior Lecturer
QUT Business School,
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Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
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Doctor of Philosophy (University of Warwick), Master of Commerce (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Business (University of New England)

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* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


About Annette
I am a Senior Lecturer in the School of Accountancy at QUT and a chartered accountant.  I hold a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of New England (Lismore), a Master of Commerce from QUT and a doctorate from the University of Warwick.
My research focuses on public governance problems at the intersection of politics and society.  I’m looking for ways to improve how the public sector, often in collaboration with the private and non-profit sectors, govern and manage complex problems such as climate change, refugees, fraud and corruption.  By focusing on the role accounting as a mentality of governing, my scholarship seeks to advance theoretical understandings of accounting as a socio-political tool of accountability and transparency.  Current research projects I’m involved in include: improving governance, integrity and financial accountability in local government (Colin Brain Fellowship), and promoting transparency in government spending decisions in the time of COVID-19.  My research seeks to understand the complexities of these  problems from the inside and so I’ve taken up a secondment to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (Canberra) and am currently an independent member of a local government audit and risk committee (Ipswich City Council).

Prior to joining QUT as a lecturer I taught at the London School of Economics (LSE)  in the department of Accounting.  I started my accounting career as a tax undergraduate at a professional services firm and then joined the graduate programme of a large ASX-listed building materials company.  In my spare time I’m often playing or watching sport and am passionate about encouraging everyone to keep finding time for sport in our busy lives, especially women.

  • Colin Brain Governance Fellow 2019-2020
  • QUT Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award, 2013
  • London School of Economics: Departmental Class Teaching Prize winner, 2009
  • London School of Economics Teaching Excellence Award Finalist,  2009
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Teaching interests

  • Governance
  • Climate change and Sustainability
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Performance Measurement and Control Systems
  • Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
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Awards and recognition

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The Colin Brain Governance Fellowship is a competitive award for the furthering of education or research in corporate governance, financial management and business ethics.In 2007, the QUT Business School was fortunate to have received an endowment from Ferriscorp Group Pty Ltd in honour of their retiring Managing Director, Chief Financial Controller and Company Secretary, Mr Colin Brain. Mr Brain had an extensive and stellar career as a Managing Director, Chief Financial Controller and Company Secretary in Australian multi-national companies and joined Ferriscorp in 1972 where he served 35 years managing and growing the business at the international level.


  • Completed Supervisions

    • Accounting for Fair Trade: Evidence From Producer Organisations
      in Fair Trade Supply Chains (PhD)
    • Social Movements and Country-by-Country Reporting: A Global Study (Masters)
    • An Examination of Fairtrade Impact Disclosure Practices (Masters)
    • Becoming a Management Accountant: Notes from a Manufacturing Firm (Honours)

Current supervisions

    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Clevo Wilson, Adjunct Professor Shunsuke Managi
  • Accounting for the 'Stateless': Bio-politics and governmentality in colonial tea plantations in Sri Lanka during 1820 - 2003
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Andrew West
  • Investigating the Nature of the Relationship between Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance and Financial Performance in the Mining, Oil and Gas Sectors
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Ogan Yigitbasioglu
  • Integrating Accountability, Strategy and Accounting to Transform SL Public Sector towards Sustainability
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Jodie Moll
  • The diversity on corporate boards of ASX listed companies
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Bronwyn McCredie