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Dr Annette Quayle
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 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, a Master of Commerce from QUT and a doctorate from the University of Warwick.
My research focuses on the political problems of public accountability and governance. I’m looking for ways to improve how government and politicians respond, manage and govern the financial, social and environmental problems that take over political discourses, such as climate change, refugees or fraud and corruption.  These are interdisciplinary challenges and so my research crosses accounting, politics, governance and risk management.   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 of public/private partnership initiatives.  I believe it’s important for academics to maintain close links with government and industry and so I’ve also undertaken secondments such as to the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (Canberra) and am an external member of a local government audit and risk committee.

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.

  • 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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For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.


  • 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-political governmentality in the Sri Lankan tea industry 1820-2003
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr 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