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Dr Annette Quayle
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Accountancy
Discipline *
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 QUT Business School, a chartered accountant and member of the AICD.  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.

I teach and research in the areas of governance, management accounting, risk and business ethics. My research focuses on the politics of public governance and financial accountability and aims to improve the integrity and oversight of financial decision making across all levels of government. This research seeks to deeply understand the complexities of these problems from a political perspective so I’ve previously 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). I have received competitive research grants to further this research  including from the Colin Brain Governance Fellowship, the Chartered Professional Accountants of Ontario (Canada) and AFAANZ.  The Colin Brain Fellowship focuses on addressing the problem of fraud and corruption in local government. I have also won teaching awards for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Australia and the UK.

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 accounting firm and then joined the graduate program of a large ASX-listed building materials company. In my spare time I follow my passion for sport and encourage everyone, especially women to keep finding time for sport in our busy lives.


  • 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)
This information has been contributed by Dr Annette Quayle.


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Awards and recognition

Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
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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.
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Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) demonstrates a personal and institutional commitment to professionalism in learning and teaching in higher education. Fellows have demonstrated commitment to teaching, learning and the student experience, through engagement in a practical process that encourages research, reflection and development;


  • 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

  • An examination of the underlying causes for a lack of diversity on Australian corporate boards
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Bronwyn McCredie
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Associate Professor Jodie Moll
  • 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
  • Governance of Reconciliation Action Plans
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Rebekah Russell-Bennett, Professor Peter Anderson
  • Culture and Corruption Risks in Local Government: The Role of Technology in Detecting Fraud
    MPhil, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Kevin Desouza
  • Environmental Disclosure Tone in Targeted Transparency Regulation: A study of the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Elisabeth Sinnewe