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Adjunct Professor Helen Irvine
Adjunct Professor
Faculty of Business & Law,
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Discipline *
Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
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PhD (University of Wollongong)

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Helen is a CPA and has been a member of the Taxation Institute of Australia and a number of other professional and academic bodies over her academic career. She is currently on the editorial boards of Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Accounting History, and the Australasian Accounting Business & Finance Journal, and performs reviews for these journals and others such as Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Financial Accountability & Management, Australian Accounting Review, Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management, Pacific Accounting Review, Accounting Historians Journal, Accounting History, Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Accounting Research Journal, Third Sector Review and Journal of Accounting & Organizational Change. For many years, she was a member of the Accounting Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Special Interest Groups for Qualitative Research and Accounting History, and was co-chair of the Public Sector and Not-for-profit Special Interest Group.


Not-for-profit accounting, Financial Reporting and standard setting, Accounting history, Research methodology

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


Background Helen’s first career experience was in a large chartered accounting firm, after which she worked as a contract writer and tax agent before pursuing an academic career. She joined QUT in 2008 from the University of Wollongong. Helen’s doctoral thesis was on the institutionalisation of accounting practices in a large not for profit organisation.

  • Accounting in not-for-profit organisations
  • Financial reporting
  • Qualitative research methodology.

While a full-time academic, Helen led the Not-for-profit accounting and accountability research group:

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