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Dr Jeanette Van Akkeren
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Accountancy
Discipline *
Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
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PhD (University of the Sunshine Coast)

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


Dr Jeanette Van Akkeren brings to the Faculty a background in the innovative use of information and communication technologies (ICTs). These skills have been extensively applied to the further development of QUT forensic accounting courses at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Her expertise in forensic accounting teaching includes forensic investigation, fraud and corporate governance and business intelligence/analytics. She has taught at Deakin University and the University of the Sunshine Coast in the areas of Information Systems Analysis and Design, Change Management, eBusiness and Project Management. Since joining QUT, her teaching focus has been solely focused on forensic accounting, business intelligence, and IT governance at the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. She is also Chair of the SOA Teaching and Learning Committee.
Jeanette has an interdisciplinary approach to her research and has published extensively in national and international journals including the European Journal of Information Systems, Pacific Accounting Review, Public Money and Management, Australasian Journal in Information Systems and Qualitative Market Research – An International Journal. She is currently collaborating with international forensic accounting academics on joint research efforts.
Jeanette is the recipient and principal researcher of an ICAA research grant examining the Australian forensic accounting profession. Strong links with forensic accounting practitioners ensures both her research and teaching align with practice. Specifically, Jeanette’s current research interests include forensic accounting professionalism, forensic accounting regulation and governance, forensic accounting education and certification, and accounting information systems in the healthcare sector. She has written two books on ICT use and a book chapter on the diffusion of mobile data technologies. Jeanette has also worked as a consultant for small to medium-sized firms and held the position of Managing Director of Health Informatics, Rubikon Australia.
Research interests Forensic accounting professionalism and legitimacy Forensic accounting education Forensic investigative techniques Legal issues, the law and forensic accounting Accounting information systems in the healthcare sector Mandated ICT use and avoidance Mobile data technologies Diffusion of innovation Social informatics and change management

This information has been contributed by Dr Jeanette Van Akkeren.


Teaching interests

  • Forensics and business intelligence
  • Fraud and corporate governance
  • Accounting Information systems
  • Forensic investigative techniques
  • eBusiness
  • Systems analysis and design
  • Project management
  • Change management
This information has been contributed by Dr Jeanette Van Akkeren.


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