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Professor Ellie Chapple
Faculty of Business & Law,
School of Accountancy
Discipline *
Accounting, Auditing and Accountability
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Doctor of Juridicial Science (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Graduate, AICD
  • Member Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ)
  • Member Society of Corporate law Researchers (previously Corporate Law Teachers Association)
  • Legal practitioner admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Member American Accounting Association
  • Member and National Representative for Australia and New Zealand, European Accounting Association
  • Company secretary, Financial Research Network Ltd
  • Co-editor Accounting Research Journal (2014-2021)
  • Deputy editor-in-chief  Accounting & Finance
* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • Ellie (Larelle) Chapple holds the position of Professor of Accounting at QUT Business School, where she is the research leader in Forensic Accounting and the chief investigator in the research program Accounting For Social Change:
  • Ellie is a member of AFAANZ, member of the Society of Corporate Law Researchers and Legal practitioner admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland. She holds a professional doctorate in  Juridical Science from QUT.
  • Ellie is the co- editor of the Accounting Research Journal since 2014
  • Ellie is a deputy editor-in-chief for Accounting & Finance since 2021
  • Ellie has examined over 25 research masters and PhD thesis as external examiner and currently supervises around 7 research degree students
  • See Ellie’s google scholar page for up to date bibliography
  • Ellie’s teaching and research interests are primarily corporate law, corporate governance, non-financial reporting and capital market transactions. She has published the results of her research, including corporate disclosure issues in fundraising and takeovers and corporate governance, in journals such as Accounting and Finance, Abacus, Company and Securities Law Journal, Australian Business Law Review, Australian Journal of Management, Australian Journal of Corporate Law, Journla of Business Ethics,  Journal of Corporate Law Studies, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal. Ellie also maintains an interest in Insolvency Law and Competition Law.

Keywords for research interests:

  • environmental reporting
  • modern slavery reporting
  • corporate social responsibility and accountability
  • board diversity
  • securities class action litigation
  • corporate governance
  • capital raising
  • carbon accounting
  •  continuous disclosure
  •  corporate fraud & forensic accounting
  • insolvency
  • mergers and acquisitions; takeover bids; private equity
This information has been contributed by Professor Ellie Chapple.


Author of award-winning textbook: Company law: Interactive approach, Wiley 2nd ed, 2019

Teaching involvement: 2021 marked with *

AYN433 Research topics in accounting

*AYN507 Governance & accountability

*AYB230 Corporations law

AYB205 Law of business entities

AYB232 Financial services law and regulation


This information has been contributed by Professor Ellie Chapple.


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


Current supervisions

  • Reporting Practices of Modern Slavery Risk in Business Operation and Supply Chain
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Sarah Osborne
  • Impact of legislative frameworks on knowledge transfer, and practices within, Australian cooperatives
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Kerrie Sadiq
  • A Director's Perspective: Understanding Australia's 'two-strike' rule as a regulatory instrument: A Director's Perspective
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Julie-Anne Tarr
  • Corporate environmental sustainability and firm-specific risks: An examination of the association of environmental performance and proactivity with stock illiquidity, credit risk, and political risk
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Elisabeth Sinnewe, Dr Sarah Osborne
  • Corporate carbon performance and firm-specific stock price crash risk
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Pamela Kent
  • Does KMP virtue influence firm fraud and financial misconduct?
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Alexandra Williamson
  • Board social capital and Foreign institutional investment in China
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Natalie Elms
  • Board Ethnicity and Stock Price Crash Risk
    MPhil, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Troy Yao, Dr Tracy Qu

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)