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

Professional memberships
and associations
  • Graduate member, AICD
  • Member Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ)
  • Member Corporate Law Teachers Association
  • Legal practitioner admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland
  • Member American Accounting Association
  • Member European Accounting Association
* 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 Corporate Law Teachers Association and Legal practitioner admitted to the Supreme Court of Queensland. She holds a professional doctorate in  Juridical Science from QUT. Ellie is the editor of the Accounting Research Journal.
  • See Ellie’s google scholar page for up to date bibliography
  • Ellie’s teaching and research interests are primarily corporate law, corporate governance 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, Company and Securities Law Journal, Australian Business Law Review, Australian Journal of Management and Australian Journal of Corporate Law. Ellie also maintains an interest in Insolvency Law and Trade Practices Law.

Keywords for research interests:

  • mergers and acquisitions; takeover bids; private equity
  • board diversity
  • securities class action litigation
  • corporate governance
  • capital raising
  • environmental reporting
  •  continuous disclosure
  •  corporate fraud
  • insolvency
This information has been contributed by Professor Ellie Chapple.


Author of award-winning textbook: Company law: Interactive approach, Wiley, 2017

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

  • The Effect of Business Group Affiliation on Audit Fees and Audit Effort: Evidence from South Korea
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Yuyu Zhang, Dr Amedeo Pugliese
  • Corporate Sustainability in Australia: Performance, Disclosure and Governance
    PhD, Mentoring Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Shamima Haque
  • An Examination into the Perceived Importance of Different Fraud and Financial Misconduct Report Recipient Characteristics
    PhD, Principal Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Janet Mack, Dr Rania Shibl

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)