• 19 Citations
  • 2 h-Index

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Personal profile

Personal profile

Associate Professor Dianne McGrath's research has focused on two areas - corporate social responsibility; and accounting education, particularly the development of the hidden curriculum of generic skills in undergraduate accounting programs. The branch of accounting research Dianne has chosen, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), embeds itself in an ideal of ethical behaviour and reflects current concerns with climate change, environmental damage and corporate ethics arising from recent corporate collapses and the global financial crisis. Her particular interest is in the sphere of governance and sustainability in regionally based credit unions. A reporting model she developed was published in Social Accounting and Public Management, a book which discusses the development of the knowledge and theory of the nature of 'accountability' in contemporary global society and the challenges it poses for public policy and management.

Research Interests

  • Social and environmental accounting
  • Professional accounting education in regions

Professional Information

External Appointments & Memberships

  • Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
  • CPA Australia (Fellow) (past member retired 2019)
  • Accounting & Finance Association Australia and New Zealand (member and treasurer of Education Special Interest group)
  • Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (member)

Editorial roles on journals

  • Accounting Education (Associate Editor 2017 – current)


  • Management Accounting
  • Taxation

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, Charles Sturt University


Master of Commerce (Research), La Trobe University


Bachelor of Economics, Australian National University


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Research Output

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)

    Client intimacy & performance advice: Determinants of trust in the public accountant SME client relationship

    Cherry, M., McGrath, D. & Baumann, C., 01 Jan 2018, In : Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal. 12, 1, p. 3-32 30 p., 30.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 8 Downloads (Pure)

    Estate Planning In Australia: Or: it will never happen to me

    Steen, A., D'Alessandro, S., Graves, C., Perkins, M., Genders, R., Barbera, F., Shi, H., McGrath, D. & Davis, N., 2017, Charles Sturt University. 32 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportCommissioned report

    Open Access
  • Water Pricing Engagement in Victoria: A prem(o)ium accountability regime

    Murphy, D., Pawsey, N., McGrath, D. & Nayeem, T., 2017, 16th Australasian Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research Conference : Book of abstracts. p. 10-10 1 p.

    Research output: Book chapter/Published conference paperConference paper

  • Market Failure, Regulation and Education of Financial Advisors

    Steen, A., McGrath, D. & Wong, A., 2016, In : Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal. 10, 1, p. 3-17 15 p., 2.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 61 Downloads (Pure)

    Press / Media

    What happens to your cyber life when your real life ends?

    Dianne McGrath & Nicholas Davis


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Lawsuits outweigh regulation for big business

    Dianne McGrath & Daniel Murphy


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Press / Media