Dianne McGrath

PhD, Course Director/Associate Professor in Accounting, Aspro

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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

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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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

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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