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Annemarie Conrath-Hargreaves is a Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Accounting and joined Monash University in 2018.

Prior to joining the Accounting Department, she worked at the European University Viadrina in Germany, where she obtained her doctoral degree. During this time, she also worked as a lecturer at the European Business School (EBS) in Germany, where she was also involved in the University's Executive Education program in Health Care Management.

Annemarie is a change-maker and sustainability advocate, who is passionate about changing the narrative of accounting through transformative learning experiences. In 2019, she received the Dean's PRME Team Award for Teaching Excellence (together with Alessandro Ghio and Nick McGuigan); in 2020 the Resilience and Agility in Teaching and Learning Award by the Department of Accounting (together with Xinning Xiao); and in 2022 she received the Dean's Award for Education Excellence for Early Career Teaching.

Research interests

In her research, Annemarie focuses on the public sector and sustainability issues, with a special focus on the politics of standard-setting and the role of (lay) experts in a national, supranational and transnational contexts. 

Annemarie is also interested in the usefulness of financial statement preparation and presentation, both with regards to the public sector and sustainability. Her research has been supported through a grant by the International Public Sector Standards Board (IPSASB), a standard-setting board of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). 

Her work is regularly presented at international conferences, and has been published in journals such as the Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ) and Abacus.

Monash teaching commitment

Semester 1, 2024: ACX3800|5800 - Accounting for Climate Change (Lecturer and Chief Examiner)

In this newly designed unit ‘Accounting for Climate Change’ we address these grand challenges that arise in the context of climate change head-on. Drawing on international and national standards, frameworks and regulations such as those by the ISSB, the TCFD and the CSRD, students are equipped with the skills to understand how organisations and governments can use accounting as a tool to take effective climate action and detect ineffective climate action. 

Following a highly interactive teaching approach, the unit ‘Accounting for Climate Change’ connects theory with practice, incorporates real-world scenarios and draws on timely case studies to ensure students are prepared to put their learning into action.

Community service

  • Reviewer for

-  Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal

- Critical Perspectives on Accounting

- British Accounting Review

- Qualitative Research in Accounting & Management

- Organization Studies

-  Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management

-  Australian Accounting Review

  • Scientific Committee Member of the European Accounting Association’s (EAA) Congress since 2020
  • President of Monash Children's Centre Co-operative Clayton


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 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research area keywords

  • Sustainability Accounting
  • Politics of Standard Setting
  • Political Economy of Accounting
  • Public Sector Accounting
  • Transparency
  • Third Sector Accounting
  • Impact Assessment
  • Climate change