Edward Tello Melendez



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Dr Edward Tello joined Monash University in 2017. Prior to joining Monash, Edward worked at Macquarie University, from where he graduated with a PhD in Accounting. Edward also holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from Universidad Federico Villarreal, Peru.


As a result of an award through the Australian Water Accounting Development Committee Edward, along with one of his PhD supervisors Dr James Hazelton, were involved in a National Water Accounting Development project. Outputs from the project include numerous briefings and position papers prepared on behalf of the Water Accounting Development Committee (later superseded by the Water Accounting Standards Board). This work informed formulation of the standards, which were released in 2012, and underpin the annual National Water Account, prepared by the Bureau of Meteorology.


At Macquarie, Edward was involved in teaching accounting information systems, financial accounting, and management accounting subjects. Edward has been an ad-hoc reviewer for Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, the Journal of Cleaner Production, and Water SA. Additionally, Edward has written three review articles for the Social and Environmental Accountability Journal and is a member of CPA Australia, as well as the Centre for Social & Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR), and the Australasian CSEAR Sub-Committee.


Research interests

Water Accounting and Management, Social and Environmental Accounting, Accountability, Business Ethics, Accounting Information Systems.

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 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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