1996 …2023

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Personal profile

Community service

Member, CPA Australia Environment, Society and Governance Centre of Excellence

Board Member, Quantitative Techniques of Economics and Management (QTEM) Network

Member, TEQSA Panel of Experts

Board Member, Australian Books for Children of Africa

Treasurer, Melbourne Girls Grammar Parents Association

Treasurer, Merton Hall Rowing Club

Research interests

Michaela's research interests are primarily focused in the areas of corporate governance and sustainability. She has a particular interest in executive compensation and board gender diversity, and has published in leading journals on these issues. Michaela's seminal research on corporate social responsibility reporting led the agenda on applying legitimacy theory to firm CSR reporting in Australia. Michaela is currently working on research exploring the utility of integrated reporting.

Supervision interests

corporate governance, board gender diversity, executive compensation, CSR reporting, integrated reporting 


Monash teaching commitment

ACX2900 Accounting for sustainability

ACF5960 Advanced financial accounting

BEX 3722/BEX5722 Engaging with international business

BEX 3724 Engaging with international business - Asia

BEX3726 AI and data science at HEC Montreal

MBA5112 MBA1

MBA5704 Accounting

MBA5904 Interpreting accounting information



Michaela is Professor of Accounting and Deputy Dean (International) at Monash Business School. She is a passionate and highly regarded educator, receiving a number of awards for teaching excellence, including from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, and a Dean’s award for Teaching Excellence for her contribution to the student experience. In her current role, Michaela has taken the lead in developing a broad range of international immersive programs for students. Prior to embarking on an academic career Michaela worked as an accountant in public practice. Michaela’s research spans corporate governance, financial reporting, executive compensation and sustainability and integrated reporting.

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 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 29 Oct 2009

Commerce, PhD, RMIT University

Award Date: 12 Dec 2007

Economics, Master of Economics, University of New England (Australia)

Award Date: 17 Apr 1997

Accounting, Bachelor of Business (Honours), University of Southern Queensland

Award Date: 23 Apr 1994

Research area keywords

  • Accounting Education
  • Financial Reporting
  • Corporate Governance
  • Executive Compensation
  • Sustainability Accounting
  • Integrated reporting
  • Corporate Social Responsibility

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