Bryan Howieson

Bryan Howieson

Adelaide Business School

Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.

My research interests are broad but firmly grounded in serving the needs of the accounting profession and broader community.  My interests include financial reporting, accounting standards-setting and regulation, corporate governance, accounting education, and professional ethics.  My research has employed both quantative and qualitative approaches and has been published in leading Australian and international academic and professional journals.  

CPA Australia Global Research Perspectives Program, 2018, “Perceptions of the Contributions of Ball and Brown 1968”. ($6,053).

The University of Adelaide Small Research Grant program, 2015, "An Investigation of Australian Remuneration Report Disclosures Practices", with W. Mackay and Dr G. Shan.  ($4,981).

Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland and Financial Reporting Council (UK), 2013 - 2014, “The Skill and Competency Requirements of Auditors in Today’s Complex Global Business Environment”, with Professor Karin Barac (University of Pretoria), Professor Elizabeth Gammie (Robert Gordon University), and Professor Marianne von Staden (University of South Africa).  (£31,483).

Office of Teaching and Learning, Australian Business Deans Council, CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, 2010, “Achievement Matters: External Peer Review of Accounting Learning and Teaching Academic Standards” with Winthrop Professor Phil Hancock (University of Western Australia), Associate Professor Mark Freeman (University of Sydney), Professor Brendan O’Connell (RMIT University), Professor Paul de Lange (RMIT University), Professor Kim Watty (Deakin University) and Associate Professor Ann Abraham (University of Western Sydney).  ($308,000).

Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Ltd Grant, 2007, “Accounting for the Future: More Than Numbers”, with Associate Professor Phil Hancock (University of Western Australia), Professor Marie Kavanagh (University of Southern Queensland), Associate Professor Irene Tempone (Swinburne University) and Ms Jenny Kent (Charles Sturt University). ($99,656).

Carrick Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Ltd Grant, 2007, “Enhancing Assessment Feedback Practices in Accounting Education: Issues, Obstacles and Reforms’, with Professor Brendan O’Connell, Ms Audrey Milton and Ben Jacobsen (James Cook University), Professor Colin Ferguson and Associate Professor Kim Watty (University of Melbourne) and Associate Professor Paul de Lange (RMIT University) ($217,206).

I have over 37 years of teaching experience at both undergraduate and post-graduate levels, including in the Master of Business Administration.  Courses I have designed and taught cover introductory, intermediate and advanced financial accounting, introductory managerial accounting, and professional ethics.  I have considerable experience in designing and delivering executive and non-award courses including for some of Australia's largest companies and for public sector entities.  My teaching is informed by both my research activities in accounting education and my active engagement with accounting practice.

  • Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2015 - 2021 Co-Supervisor Chinese Postgraduate Accounting Students’ Learning in Australian Universities: Their Backgrounds, Learning Orientations and Learning Approaches Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Yuxi Wei
    2010 - 2014 Co-Supervisor The harmonisation of GAAP and GFS financial reporting in the Australian public sector: Why and how did it happen? An agenda setting perspective Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Dr Sabine Schuhrer
    2010 - 2015 Co-Supervisor The Impact of Equity-based Remuneration on Corporate Risk Strategy in the Australian Mining Sector Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Mr Will Mackay

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