Paul Coram

Professor Paul Coram

Professor of Accounting

Adelaide Business School

Faculty of the Professions

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Paul Coram is a Professor of Accounting. His research focuses on the effect of auditing and financial accounting information on decision-making through behavioural research methods. His research has been published in leading international journals, including Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, for which he currently serves on the editorial board. Paul has participated in several significant research collaborations with various professional and commercial organisations, including two ARC Linkage Grant projects. Paul qualified as a Chartered Accountant in Adelaide and originally worked as an auditor. He has strong ongoing links with the accounting profession, particularly with the Institute of Chartered Accountants through Regional Council service and also by providing advice on their education programs. Paul is committed to ensuring the quality and scholarship of accounting education. He was the inaugural winner of the Pearson Accounting Lecturer of the Year Award and serves on the editorial board of Issues in Accounting Education.

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

    Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name
    2018 Principal Supervisor The Impact of KAMs (Key Audit Matters) and Management Footnote Disclosures on Auditors' Accountability Perception and Fair Value Decisions Master of Philosophy Master Full Time Jin Ma
    2018 Principal Supervisor Two essays on Australian companies purchasing non-audit services:
    1. Motivations for disclosing non-audit services details by Australian companies
    2. Value-relevance of Australian companies' non-audit services disclosures
    Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Ms Sang Myoung Choi
    2016 Principal Supervisor Implementation Integrated Reporting: An Interventionist Approach Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Mr Abdifatah Ahmed Haji
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  • Board Memberships

    Date Role Board name Institution name Country
    2018 - ongoing Board Member National Education Board CA ANZ Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand Australia
  • Position: Professor of Accounting
  • Phone: 83131119
  • Email: paul.coram@adelaide.edu.au
  • Fax: 8313 0170
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Nexus 10 Tower, floor 13
  • Room: 13 53
  • Org Unit: Business School Office

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