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Ms Cathryn Harris

Biography/ Background

Kate teaches in the areas of financial accounting and accounting theory. She has had experience in the integration of communication skills into the curriculum, and has an interest in improving teaching methodology. Her research interests are in financial accounting, currently corporate governance, as well as accounting education.


BSC(Hons), Dip.Ed., Dip.Acc., M.Comm.

Teaching Interests

Facilitating the the transition for international students to studying in Australia. Internationalising the curriculum.

Research Interests

Research in accounting is currently centred around Corporate Governance and related disclosures by companies - including executive remuneration. Teaching research is related to the adaptability of international students tertiary education in Australia and changes to their approaches to study.


Liu, J., Taylor, D., and Harris, K., "Legitimacy and Corporate Governance Determinants of the Disclosure of Executives' Share Rights, Options and Termination Benefits", ICAFT 2006 Conference Proceedings.

Harris, K., "A comparison between international and Australian students in Commerce: Are there implications for teaching", Proceedings of the Quantitative Analysis of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in Business, Economics and Commerce Forum, University of Melbourne, 2006

Henderson, M.S., Pierson, G., and Harris, K., "Financial Accounting Theory", Pearson, French's Forest, NSW, 2004.

Harris, K., "The imminent internationalisation of Australian accounting: The case of non-current assets", Intercom, 2, 2004, p16 - 18.

Professional Associations

AFAANZ - Accounting and FInance Association of Australia and New Zealand

AAA - American Accounting Association

Entry last updated: Monday, 25 Jun 2007

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