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Dr Lisa Powell

Telephone +61 8 8313 0103
Position Lecturer
Email lisa.powell@adelaide.edu.au
Fax +61 8 8313 6050
Building Nexus 10 Tower
Floor/Room 13 22
Campus North Terrace
Org Unit Business School Office

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Biography/ Background

Lisa joined the Business School of the University of Adelaide in April 2007. Prior to this, Lisa taught at the University of South Australia for 20 years. She has coordinated and taught courses in Financial Accounting at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level and has extensive teaching experience in a variety of teaching modes (internal, external, offshore and online). She is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ) and worked in practice and industry prior to becoming an academic. Lisa was a member of CA ANZ's SA/NT Regional Council from 2006 to 2013. She has a particular interest in the development of academic and professional literacy skills and through collaboration with learning specialists from the Faculty of Professions Learning Unit has promoted this in the BCom. Her research interests include Auditing, Financial and Environmental Reporting, Accounting Education and Academic Integrity. Her PhD titled "Environmental disclosures in a conservation Organisation: An insider view" (University of Adelaide) was conferred in 2007.   

Lisa is an ad-hoc referee for academic journals including Accounting, Auditing and Accountability, and Accounting Forum.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Adelaide)
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • FCA

 

Awards & Achievements

  • 2015 Project leader, Faculty of Professions Learning Development Grant 'Developing an Articulate Storyline module for Financial Accounting II', $4,790.10.
  • 2014, Co Researcher, Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand, Mind the Gap: The Supply and Demand for Registered Company Auditors in Australia $46 935.
  • 2014 Project leader, E-Assessment by Design Learning Technologies Grant 'Building E-Assessment; Planning and Sustainability', $4,703.37. 
  • 2011 The Scott Henderson Award for Excellence in Teaching
  • 2007 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards Highly Commended

Teaching Interests

  • Financial accounting and reporting

 

Research Interests

  • Environmental Reporting
  • Financial Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Learning and Teaching

Publications

Bessell, M., Powell, l., and Richardson, G., (2017) 'An analysis of the inconsistencies regarding the co-regulatory environment for registered company auditors in Australia', Australian Business Law Review, forthcoming.

Powell, L., and Tilt, C., (2017) 'The examination of power and politics in a conservation organisation', Accounting Auditing and Accountabitility, Vol.30(3), pp. 482-509.

Powell, L., and Singh, N. (2016) 'An integrated academic literacy approach to improving students' understanding of plagiarism in an accounting course', Accounting Education, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 14-34.

Powell, L., McMurtrie, A. (2015) Building E-Assessment:Planning and Sustainability, E-Assessment by Design Showcase, The University of Adelaide, 17 February 2015.

Powell, L. (2014) E-Assessment, Festival of Learning and Teaching The University of Adelaide, 11 November 2014

Bessell, M., Powell, L. and Richardson, G. (2014) The Demand for Registered Company Auditors in Australia  Report for South Australia, The University of Adelaide and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Adelaide.

Bessell, M., Powell, L. and Richardson, G. (2014) The Demand for Registered Company Auditors in Australia  Report for Victoria, The University of Adelaide and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Adelaide.

Bessell, M., Powell, L. and Richardson, G. (2014) The Demand for Registered Company Auditors in Australia  Report for New South Wales, The University of Adelaide and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Adelaide.

Bessell, M., Powell, L. and Richardson, G. (2014) The Demand for Registered Company Auditors in Australia  Report for Queensland, The University of Adelaide and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Adelaide.

Bessell, M., Powell, L. and Richardson, G. (2014) The Demand for Registered Company Auditors in Australia  Report for Western Australia, The University of Adelaide and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Adelaide.

Bessell, M., Powell, L. and Richardson, G. (2014) The Demand for Registered Company Auditors in Australia  Report for Tasmania, The University of Adelaide and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Adelaide.

Bessell, M., Powell, L. and Richardson, G. (2014) The Demand for Registered Company Auditors in Australia  Report for the Australian Capital Territory, The University of Adelaide and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, Adelaide.

Bessell, M., Powell, L. and Richardson, G. (2014) The Demand for Registered Company Auditors in Australia  Report for the Northern Territory, The University of Adelaide and Chartered Accountants Australian and New Zealand, Adelaide.

Powell L and Singh N (2013) An integrated academic literacy approach to enhancing students' understanding of plagiarism in an accounting course, European Accounting Association 36th Annual Congress, Paris, France, 6-8 May 2013.

Powell L (2012) Understanding plagiarism: developing a model of plagiarising behaviour, iParadigms 5th International Plagiarism Conference, The Sage Gateshead, UK, 16-18 July 2012.

Powell L, Bessell M and Hickey C (2012) Keeping your audit practice dynamic, ICAA Audit Conference 2012 Cultivating Experience, Sydney 22-23 March and Melbourne 16-17 April 2012.

Powell L and Singh N (2010) Possibilties and challenges of integrating professional writing practice into a financial accounting course, Writing Development in Higher Education Conference 2010, Sustainable writing development: approaches and challenges, London, UK, 28-30 June 2010.

Powell L (2010) The use of reflective journaling to assess the quality of teaching and learning in a large accounting course, European Accounting Association 33rd Annual Congress, Istanbul, Turkey, 19-21 May 2010.

Powell L (2009) The use of relective journaling to assess the quality of teaching and learning in a large accounting course, 4th ERGA Conference, University of Adelaide, South Australia, 24-25 September 2009.

Powell L (2008) Organisational change in a conservation organisation, 7th Australasian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research, University of South Australia, South Australia, 7-9 December 2008.

Powell L (2008) The examination of power and politics in a conservation organisations corporatisation journey, 2th Italian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research, Bologna University Rimini Campus, Italy, 17-19 September 2008.

Powell L (2008) Managing Change within a Corporatized Conservation Organisation, 20th International Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research, The Gateway, University of St Andrews, Scotland, 3-5 September 2008.

Powell L (2008) Observing the impact of organisational change on the disclosure of environmental information, British Accounting Association Annual Conference, Blackpool, UK, 1-3 April 2008.

Powell L (2007) Implementing Living Asset Recognition: An Intensive Case Study, 6th Australasian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research, University of Sydney, NSW, 2-4 December 2007.

Powell L (2007) Green Meaning: A discourse analysis of corporate communication, 5th Asia Pacific Interdisciplinary Research in Accounting Conference, Auckland New Zealand, 9-11 July 2007.

Powell L (2005) Redefining Corporate Environmental Disclosures, Financial Reporting and Business Communication Conference, Business School, Cardiff University, Wales, 7 July 2005.

Powell L (2005) Overview of PhD Research, ScotDoc Colloquium, The Gateway, University of St Andrews, Scotland, 27 June 2005.

Metcalf M and Powell L (2000) Revisiting Argumentative Research Methodology, Australasian Conference on Information Systems, Brisbane, December 2000.

Smith M, Briggs S, McGowan S and Powell L (2000), The Impact of Accounting Information on Managerial Behaviour: Financial Accounting, in M. Smith and B.W. Gurd (eds.), Accounting, Organisations and Society, Sydney, Prentice-Hall, pp. 130-157.

McGowan S, Powell L and Lehman G (2000), Developments in Environmental Accounting, in M Smith and B W Gurd (eds.), Accounting, Organisations and Society, Sydney, Prentice-Hall, pp. 191-213.

Professional Associations

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA)
  • Registered Tax Agent

Community Engagement

  • Council member - ICAA SA/NT Regional Council (2006-2013)
  • Branch representative - Asia Pacific Centre for Environmental Accountability (APCEA) (2011 - present)
  • Treasurer - Independent Schools Parents Council (2000-2004)
  • Facilitator - Institute of Chartered Accountants Womans Lunch "Tips for Getting to the Top" (27 March 2007)
  • Facilitator - Institute of Chartered Accountants Business Forum 2010 Planning Workshop (15 October 2009)
  • Chairperson - Chartered Accountants Business Forum - Adelaide (7 to 9 May 2008)
  • Chairperson - Chartered Accountants Wine Industry Day - Adelaide (25 November 2010)
  • Chairperson - European Accounting Association Conference, Sesion 1 SERF - Istanbul Turkey (19 May 2010)
  • Chairperson - ICAA/UniSA CAGS Future of Accounting Education Forum dinner - Adelaide (4 Feb 2010)
  • Chairperson - ICAA Business Forum 2012 - Session T4 Financial reporting update: The road ahead - Adelaide (5 June 2012) 
  • Chairperson - representing SA/NT Regional Council - ICAA Head of School Meeting with James Guthrie, ICAA's Head of Acadeimc Liaison in the national Leadership and Quality team (29 August 2013).

Entry last updated: Tuesday, 16 May 2017

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