ILWS - Charles Sturt University
ILWS - Charles Sturt University

Dr Dianne McGrath

Dr Dianne McGrath

Dr Dianne McGrath's research has focused on two areas - corporate social responsibility; and accounting education, particularly the development of the hidden curriculum of generic skills in undergraduate accounting programs. The branch of accounting research Dianne has chosen, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), embeds itself in an ideal of ethical behaviour and reflects current concerns with climate change, environmental damage and corporate ethics arising from recent corporate collapses and the global financial crisis. Her particular interest is in the sphere of governance and sustainability in regionally based credit unions. A reporting model she developed was published in Social Accounting and Public Management, a book which discusses the development of the knowledge and theory of the nature of 'accountability' in contemporary global society and the challenges it poses for public policy and management.

Research Interests

  • Social and environmental accounting
  • Professional accounting education in regions

Bachelor of Economics, Australian National University, 1983

Master of Commerce (Research), La Trobe University, 1988

PhD, Charles Sturt University, 2010

External Appointments & Memberships

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

CPA Australia (Fellow) (past member retired 2019)

Accounting & Finance Association Australia and New Zealand (member and treasurer of Education Special Interest group)

Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (member)

Editorial roles on journals

Accounting Education (Associate Editor 2017 – current)

Peer Reviewed Papers

Steen, A., McGrath, D., & Wong, A. (2016) Market Failure, Regulation and Education of Financial Advisors, Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance, 10(1)