UNSW Business School’s Audit Researchers still world number 1

Wednesday, 4 March 2015  Features

UNSW Australia's auditing research has been ranked number one in the world according to a leading research indicator.

Twelve researchers from UNSW Business School have had papers published in the world's most highly regarded accounting journals, indicating the depth of research being undertaken at the School.

"This is an outstanding result and demonstrates the consistently high quality of, and impact on auditing by, researchers at UNSW," said UNSW Business School Dean Chris Styles.

"This research feeds into transparency of financial reporting, accountability, leadership and management of firms, sustainability and accounting standards."

"And it means our students are exposed to the very cutting edge of research in this field –research that informs how business is conducted, not only in Australia, but across the world," he said.

Professors Roger Simnett and Ken Trotman, whose outstanding research has seen them named as "Scientia" professors by UNSW, are counted among the top in their field in the world.

Other leading researchers from the School of Accounting are Professors Elizabeth Carson, Clinton Free and Gary Monroe​, all of whom are ranked among the Top 100 researchers internationally in auditing.

The 2014 international accounting research rankings are based on published research in 11 leading international accounting research journals (over the last six, twelve and twenty years).


The PhD program is ranked consistently within the top 10 internationally in Auditing.  PhD graduates of UNSW are currently placed at senior levels in academia and regulatory bodies in Australia and internationally.