Kerry Humphreys

Associate Professor, Scientia Fellow, AGSM Scholar

School of Accounting - BCom (Hons), University Medal, UNSW | PhD, UNSW | CA

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About Kerry

Kerry Humphreys is an Associate Professor at UNSW Sydney. She teaches and researches in behavioural management accounting, and supervises research students in the Honours and PhD programs. Kerry is an inaugural Scientia Fellow at UNSW, where her research investigates when managers make effective decisions incorporating strategic and performance information, and how new managers can learn to make better decisions using this information. Her PhD research (Managers’ Performance Evaluation Judgments and Dynamic Resource Allocation Decisions using the Balanced Scorecard Framework) received the American Accounting Association (AAA) Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award for the Accounting, Behavior and Organizations section.

Kerry is a management Committee member and former Director of the UNSW Business School experimental research laboratory (BizLab). She has been published in leading academic journals: The Accounting Review, Accounting: Organizations and Society, and the Journal of Management Accounting Research. Kerry is an Editor of Accounting and Finance, and Editorial Board member of Behavioral Research in Accounting and the Journal of Management Accounting Research. Her research has received external funding from the Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Kerry has received university, disciplinary and national teaching awards for her curricula development and teaching, including an Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning and the Pearson Education Accounting/Finance Lecturer of the Year award.

She is a Chartered Accountant (CA), and has consulted to a variety of organizations in both the private and public sectors working with PricewaterhouseCoopers and, IBM Global Business Services.