Christina Boedker

Associate Professor

School of Accounting - PhD (UNSW) | MBA (MGSM) | MCom (UNSW) | BA (Hons) | (UNL)

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About Christina

Christina is an Associate Professor at the School of Accounting at the University of New South Wales, where she has worked since 2004. Christina was promoted to Senior Lecturer at UNSW in 2009 and Associate Professor in 2014.

Christina has published 13 HERDC articles, featuring high quality publications in A* and A journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal and Critical Perspectives on Accounting. A career highlight is her article on emotions and accounting published in the Financial Times Top 45 journal, Accounting, Organizations and Society.

Christina's work combines academic rigour and theory with industry collaboration and applied policy research. She has authored 12 government reports, culminating in the High Performing Workplaces report, launched at the Prime Minister's Future Job Forum in 2011. She has invented the Intellectual Capital Health Check, which is currently used by Australian firms to measure their intellectual capital.

Christina has won 7 HERDC research grants, totalling $1,416,735 in cash funding, including an ARC grant. She has run research projects with organisations such as Microsoft, the Department of Finance and Deregulation, the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations, Westpac Banking Corporation, the Victorian Government, the Business Council of Australia, the South Australian Government and others to influence policy and practice.

Christina was awarded the 2009 Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in the Interdisciplinary Accounting Research category, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, for her PhD thesis 'Local Players and Global Strategies: The Transformative Effects of Accounting in Strategising.

She received the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2009 and 2006 for her research on intellectual capital. She holds the UK Advertising Standards Authority Award; the Mindshift Consulting Group Prize; Saunders Harris' Prize for Outstanding Academic Achievement; the Carlson Companies' Award; MGSM's Award for Competitive Intelligence; and MGSM's Award for Human Resources Management. She received an Honourable Mention at the 2008 Business and Higher Education Roundtable Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Research and Development.

Christina recently founded High Performing Workplaces Pty Ltd, jointly with her colleague Professor Kieron Meagher. is a not-for-profit organisation set up to advance leadership and management practices in Australian firms. For two years, Christina was the acting CEO of the Society for Knowle​dge Economics. She has featured in 36 press coverages, including the Australian Financial Review, Australian, Sydney Morning Herald.

Since 2005, Christina has acted as Lecturer in Charge of financial accounting and management accounting post-graduate courses at UNSW, including Financial Literacy for Business Decisions, Managing Intangible Resources, Managing Agile Organisations, and Managing for Value Creation.  She has supervised PhD, Honours and Master's students, and taught on PhD and AGSM Executive courses.

Christina holds a 1st class (Honours) in Economics, a Master of Commerce in Accounting, an MBA in Financial Management, and a PhD in Accounting.  Christina was born in Denmark and has worked and studied in England and America.

She coordinates the School's Mentoring Program.