Kerry Humphreys

Associate Professor, AGSM Scholar, Deputy Head of School

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

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About Kerry


Kerry Humphreys is an Associate Professor. She researches, teaches and designs curricula in strategic management accounting, and supervises Honours and postgraduate research students. Her research investigates when managers make effective decisions incorporating strategy and performance information, including the balanced scorecard, and how new managers can learn to make better decisions using this information.

Kerry publishes in leading international academic journals (ABDC A* ranked): The Accounting Review, AccountingOrganizations 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). She served as Director of the UNSW Business School’s Experimental Research Laboratory (BizLab).

Kerry has received several awards for teaching and research, including an Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC) Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, AFAANZ/Pearson Education Accounting/Finance Lecturer of the Year award, UNSW Vice-Chancellor’s teaching excellence awards and a UNSW Scientia research fellowship. The American Accounting Association (AAA) also recognized Kerry’s research with an Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award for the Accounting, Behavior and Organizations section.

She earned her BCom (Hons; University Medal) from UNSW, postgraduate qualification as a Chartered Accountant with CA-ANZ, and PhD from UNSW. Kerry has consulted to a variety of organizations in both the private and public sectors working with PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM Global Business Services.

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