Noel Harding joined the School in 1994 after a number of years in practice. Noel teaches financial accounting at postgraduate level and is a supervisor of BCom(Hons), MPhil and PhD candidates in the areas of behavioural auditing and financial accounting.
In addition to The University of New South Wales, Noel has held academic positions at Macquarie University, Fudan University, and The Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.
Noel's research interests are the behavioural aspects of auditing and financial accounting and he is regularly invited to present his research at national and international accounting conferences. Noel's research has been published in leading international journals including Accounting Organizations and Society, Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, and Accounting and Finance. His research is currently supported by a 3 year Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant in the amount of $169,000 as well as a number of smaller external and internal competitive research grants.
Current research projects include auditor performance in the review process, competence assessments, group dynamics in group decision making environments, professional skepticism, and contemporary audit approaches.