Richard Morris has research interests in financial accounting, international accounting, and accounting history. They include compliance with, and impact of, IFRS in Australia and the EU, international harmonisation of financial reporting, the determinants of financial transparency in Asian countries, conditional conservatism in private companies, the impact of the Hong Kong/Shanghai Connect Programme on investors, and the evolution of financial reporting in Britain and Australia during the 19th century.
Sid Gray (University of Sydney) and Richard have won prestigious ARC Discovery Grants for their research in international accounting. Richard's work has been published in international refereed journals, professional journals, monographs and book chapters.
Richard won a Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (general category) in 2014, the university’s highest teaching award, for integrating business ethics into a third year financial accounting course over 10 years. He also won the Bill Birkett award for teaching excellence in the faculty in 2013. Richard has extensive experience teaching financial accounting at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is also a very experienced supervisor of undergraduate and postgraduate research theses.
Richard currently serves on the Faculty’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the University’s Human Research Ethics Panel. Prior to joining the School, Richard worked in the audit section of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sydney.