Dr Rodney Brown is a Lecturer at the School of Taxation and Business Law (including Atax) in the UNSW Business School. Rodney joined UNSW in July 2018 after spending 5 years in the UK completing a PhD in Accounting at the London School of Economics (LSE). Rodney’s current research interests focus on corporate tax avoidance, tax transparency, tax aware investment management and dividend imputation. His research primarily applies empirical archival methodology. In addition to his current teaching at UNSW, Rodney has taught postgraduate and undergraduate courses at the LSE, Kings College London and the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).
Prior to academic life, Rodney gained extensive industry experience over 20 years working as a Chartered Accountant and financial planner in public practice (including PwC and EY), commercial organisations and management consulting.
Rodney retains strong industry links via his professional affiliations including Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Member since 1999) and the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA) (Fellow since 2009).
Rodney is passionate about teaching and conducting research that bridges the divide between academic research and practice.
Rodney is a reviewer for the Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, the Journal of Accounting Perspectives, and Australian Tax Forum.