2019 Conference of the Public Interest Section and Doctoral/Early Scholar Consortium


Nicholas McGuigan, Associate Professor
Monash University and Co-Founder of The Accountability Institute
Plenary Session: Academic Diversity
Friday, March 29, 2019, 4:45 pm – 5:15 pm
Panel Session: Public Interest Perspectives
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Nick works as an Innovator, Instigator and Disruptor to create future-oriented business education programs that focus on innovation, creativity and design thinking. He has a particular passion for accountability where he co-founded The Accountability Institute - a progressive platform with an aim of fostering collaborations between art, science, technology and economics, bringing these fields into conversation to create a new language of business – a language of accountability. He researches in the areas of integrated thinking, learning technologies, holistic systems design and regenerative economics. He has published widely in international accounting and education journals, been invited to present at research centres and professional organisations in the UK, US Europe, Australia and New Zealand. He serves on boards and committees of the American Accounting Association (AAA) and the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ). Nick is an Associate Editor of Accounting Education, Issues in Accounting Education and Higher Education and Research (HERD) journal. He instigated Monash Business School’s newly created Artist-In-Residency program, conceptually designed the world’s first ever accounting perfume and together with the accounting profession is embarking on research that investigates a Queer perspective of accounting.


Stewart Smyth, Senior Lecturer in Accounting
Director, The Centre for Research into Accounting and Finance in Context (CRAFiC)
Sheffield University Management School
Panel Session: Public Interest Perspectives
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Stewart Smyth works at the Sheffield University Management School, where he is director of the Centre for Research into Accounting and Finance in Context (CRAFiC). He is also chairperson of the Interdisciplinary Perspective Special Interest Group (IPSIG) of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA). Before entering academia, Stewart worked in practice, industry and the public sector in Britain and Ireland.  In 2013, Stewart gained his doctorate on the changing nature of accountability relations in social housing. For the past decade Stewart has worked in research intensive universities at Sheffield and previously, Queen’s University, Belfast. Stewart’s publications reflect the interdisciplinary nature of his approach to research. His main empirical areas of study are social housing, public-private partnerships (P3) and the use of accounting information by social movements. Stewart analyses these empirical areas from multiple angles resulting in publications not just in accounting but also public management, housing studies and economics journals. Stewart is also the co-editor of a forthcoming special issue of Critical Perspectives on Accounting, entitled “Conducting Critical Studies in Accounting Research.



Marie-Soleil Tremblay, Professor
École Nationale d’Administration Publique - ENAP
Panel Session: Public Interest Perspectives
Saturday, March 30, 2019, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Marie-Soleil Tremblay is a Fellow certified professional accountant and full professor in accounting at l'École nationale d'administration publique. Prior to this position she was lecturer in accounting and audit at Laval University. For more than ten years she practiced external auditing for Deloitte, then for the Québec Auditor general’s Office. Professor Tremblay is the author of many books and articles on audit, corporate governance, controls and public sector financial management and has presented her research in academic and professional conferences throughout the world. She is on the Editorial Board of Critical Perspectives on Accounting and Accounting, Accounting Forum, and Auditing and Accountability Journal and associate editor for Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management and for Accounting and the Public Interest, an American Accounting Association journal. Dr. Tremblay is frequently sought as an analyst or consultant in her field of research. Her contributions fuel and enrich reflections on issues that challenge and preoccupy civil society. Marie-Soleil lives in Québec City, Canada.

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