Researcher

Associate Professor Kerry Anne Humphreys

My Expertise

Kerry Humphreys conducts behavioral research investigating when managers make effective decisions incorporating strategic performance information (particularly from the balanced scorecard framework), and how new managers can learn to make better decisions using this information. Her research examines a variety of management judgments and decisions, including performance evaluation, risk management, strategy evaluation and resource allocation in dynamic business environments. Kerry's PhD research received the American Accounting Association (AAA) Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award from the Accounting, Behavior and Organizations section.

Biography

Kerry 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.

She publishes in leading international academic journals (ABDC A*...view more

Kerry 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.

She publishes in leading international academic journals (ABDC A* ranked): The Accounting Review, Accounting, Organizations 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).

Kerry has served as Director, UNSW Business School’s Experimental Research Laboratory (BizLab), and both Deputy Head and Acting (Director) of Education, School of Accounting. She has received several awards for research, teaching and leadership, 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, UNSW Scientia Research fellowship, and UNSW Business School Dean’s Emerging Leadership award. The American Accounting Association (AAA) has also recognized Kerry’s research with an Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award for the Accounting, Behavior and Organizations section.

Kerry 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.


My Grants

2018-21: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Research Grant (with K. T. Trotman and M. S. Gary): "Understanding and enhancing managers’ dynamic decision making using the BSC".

2018/19: UNSW Business School Linkage Research Seed Fund Grant (with M. M. Cheng): “Designing management accounting and control systems (MACS) to improve algorithm-enabled managerial decision-making”.

2014-2015: Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Research Grant (with M. M. Cheng): “Significant judgments and decisions occupying the conscious attention of today's management accountants”.

2014-2015: Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Research Grant (with M. M. Cheng): “The social impact of management accounting: A judgment and decision making analysis of management accountants in not-for-profit organisations”.

2012-2013: AFAANZ Research Grant (with M. M. Cheng): “Overcoming the decoy effect: How can managers balance strategic performance dimensions when making capital investment decisions?”.

2011: BizLab Small Project Grant (with K. T. Trotman): “Dynamic managerial decision making using the balanced scorecard: The differential improvement effects of scorecard framing”.

2009-2010 AFAANZ Research Grant (with K. T. Trotman): “The effects of strategy map provision and feedback type on resource allocation decisions using the balanced scorecard”.

2008-2009: UNSW Business School Research Grant (with M. M. Cheng): “How do managers search, interpret, store and retrieve strategically relevant peripheral information? The role of strategic performance measurement systems”.


My Qualifications

BCom (Hons), University Medal, UNSW. PhD, UNSW. CA.


My Awards

UNSW Business School Dean’s Emerging Leadership Award (2020)

UNSW Business School Values in Action Commendation (2020)

UNSW Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence (2017)

UNSW Business School Excellence in Team Teaching Award (2017)

UNSW Business School Non-Professorial Research Achievement Award (2016)

American Accounting Association (AAA) Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award for Accounting, Behavior and Organizations section (2014)

Australian Learning & Teaching Council (ALTC) Australian Awards for University Teaching Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning (2011)

Accounting/Finance Lecturer of the Year Award 2011 (Pearson Education endorsed by AFAANZ)

UNSW Vice-Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence (2011)

UNSW Business School Excellence in Team Teaching Award (2011)

UNSW Business School Dean's Commendation for Contributions to Teaching (2009)


My Research Supervision


Areas of supervision

Judgment and decision making (JDM) research using accounting, strategy and performance information. JDM and mental model development, learning and systems thinking.


My Engagement

Media releases:

Four ways to make better business decisions in challenging times: https://www.businessthink.unsw.edu.au/articles/business-decisions-challenging-economic-times

Are balanced scorecards fit for the disruption era?: https://www.businessthink.unsw.edu.au/pages/are-balanced-scorecards-fit-for-the-disruption-era.aspx

Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Teaching Excellence: https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/news-events/news/vice-chancellors-award-for-teaching-excellence

UNSW team win CIMA Global Business Challenge National Final: https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/news-events/news/unsw-team-win-cima-global-business-challenge-national-final

Kerry Humphreys awarded 2011 ALTC Citation: https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/news-events/news/kerry-humphreys-awarded-2011-altc-citation

Celebrating staff achievement at UNSW Business School: https://www.business.unsw.edu.au/news-events/news/celebrating-staff-achievement-at-unsw-business-school


My Teaching

Courses taught: 

 

ACCT2507 Introduction to Accounting Research

ACCT3583 Management Accounting 2

ACCT4852/5952 Current Developments in Accounting Research - Managerial

ACCT5914 Enterprise Strategy for Management Accountants

ACCT5917 Value Creation from the Office of the CFO

ACCT5931 Strategic Management Accounting

MNGT6210 Accounting and Financial Management

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Location

Room 3110, Quadrangle building - Ref E15

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Contact

+61 2 9385 5833

Publications

by Associate Professor Kerry Anne Humphreys