Researcher

Scientia Professor Ken Trotman

My Expertise

Behavioural decision making in accounting

Auditing

Biography

Ken Trotman

Professor of Accounting, Scientia Professor

School of Accounting - BCom, UNSW | MCom, UNSW | PhD, UNSW | FCA | FCPA | FASSA

Ken Trotman is a Scientia Professor and was Head of the School of Accounting from 1991 to February 2000. He has held visiting appointments at a range of overseas institutions including Cornell University, the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. His main current research...view more

Ken Trotman

Professor of Accounting, Scientia Professor

School of Accounting - BCom, UNSW | MCom, UNSW | PhD, UNSW | FCA | FCPA | FASSA

Ken Trotman is a Scientia Professor and was Head of the School of Accounting from 1991 to February 2000. He has held visiting appointments at a range of overseas institutions including Cornell University, the University of Michigan and the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. His main current research interests are concerned with judgment and decision making in accounting. He has a particular interest in the judgments made by auditors. He is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of CPA Australia.

Ken has published in leading international research journals including The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations and Society, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Behavioral Research in Accounting.

Ken was the 1993/94 President of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ). In 1998 he received the AFAANZ 'Outstanding Contribution to the Accounting Literature' award and later awarded life membership of AFAANZ. In 1998 he was elected as a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He received the 2000/2001 'Outstanding Auditing Educator Award' from the Audit Section of the American Accounting Association; the 2008 Notable Contribution to the Auditing Literature Award from the Auditing Section of the American Accounting Association; the 2009 Notable (Lifetime) Contribution Award in Behavioral Accounting Literature from the American Accounting Association; the 2014 Behavioral Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Supervisor Award and 2017 Behavioral Research in Accounting (BRIA) Best Paper Award.

Ken received ARC Professorial Fellow Grant 2011-2015 and was inducted into the Australian Accounting Hall of Fame in 2011. In 2018 he received the UNSW Business School Outstanding Research (Inaugural Professorial) Award. In the Australia Day 2020 Honours he was appointed Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to education, particularly to accounting.

 


My Grants

  • 2018–2021: ARC Discovery Grant (with N. Harding)
  • 2011-2013: ARC Discovery Grant (with R. Simnett)
  • 2011-2015: ARC Discovery Grant (including Professorial Fellow)
  • 2009-2011: Linkage Grant (with J. Godfrey, K. Chalmers, R. Moroney and B. Potter)
  • 2009: Center for Audit Quality Research Grant
  • 2008-2010: ARC Discovery Grant (with N. Harding)
  • 2005-2007: ARC Discovery Grant (with M. Cheng)
  • 2004-2006: ARC Discovery Grant
  • 2001-2003: ARC Discovery Grant
  • 1999-2001: ARC Spirit Grant (with G. Bradley and M. O'Connor)
  • 1999: KPMG/University of Illinois Business Measurement Case Development and Research Program
  • 1997-1999: ARC Large Grant
  • 1995-1997: ARC Large Grant
  • 1992-1994: ARC Large Grant
  • 1990: KPMG Peat Marwick Research Grant (with R. Simnett)
  • 1990-1993: ARC Large Grant
  • 1988-1991: ARGS (now ARC) Grant

My Qualifications

BCom, UNSW | MCom, UNSW | PhD, UNSW | FCA | FCPA | FASSA


My Engagement

  • 2019 Evidence to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services in relation to the Inquiry into the Regulation of Auditing in Australia
  • 2019 Submission to Parliamentary Joint Committee on Corporations and Financial Services–Regulation of Auditing in Australia.
  • Appointed to 2018 Economics and Commerce Panel of the Excellence in Research for Australia–Research Evaluation Committee.
  • Academy of Social Sciences, Panel B Representative on Membership Committee 2019–2021.
  • Academy of Social Sciences, 2017 Panel B Ranking of Candidates Committee.
  • Chair, Accounting Panel, Australian Business Deans Council Journal Quality List, 2013 Review and Interim Review 2016.
  • Editor, Accounting, Organizations and Society, 2016-present.
  • Chair, Scientific Committee, International Symposium on Audit Research
  • Ad hoc Editor and editorial board member, Auditing: A Journal of Practice & Theory, 2017-present
  • Editorial Board Membership:
    o Behavioral Research in Accounting
    o Contemporary Accounting Research
    o European Accounting Review
    o ABACUS
    o Pacific Accounting Review
    o International Journal of Auditing
    o Accounting and Finance
    o China Accounting and Finance Review
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Location

Room 3112 Quadrangle building - Ref E15

Contact

+61 2 9385 5831
+61 2 93855925