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Dr Alison Parkes Head of Department, Accounting, Accounting & Data Analytics

Associate Professor Alison Parkes is a researcher, educator, consultant, and author whose expertise relates to optimising information quality and decision outcomes via better design and control of accounting systems and processes.

In her professional career prior to entering academia she held positions at Queensland Rail, Rio Tinto, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

In addition to her current role in La Trobe Business School her academic career has included positions at Massey University New Zealand, The University of Melbourne Australia, and Taylor's University Malaysia.

Associate Professor Parkes' research consists of two primary themes (1) The task-technology-individual fit implications of accounting systems design choices, and (2) Strategic IT investment decision-making. Her research has been published in high profile journals including Decision Support Systems, Behavior & IT, the Business Process Management Journal, and the Australian Journal of Information Systems.

Associate Professor Parkes authors a leading Australian accounting information systems textbook and also designs and delivers specialised executive education and consulting. She has consulted internationally to the Governments of Malaysia and Iraq, and completed a variety of management accounting consulting jobs in the Australian not for profit sector.