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Professor Kenneth McPhail Professor of Accounting Research, Accounting & Data Analytics

Ken was appointed Professor of Accounting at La Trobe in September 2010. Prior to this he was professor of Social and Ethical Accounting at the University of Glasgow, a position he held since 2004. He joined Glasgow in 1996 after completing his PhD at the University of Dundee under the supervision of Prof. Rob Gray. Prof. McPhail was appointed head of the department of Accounting in 2013.

He has held an Honorary Professorship at Deakin University from February 2006 and sat on the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Scotland's Ethics Committee prior to moving to Melbourne. Since 2013 Ken has been on the United Nations PRME Working Group for Business and Human Rights.

Prof. McPhail's research interests lie principally in the area of corporate accountability and ethics, a topic on which he has lectured and published widely. His publications include 4 prize winning articles, a four volume research master work on Accounting Ethics, published by Sage in 2013 and two special journal issues, one on Accounting and Human Rights and a second on Accounting & Theology. His recent speaking engagements have included, The United Nations Association of Australia, The Graduate Management Association of Australia The Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and a Multi Stakeholder initiative consultation run by the US based Institute for Multi-Stakeholder Initiative Integrity (MSI Integrity) and the International Human Rights Clinic at Harvard Law School (IHRC). In 2011, Prof. McPhail delivered the CPA Australia Kate Stanton Annual Research Lecture on Accounting & Human Rights.



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