Researcher biography

Associate Professor Julie Walker is a member of the accounting discipline group at the University of Queensland Business School, where she teaches and researches in the area of financial accounting and governance.

Julie has over 25 years' experience as an accounting academic and is recognised as an excellent teacher, being the recipient of a School teaching award in 2007, the Unijobs Lecturer of the Year award 2008 and a University of Qld Commendation for Teaching Excellence in 2010. In 2015 Julie led the BEL-ITaLI Strategic Priority Project on Blended Learning in first year business courses which involved a complete rebuild of the large first year course, ACCT1101 Accounting for Decision Making.

Julie's research interests focus on disclosure and governance choices by corporations, and especially the impact and effectiveness of regulatory reforms on those choices. Most recently, she has become interested in the continuing furore surrounding executive pay and has a number of working and published papers in the area, including publications in The Australian Journal of Management, Accounting and Finance, Australian Accounting Review and The Journal of Contemporary Accounting and Economics.

Julie has strong links with accounting higher and professional education. Julie was program director for the Bachelor of Commerce and Masters of Commerce programs at UQ from 2008 to 2012. She is currently chair of the Chartered Accountants Australia New Zealand Education Board and previously chaired the member advisory panel for the Financial Reporting module of the CA program. She is on TEQSA's register of experts and previously served as a member of the ALTC Accounting Learning Outcomes Working Party to develop threshold learning outcomes for Australian bachelors and masters programs in accounting.