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Nikidehaghani, Mona Dr

Lecturer

  • Faculty of Business and Law
  • University of Wollongong (University)
  • School of Business

Overview


Dr Mona Nikidehaghani is a Lecturer in the School of Business, Faculty of Business and Law. Mona completed her PhD in Accounting at the University of Wollongong and joined the Faculty in 2019. Mona has a particular interest in the relationship between accounting and public policies. She has refereed publications in the area of accounting, social welfare and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.





Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2022

    Published In
    Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal
    2022

    Published In
    International Journal of Market Research
    2021

    Published In
    Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal
    2020

    Published In
    Disability and Society
    2019

    Published In
    Critical Perspectives on Accounting
    2017

    Published In
    Accounting History
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2018

    Published In
    International Social Marketing Conference: "Broadening Cultural Horizons in Social Marketing"
    2015

    Published In
    Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference
  • Other Publications

    Year Title
    2018
    2022

Impact Story


  • <p>In 2016, the Australian Government began to roll out the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to serve 4.4 million Australians with a disability and their carers. In 2017, the NDIS was implemented in the Illawarra region, New South Wales. Our team conducted a collaborative research project with St Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP) to examine the effectiveness of the NDIS for people with disabilities from low socio-economic backgrounds residing in the Illawarra. We found that the NDIS implementation failed to reach its target audience as it did not take into account the various disabilities and optimal forms of communication and outreach for them. Our report led to: print and radio interviews; engagements with a wide range of national stakeholders, including service providers, and disability advocates; informed a number of submissions to the recent Disability Royal Commission; and publication of an academic journal. Our work has ensured that more people from lower socio-economic backgrounds with disabilities in the Illawarra have awareness of, and access to, the NDIS.</p>
  • This research was conducted by Dr Freda Hui and Dr Mona Nikidehaghani in conjunction with One Door Mental Health (ARAFMI Illawarra) and reports on ways to improve the wellbeing of mental health carers and to evaluate the outcomes of the current programs in the Illawarra region. The research team interviewed mental health carers and service providers to develop an outcome framework. Such framework assists community organisations such as One Door Mental Health (ARAFMI Illawarra) to demonstrate the impacts of their services on improving the wellbeing of clients. <br />Drawing on the findings of this project, the research team developed a smart device application that contributes to improving the wellbeing of mental health carers.

Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Social and environmental accounting.
    Public sector accountability.
    Algorithmic accountability.
    Accounting for welfare policies.
    Accountability for marginalised people.
    Qualitative studies.


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Wicked problem of cobalt mining: A critical study of competing logics in responding to transparency demands Beglerovic, Dzenisa

Keywords


  • Social Marketing
    NDIS

Full Name


  • Mona Nikidehaghani

Mailing Address


  • School of Accounting, Economics & Finance (SAEF)(40.311)

    University of Wollongong

    Northfields Ave, Wollongong

    Nsw

    2522

    Australia

Selected Publications


  • Journal Article

    Year Title
    2022

    Published In
    Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal
    2022

    Published In
    International Journal of Market Research
    2021

    Published In
    Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal
    2020

    Published In
    Disability and Society
    2019

    Published In
    Critical Perspectives on Accounting
    2017

    Published In
    Accounting History
  • Conference Paper

    Year Title
    2018

    Published In
    International Social Marketing Conference: "Broadening Cultural Horizons in Social Marketing"
    2015

    Published In
    Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Accounting Conference
  • Other Publications

    Year Title
    2018
    2022

Impact Story


  • <p>In 2016, the Australian Government began to roll out the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) to serve 4.4 million Australians with a disability and their carers. In 2017, the NDIS was implemented in the Illawarra region, New South Wales. Our team conducted a collaborative research project with St Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP) to examine the effectiveness of the NDIS for people with disabilities from low socio-economic backgrounds residing in the Illawarra. We found that the NDIS implementation failed to reach its target audience as it did not take into account the various disabilities and optimal forms of communication and outreach for them. Our report led to: print and radio interviews; engagements with a wide range of national stakeholders, including service providers, and disability advocates; informed a number of submissions to the recent Disability Royal Commission; and publication of an academic journal. Our work has ensured that more people from lower socio-economic backgrounds with disabilities in the Illawarra have awareness of, and access to, the NDIS.</p>
  • This research was conducted by Dr Freda Hui and Dr Mona Nikidehaghani in conjunction with One Door Mental Health (ARAFMI Illawarra) and reports on ways to improve the wellbeing of mental health carers and to evaluate the outcomes of the current programs in the Illawarra region. The research team interviewed mental health carers and service providers to develop an outcome framework. Such framework assists community organisations such as One Door Mental Health (ARAFMI Illawarra) to demonstrate the impacts of their services on improving the wellbeing of clients. <br />Drawing on the findings of this project, the research team developed a smart device application that contributes to improving the wellbeing of mental health carers.

Potential Supervision Topics


  • Social and environmental accounting.
    Public sector accountability.
    Algorithmic accountability.
    Accounting for welfare policies.
    Accountability for marginalised people.
    Qualitative studies.


Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Wicked problem of cobalt mining: A critical study of competing logics in responding to transparency demands Beglerovic, Dzenisa

Keywords


  • Social Marketing
    NDIS

Full Name


  • Mona Nikidehaghani

Mailing Address


  • School of Accounting, Economics & Finance (SAEF)(40.311)

    University of Wollongong

    Northfields Ave, Wollongong

    Nsw

    2522

    Australia