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Perkiss, Stephanie Dr.

Senior Lecturer

  • Faculty of Business
  • Discipline: Accounting
  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance 2016 -

Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Research interests and current research projects include:
    • Social and environmental accounting and accountability
    • Counter-/alternative accounts and accounting
    • Sociological theory 
    • Issues relating to social (in)equality, including climate change, migration, refuge, displacement and human rights
    • Sustainable Development Goals
    • Case study research
    • Qualitative research in accounting
    • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    • WikiRate - crowdsource database for corporate transparency



Available as Research Supervisor

Selected Publications


Other Research Activities


Impact Story


  • <a href="https://stand.uow.edu.au/new-accountants/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Accounting is no longer just about balancing the books and doing the company tax. Now, accountants help to save the oceans, bring murderers and terrorists to justice, and uncover how numbers have enabled horrific political ideologies.</strong><br /><br />https://stand.uow.edu.au/new-accountants/</a>
  • Experts say we are already feeling the effects of human-induced global warming. Find out why our collective response has been slow. Read the article here: https://www.uow.edu.au/alumni/outlook/UOW252270.html
  • <p>"The coronavirus might make Easter celebrations a little subdued this year, but that doesn’t mean going without chocolate eggs. But before you fill your shopping trolley (online or virtual) with chocolate, we urge you to think twice about whether it’s ethically produced."</p><p>https://theconversation.com/turning-to-easter-eggs-to-get-through-these-dark-times-heres-the-bitter-truth-about-chocolate-130295</p>
  • <p>For the paper:</p><p>Perkiss, S., Dean. B. & Gibbons, B. (2019) Crowdsourcing Corporate Transparency through Social Accounting: Conceptualising the ‘Spotlight Account’, Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, 39:2, 81-99<br /><br /><a href="https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/journal-prize-reg-mathews-memorial-prize-social-and-environmental-accountability-journal/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/journal-prize-reg-mathews-memorial-prize-social-and-environmental-accountability-journal/</a></p>
  • UN PRME PRiMEtime Blog, Giselle Weybrecht<br />'How Schools are using WikiRate to Engage Students in Sustainability', Feb 25, 2019<br /><br />This blog features the WikiRate Student Engagement Program global research group, lead by Dr Stephanie Perkiss, Dr Bonnie Dean and Dr Belinda Gibbons from the University of Wollongong. <br />Late last year the <a href="http://www.unprme.org/participants/view-participants.php?partid=746" target="_blank" rel="noopener">University of Wollongong</a><a href="https://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/1503/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> released a report</a> exploring the multiple ways the WikiRate Student Engagement Project was being implemented in higher education institutions in diverse classrooms around the world. WikiRate is an open database and research tool that allows anyone to collaboratively research and analyse data on socio-environmental impacts of companies. It is a part of the PRME Student Engagement Platform as the team at WikiRate has set research scopes that align with learning objectives and curriculum of a course. Several universities around the world run projects with their students to create new open data sets on companies’ sustainability – environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.<br />The report features seven international case studies from professors/educators who have implemented WikiRate in their subjects/units. Students who conduct research and analysis on WikiRate learn how difficult it is to find good, comparable public data to make assessments. They engage with challenging topics, critically assess current corporate reporting practices and develop real skills to influence corporate behaviour from the classroom, and in leadership roles beyond.
  • <a href="http://theconversation.com/involving-kids-in-making-schools-sustainable-spreads-the-message-beyond-the-classroom-119470" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a><p>"The recent student-led climate protests reflect the need for schools to provide opportunities to nurture their students’ global, environmentally conscious minds. Modern education isn’t only about teaching kids the traditional concepts of say, English and Mathematics – it is also about helping to develop confident adults with sustainable mindsets and informed citizens."</p><a href="http://theconversation.com/involving-kids-in-making-schools-sustainable-spreads-the-message-beyond-the-classroom-119470" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://theconversation.com/involving-kids-in-making-schools-sustainable-spreads-the-message-beyond-the-classroom-119470</a>

Available as Research Supervisor

Potential Supervision Topics


  • - Social and environmental accounting and accountability

    - Counter/alternative accounts/accounting

    - Topics focused on climate change, migration, displacement and social inequality

    - Qualitative research

    - Theoretical development in accounting

    - Sustainable Development Goals

    - Research in Higher Education in accounting

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Gaps and Challenges of Governance in the Jordanian Public Sector.
    Doctor of Philosophy Sustainable Development Goals and the Mining Industry in Australia Beglerovic, Dzenisa
    Doctor of Philosophy Inclusion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nursing Curricula - An Undergraduate Nursing Student Perspective Fields, Lorraine

Teaching Overview


  • I have experience in teaching in higher education since 2010. 

    I have held Lecturing positions at both UOW (current) and Macquarie University (2015-16). 

    My teaching areas include: financial accounting, first-year accounting - financial and management, capstone-accounting/business courses, social responsibility and accounting

Full Name


  • Stephanie Perkiss

Mailing Address


  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility


Top Publications


Research Overview


  • Research interests and current research projects include:
    • Social and environmental accounting and accountability
    • Counter-/alternative accounts and accounting
    • Sociological theory 
    • Issues relating to social (in)equality, including climate change, migration, refuge, displacement and human rights
    • Sustainable Development Goals
    • Case study research
    • Qualitative research in accounting
    • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
    • WikiRate - crowdsource database for corporate transparency



Selected Publications


Other Research Activities


Impact Story


  • <a href="https://stand.uow.edu.au/new-accountants/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"><strong>Accounting is no longer just about balancing the books and doing the company tax. Now, accountants help to save the oceans, bring murderers and terrorists to justice, and uncover how numbers have enabled horrific political ideologies.</strong><br /><br />https://stand.uow.edu.au/new-accountants/</a>
  • Experts say we are already feeling the effects of human-induced global warming. Find out why our collective response has been slow. Read the article here: https://www.uow.edu.au/alumni/outlook/UOW252270.html
  • <p>"The coronavirus might make Easter celebrations a little subdued this year, but that doesn’t mean going without chocolate eggs. But before you fill your shopping trolley (online or virtual) with chocolate, we urge you to think twice about whether it’s ethically produced."</p><p>https://theconversation.com/turning-to-easter-eggs-to-get-through-these-dark-times-heres-the-bitter-truth-about-chocolate-130295</p>
  • <p>For the paper:</p><p>Perkiss, S., Dean. B. & Gibbons, B. (2019) Crowdsourcing Corporate Transparency through Social Accounting: Conceptualising the ‘Spotlight Account’, Social and Environmental Accountability Journal, 39:2, 81-99<br /><br /><a href="https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/journal-prize-reg-mathews-memorial-prize-social-and-environmental-accountability-journal/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://think.taylorandfrancis.com/journal-prize-reg-mathews-memorial-prize-social-and-environmental-accountability-journal/</a></p>
  • UN PRME PRiMEtime Blog, Giselle Weybrecht<br />'How Schools are using WikiRate to Engage Students in Sustainability', Feb 25, 2019<br /><br />This blog features the WikiRate Student Engagement Program global research group, lead by Dr Stephanie Perkiss, Dr Bonnie Dean and Dr Belinda Gibbons from the University of Wollongong. <br />Late last year the <a href="http://www.unprme.org/participants/view-participants.php?partid=746" target="_blank" rel="noopener">University of Wollongong</a><a href="https://ro.uow.edu.au/buspapers/1503/" target="_blank" rel="noopener"> released a report</a> exploring the multiple ways the WikiRate Student Engagement Project was being implemented in higher education institutions in diverse classrooms around the world. WikiRate is an open database and research tool that allows anyone to collaboratively research and analyse data on socio-environmental impacts of companies. It is a part of the PRME Student Engagement Platform as the team at WikiRate has set research scopes that align with learning objectives and curriculum of a course. Several universities around the world run projects with their students to create new open data sets on companies’ sustainability – environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.<br />The report features seven international case studies from professors/educators who have implemented WikiRate in their subjects/units. Students who conduct research and analysis on WikiRate learn how difficult it is to find good, comparable public data to make assessments. They engage with challenging topics, critically assess current corporate reporting practices and develop real skills to influence corporate behaviour from the classroom, and in leadership roles beyond.
  • <a href="http://theconversation.com/involving-kids-in-making-schools-sustainable-spreads-the-message-beyond-the-classroom-119470" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a><p>"The recent student-led climate protests reflect the need for schools to provide opportunities to nurture their students’ global, environmentally conscious minds. Modern education isn’t only about teaching kids the traditional concepts of say, English and Mathematics – it is also about helping to develop confident adults with sustainable mindsets and informed citizens."</p><a href="http://theconversation.com/involving-kids-in-making-schools-sustainable-spreads-the-message-beyond-the-classroom-119470" target="_blank" rel="noopener">http://theconversation.com/involving-kids-in-making-schools-sustainable-spreads-the-message-beyond-the-classroom-119470</a>

Potential Supervision Topics


  • - Social and environmental accounting and accountability

    - Counter/alternative accounts/accounting

    - Topics focused on climate change, migration, displacement and social inequality

    - Qualitative research

    - Theoretical development in accounting

    - Sustainable Development Goals

    - Research in Higher Education in accounting

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy (Integrated) Gaps and Challenges of Governance in the Jordanian Public Sector.
    Doctor of Philosophy Sustainable Development Goals and the Mining Industry in Australia Beglerovic, Dzenisa
    Doctor of Philosophy Inclusion of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Nursing Curricula - An Undergraduate Nursing Student Perspective Fields, Lorraine

Teaching Overview


  • I have experience in teaching in higher education since 2010. 

    I have held Lecturing positions at both UOW (current) and Macquarie University (2015-16). 

    My teaching areas include: financial accounting, first-year accounting - financial and management, capstone-accounting/business courses, social responsibility and accounting

Full Name


  • Stephanie Perkiss

Mailing Address


  • School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, UOW

    Northfields Ave

    Wollongong

    NSW

    2522

    Australia

Located In Facility