Philomena Leung

Philomena Leung

Professor Philomena Leung is the Associate Dean - International Engagement. Prior to this, she was Head and Professor of Accounting and Finance and subsequently Accounting and Corporate Governance in Macquarie University since January 2010.

Philomena has held various senior academic leadership roles in Victoria University, RMIT University and Deakin University in Melbourne, Australia.  For the previous 20 years before joining Macquarie University, she had been Head of Accounting, Economics and Finance at Deakin University, and was also the Chair of Academic Board at Deakin University.  

Philomena has an inquisitive and innovative mind for education, with a strong business acumen and international outlook.  Philomena has developed and instigated a number of different innovative tertiary educational programs, including, in the areas of Corporate Governance, Advanced Professional Accounting, integrated models for the TAFE NSW Associate Degree in Accounting, internal audit and risks, a multi-disciplinary cyber security hub, a think tank for the chairs of accounting and finance in Australia and New Zealand, and an innovative program for schools and undergraduate students to acquire future skills through an Education 3.0 program.   She was also one of the pioneers in the development and implementation of accounting and business ethics education in Hong Kong and in Australia.

At present, Philomena continues to be active in the accounting, auditing profession, playing a supportive role in the development of professional disciplines for the future.  She is also a long time Panel Chair of the Hong Kong Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications.

Philomena has published extensively in academic journals, in the areas of auditing, ethics, governance, and accounting education. She has published 18 research monographs, 28 refereed articles, 4 consultancy reports, and has received 22 research grants both nationally and internationally. Philomena has led major international research projects in ethics and internal auditing and was the lead researcher commissioned to develop a model for ethics education in accounting for 160 countries under the auspices of the International Federation of Accountants. She had been joint editor of Managerial Auditing Journal, and is the lead author for the text Audit and Assurance (Wiley).  Philomena has a PhD (RMIT) and a Master of Accounting and Finance (Glasgow). She was an auditor with one of the international audit firms in Hong Kong before joining academia, and has held senior academic roles since 1976, in Hong Kong, Melbourne and Sydney.

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