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Dr Grainne Oates

Senior Lecturer, Accounting and Finance
PhD, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Graduate Diploma of Accounting, Swinburne Institute of Technology, Australia; Graduate Certificate in Emotional Intelligence, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia; Master of Business Administration, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Biography

Dr Grainne Oates is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting at Swinburne University of Technology. She specialises in teaching introductory and management accounting at undergraduate and post graduate levels. Her primary research interests are in learning and teaching with a special focus on teaching innovations to enhance the student experience and learning outcomes. She recently developed 'Quitch' a content neutral gamified mobile learning platform to enhance the first year student experience. The platform has now been trialled in more than 110 Universities across the world. Student feedback has been very positive. Grainne also publishes on topics relating decision-making in local government, including how the quality of councillors impact on performance, both environmental performance and also on the quality of accounting earnings of local governments.  Grainne has earned more than $140,000 in research funding. Grainne is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Contemporary Issues in Business and Government (JCIBG). Prior to joining academia Grainne had a successful 13 year career in the pharmaceutical industry working for CSL.

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Doctoral & Coordinating Masters.

Fields of Research

  • Management Accounting - 150105
  • Organisation And Management Theory - 150310
  • Organisational Behaviour - 150311

Awards

  • 2106, National, Finalist/Thought Leader of the year, Australian Accounting Association
  • 2017, International, Winner - Innovation in Accounting Education, American Accounting Association
  • 2017, National, Winner - Education Technology Award, Australian Financial Review
  • 2017, National, iAwards - Start up of the year - Victoria, Australian Information Industry Association
  • 2017, National, iAwards - Mobility Innovation of the year - Victoria, Australian Information Industry Association
  • 2017, National, iAwards - Community Services Market, Australian Information Industry Association
  • 2016, International, Reimagine Education Award , QS/Wharton Business School
  • 2016, International, Landing Pad Singapore, Austrade
  • 2016, National, Innovation in Education, Australian Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand
  • 2016, National, Honorable Mention/ Technologically Enhanced Learning Award, ACODE/Pearson
  • 2015, Swinburne, Vice Chancellors Award, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2012, Swinburne, FBL Excellence in Teaching Award, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2006, Swinburne, First Place, MBA Program Business Strategy Unit , Swinburne University of Technology

Publications

Also published as: Oates, Grainne; Oates, G.
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2016: 2016 Visiting Fellowships Scheme - Niamh M. Brennan *; Visiting Fellowships Scheme
  • 2013: Perceived environmental performance and disclosure on local councils in Victoria, Australia *; AFAANZ Research Grants

* Chief Investigator


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