Profile image for Ken Devos

Associate Professor Ken Devos

Associate Professor, Accounting
Ph.D., Monash University, Australia


Ken Devos (BB) (Grad Dip Tax ) (MTax) PhD CPA, is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business and Law at Swinburne University (Hawthorn Campus). Ken  lectures in both graduate and undergraduate accounting and taxation courses and has published in both national and international tax journals and presented a number of conference papers on taxation issues. 

Kens particular research areas include; taxpayer compliance, tax administration, tax evasion and tax policy. Ken's doctorate work the  "Factors Influencing Individual Taxpayer Compliance Behaviour," was supported by funding from Taxpayers Australia and was published by Springer in 2014. Ken's other funded research has investigated the housing benefits tax in PNG, the Double Tax Agreement between Australia and Italy, the intersection of practitioner ethics and technology and more recently the tax professions response to the review of the TPB recommendations.      
Ken is also a member of the Australasian Tax Teachers Association and is represented on the Advisory Board of the New Zealand Journal of Taxation Law and Policy and is the Australian correspondent for the International Tax Law Review.  Dr Devos is also a co-author of Australian Taxation (2024) by Wiley, Australian Small Business Taxation (2018) by Lexis Nexis and The Australian Taxation Study Manual (2020) by Oxford University Press. Ken is also both an author and reviewer of the CPA Taxation Module and has previously conducted tax training for accounting firms, CPA and the ATO. 

Research interests

Social impact

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Principal Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Taxation Law - 480106

Professional memberships

  • 2017 - 2019: Member, CPA Examinations Committee, Australia


Also published as: Devos, Ken; Devos, K.; Devos, Kenneth
This publication listing is provided by Swinburne Research Bank. If you are the owner of this profile, you can update your publications using our online form.

Recent research grants awarded

  • 2022: A comparative study of the impact of contemporary technologies on the professional codes of ethics: Australia and Vietnam *; CPA Australia
  • 2022: The Tax Professions Response to the Recent TPB Review of the TASA 2009 Code of professional Conduct and related sanctions *; CPA Australia
  • 2019: Taxation of Italian Expats *; University of Ferrara

* Chief Investigator

Recent media

There are no media items to display