Dr Thea Voogt


School of Law
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law
+61 7 334 67540


Thea Voogt is a Lecturer in Income Tax Law at the University of Queensland TC Beirne School of Law in Brisbane, Australia. The TC Beirne School of Law is currently ranked as the 45th best law school in the world. She is a chartered accountant (CA ANZ) and holds a Doctorate in Financial Management.

Thea is the recipient of the prestigious UQ BEL Faculty Teaching Award for 2017 for her innovative, student-centred, technology-driven collaborative approach to teaching the law to commerce students. She has also received two TC Beirne School of Law Teaching Awards and is known as an inspiring teacher.

Her research focuses on two areas. First, corporate governance and the duties, roles, responsibilities and skills of directors with a distinct focus on listed companies. Second, focusing on Income Tax Law, Thea's research focuses on the challenges for small businesses and tax compliance generally. She is the recipient of two grants with a research focus on trust taxation.

Prior to joining the University of Queensland, Thea was the CEO (Principal Officer) of the superannuation funds of the University of Johannesburg, and managed large tenders for the institution. Over her career in South Africa, she was closely involved with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants as researcher, presenter, guest speaker, umpire and question setter for the national qualifying exam for chartered accountants. She also served on the Board of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) as ministerial appointment, and on the board of the South African Accounting History Centre.

Research Interests

  • Income Tax Law
    Focusing on the tax obligations and associated challenges for small businesses in Australia, and on tax compliance generally
  • Corporate Governance, director duties
    Focusing on practical corporate governance and the duties, roles, responsibilities and skills of directors, with a particular focus on listed companies
  • Taxation of Trusts
    Focusing on discretionary trusts, with a particular focus on farming trusts
  • Corporations Law
    Focusing on compliance matters for boards, reporting and continuous disclosure


  • Master of International Commercial Law, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), Rand Afrikaans University
  • Master of Commerce (Accounting), Rand Afrikaans University
  • Doctor of Commerce, Rand Afrikaans University


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