Associate Professor Kathleen Herbohn

Accounting Discipline Leader

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Overview

Kathleen Herbohn is an Associate Professor in financial accounting. She has a PhD from the University of Adelaide concerned with full cost environmental accounting by organisations managing multiple purpose natural resources. Kathleen's research is concerned with corporate social responsibility for issues such as climate change and tax transparency with a focus on how public data can be used in debt and equity markets to inform stakeholders about organisational performance. Her other research interests include the role of financial accounting in informing capital markets in areas of ambiguity (e.g. impairment, business and operating risk, biological assets) and the accounting profession.

Kathleen's publications have appeared in various journal including Accounting, Organizations and Society, The Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, The Journal of Business Ethics, Accounting and Finance Journal, The British Accounting Review, Accounting Research Journal and The Australian Accounting Review. Kathleen has previously been a staff member at James Cook University.

Kathleen is a co-author on the twelfth, thirteenth, fourteenth, fifteenth and sixteenth editions of the Issues in Financial Accounting textbook and an editor of a book published by Edward Elgar (Cheltenham, UK) on Sustainable Small-Scale Forestry: Socio-Economic Analysis.

Research Interests

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
    My key research interest is corporate social responsibility for issues such as climate change and tax transparency with a focus on how public data can be used in debt and equity markets to inform stakeholders about organisational performance.
  • Role of Financial Accounting in Capital Markets
    My other research interests include the role of financial accounting in informing capital markets in areas of ambiguity (e.g. impairment, business and operating risk, biological assets).
  • The Accounting Profession
    My other research interests include the role of job satisfaction, mentoring and the career progression by gender within the public accounting profession.

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Adelaide
  • Bachelor of Commerce, James Cook University

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Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book

  • Henderson, Scott, Peirson, Graham, Herbohn, Kathy, Artiach, Tracy and Howieson, Bryan (2017). Issues in financial accounting. 16th ed. Frenchs Forest, NSW, Australia: Pearson Australia.

  • Henderson, Scott, Peirson, Graham, Herbohn, Kathy, Artiach, Tracy and Howieson, Bryan (2014). Issues in financial accounting. 15th ed. Frenchs Forest, Australia: Pearson Australia.

  • Henderson, Scott, Peirson, Graham and Herbohn, Kathy (2010). Issues in financial accounting. 14th ed. ed. Frenchs Forest, NSW, Australia: Pearson Australia Group.

  • Henderson, S., Peirson, G. and Herbohn, K. (2008). Issues in Financial Accounting. 13th ed. Frenchs Forest, N.S.W.: Pearson Education Australia.

  • Herbohn, Kathleen and Griffiths, Andrew (2008). Sustainability reporting in local government: systemic change or greenwash?. Melbourne, Australia: CPA Australia.

  • Henderson, S., Peirson, G. and Herbohn, K. F. (2006). Issues in Financial Accounting. 12th ed. Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Prentice-Hall.

Book Chapter

  • Herbohn, K. F., Harrison, S.R. and Herbohn, J. L. (2001). The Inclusion of Non-Wood Benefits in Reporting Systems of Forest Enterprise. Sustainable Farm Forestry in the Tropics: Social and Economic Analysis and Policy. (pp. 161-176) edited by S.R. Harrison and J.L. Herbohn. UK: Edward Elgar.

  • Harrison, S. R., Herbohn, J. F. and Herbohn, K. F. (2000). New horizons in sustainable small-scale foresting. Sustainable small-scale forestry: Socio-economic analysis and policy. (pp. 227-242) edited by S. R. Harrison, J. L. Herbohn and K. F. Herbohn. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

  • Herbohn, K. F., Harrison, S. R. and Herbohn, J. L. (2000). Reforestation progress and forestry incentive schemes in Australia. Sustainable small-scale forestry: Socio-economic analysis and policy. (pp. 215-224) edited by S. R. Harrison, J. L. Herbohn and K. F. Herbohn. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

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Conference Publication

Edited Outputs

  • J. L. Herbohn, S.R. Harrison, K. F. Herbohn and D. B. Smorfitt eds. (2001). Developing Policies to Encourage Small-Scale Forestry. Developing Policies to Encourage Small-Scale Forestry: The 10th International Symposium held by IUFRO Research Group 3.08, Kuranda, 9-13 January, 2000. Brisbane: The University of Queensland.

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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Completed Supervision