Prof Judy Brown receives High Commendation in Emerald/Mary Parker Follett Award & victoria University of Wellington Research Excellence Award

Professor Judy Brown has been awarded a "Highly Commended" in the Emerald/Mary Parker Follett Award for 2010 for her paper "Accounting and visual cultural studies: potentialities, challenges and prospects" in the Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal.  The journal is an A* Journal on the Australian Research Council's Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) journal rankings list.   The award is voted on by members of the Editorial Board.

Judy also received a Victoria University of Wellington Research Excellence Award in 2010.  Her research interests focus on the study of accounting in its social and political context. They include accounting and labour relations, corporate governance, sustainability assessment, critical theory and social accounting. Judy’s research aims to foster improved understanding of the philosophical perspectives underpinning traditional accounting theory and practice, and to contribute to the development of more multi-dimensional accountings that encourage dialogue across a range of socio-political perspectives. Professor Brown has published her work in top ranking international journals and serves on several editorial boards. She has acted as an advisor to the NZ Department of Labour on good faith bargaining, triple-bottom-line reporting and accounting for occupational safety and health. In 2008 she was appointed as one of 30 Node Directors in an international multi-disciplinary Spaces of Democracy Project, involving more than 1,000 academics worldwide. She was recently awarded $685,000 of Marsden funding for a project on Dialogic Accounting: The Challenge of Taking Multiple Perspectives Seriously. This follows completion of a six-year FRST funded project on Building Capacity for Sustainable Development.