Anna Wright has an extensive background in chartered accounting, having joined Ernst & Whinney as a student in 1987. She spent the following years working as a chartered accountant for both Ernst & Whinney and Ernst & Young, as well as for smaller chartered firms, where she specialised in business development. Anna joined UTS as an honours student in 1999, and then continued with PhD studies. She became a full time member of staff in January 2003. Anna has won both the Accounting Students' Teaching Award (2004) and twice the Excellence in Accounting Research Award (2006 and 2009).