Senior lecturer, UNSW

Dr Sharron O'Neill is a Senior lecturer in the School of Business, University NSW (Canberra). Sharron's current research focuses on corporate governance and accountability, particularly financial and non-financial performance measurement and reporting on work health and safety (WHS) risk and performance. Sharron's WHS research has examined the measurement, reporting and analysis of WHS inputs, processes and outcomes using both traditional and contemporary performance indicators and has employed a variety of research methods. She has also undertaken and published research in the areas of environmental risk management, financial accounting, management accounting and professions. Prior to her academic roles, Sharron had established a career as a financial accountant.

Sharron is a member of CPA Australia, the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Safety Institute of Australia and the National Safety Council of Australia. She actively engages with industry, presenting her research, and providing advice on WHS performance measurement and reporting to members of the accounting, financial services, safety and legal professions as well as to industry and government.


  • 2016–present
    Senior lecturer, UNSW (Canberra)


  • 2010 
    RMIT University, PhD