Stephen Taylor is Professor of Financial Accounting and Associate Dean-Research in the Business School at the University of Technology – Sydney. He is the current chair of BARDSNet and a member of the advisory board for the European Academic Guide to Journal Quality. Journals in which his research has been published include Journal of Accounting and Economics, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Abacus, Accounting and Finance and Australian Journal of Management. He is currently an Associate Editor of Accounting Horizons and serves on editorial boards including Contemporary Accounting Research, Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory, International Journal of Accounting, Accounting and Finance and Australian Journal of Management. He has had a number of large ARC Grants (Discovery and Linkage). He is currently a Director of SIRCA Ltd and the Capital Markets Co-operative Research Centre (CMCRC), as well as being a member of the Advisory Council for the Centre of International Finance and Regulation (CIFR). He is an academic advisor to Plato Funds Management.