Christine Helliar

Professor School of Commerce, University of South Australia

Christine has a PhD in Risk, Derivatives and Management Control from the University of Dundee, and her research focuses on financial reporting, accounting education, ethics and governance, risk management, auditing and management control.

Christine has extensive industry experience, with a wide background in accounting, finance and capital markets, having worked for Ernst and Young, Morgan Stanley, Hong Kong Bank and Citigroup. From 2003-9 Christine was Director of Research at The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland, where she focused on overseeing and conducting business relevant research.

Christine is currently the chair of the Trustees of BAFA and is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales; The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland; and Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, an honorary member of CPA Australia and is a Governing Council member of the Finance Research Network (FIRN) - Australia’s largest network of finance researchers.


  • –present
    Professor School of Commerce , University of South Australia