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Professor, University of Sydney Business School, University of Sydney

Jane Andrew joined the University of Sydney in 2010. Prior to that she had held a variety of academic roles at the University of Wollongong.

Jane has a particular interest in the relationship between accounting information and public policy and has written extensively on public accountability, carbon accounting, immigration detention, prison privatisation and whistleblowing. The policy relevance of her work means she is often called upon to contribute to discussions of public policy at the State and Federal level. All of Jane’s work has considered the impact of accounting on issues of equity, justice and well-being within the context of neoliberalism.

In 2016, Jane released a report titled "Prison Privatisation in Australia: The State of the Nation" providing the first comprehensive review of the costs, performance and accountability of Australian private prisons.

Jane is currently the lead investigator on an Australian Research Council Discovery Grant on organisation data breach disclosure practices.

Jane was appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief for Critical Perspectives on Accounting in 2018. The journal is the leading international journal dedicated to exploring the link between accounting practices and the many allocative, distributive, social and ecological problems of our era. Jane is also an Associate Editor forAbacus and is a member of the Editorial Board’s for Accounting, Auditing and Accountability, Advances in Public Interest Accounting and Australasian Accounting, Business and Finance Journal. She is also a member of CPA Australia, The Sydney Institute of Criminology and The Imprisonment Observatory.

Jane teaches financial accounting to postgraduate students and is an active PhD supervisor.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer , University of Sydney


  • 2000 
    University of Wollongong, PhD