Combined PhD / Master of Organisational Psychology candidate, Macquarie University

I have combined my experience and training in organisational psychology and accounting to develop a model of white collar crime that accommodates offences increasingly associated with fraud including organised crime and terrorism.

As an auditor, I detected and investigated frauds and advised organisations how to reduce their exposure to fraud victimisation.

During my experience and training in organisational psychology, I wrote a book chapter evaluating methods available to employers for screening job applicants for potential fraudsters and was involved in psychometric screening, assessment centres and coaching for financial services employees.

My PhD includes interviews with acquaintances of fraudsters and fraudsters who had not been convicted of their offences. The model I developed from these and other sources provides a framework to diverse stakeholders to (1) organise what is known about fraud and fraudsters and (2) conduct effective and efficient research to reduce the occurrence and impact of fraud and other offences. Thesis examiners' comments include "The candidate ... can fairly be regarded as an expert on fraud".

Experience

  • –present
    Combined PhD / Master of Organisational Pyschology candidate, Macquarie University

Education

  • 2004 
    University of Sydney, BSc Hons Psychology
  • 1996 
    Charles Sturt University, Master of Accountancy

Publications

  • 2011
    Can employers screen job applicants for potential white collar fraud offenders?, Personality and individual differences: Theory, assessment and application
  • 2006
    The relationship between measures of executive function, motor performance and externalising behaviour in 5- and 6-year-old children, Human Movement Science

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Chartered Association of Certified Accountants (FCCA - UK)