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Katherine Christ

Senior Lecturer in Accounting, University of South Australia

Katherine is currently a Senior Lecturer at the University of South Australia. She has a PhD in sustainability accounting and, in addition to general interests in sustainability accounting and reporting, her most recent area of research interest concerns helping business assess and deal with modern slavery risk in their direct operations and supply chains. In this regard she has previously received funding from CPA Australia and developed a Modern Slavery Compass to help their members in relation to management in this area.

Katherine's research has been extensively published in peer-reviewed academic and professional journals and has been presented over a number of years to international audiences in many countries. She is a member of the Financial Services Task and Finish Group for the UK Modern Slavery Training Delivery Group in the United Kingdom and in 2021 was nominated for a Themis Financial Crime Prevention Award in the category of Combatting Modern Slavery.


  • 2020–present
    Senior lecturer, University of South Australia
  • 2017–2020
    Lecturer, University of South Australia
  • 2015–2017
    Tutor, University of South Australia
  • 2015–2017
    Research assistant, University of Tasmania
  • 2015–2016
    Senior research assistant, Macquarie University


  • 2015 
    University of South Australia, PhD
  • 2012 
    University of South Australia, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)

Professional Memberships

  • CPA Australia, Full Member


Nominated for a 2021 Themis Financial Crime Prevention Award in the category of Combatting Modern Slavery; 2020 top Early Career Researcher, University of South Australia Business; in 2019 had a paper that was Highly Commended in the Emerald Literati Awards; Finalist for the 2015 Carolyn Dexter Award (Academy of Management); Australian Postgraduate Award Recipient; GWRDC PhD Scholarship Recipient