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Dr Natalie Elms is a lecturer and researcher in the School of Accountancy at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). Natalie’s research interests are in boards and directors including board composition, boardroom dynamics and director motivation. Prior to an academic career, Natalie worked internationally for over 15 years in accounting, finance and commercial management.


  • 2017–present
    Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology
  • 2012–2017
    Sessional Academic, Queensland University of Technology


  • 2017 
    QUT, Ph.D. (Corporate Governance)
  • 2014 
    QUT, M.Bus (Research)
  • 2010 
    Kaplan, Grad Dip. Applied Finance
  • 1993 
    RMIT, B.Bus.Actcy


  • 2020
    How director identification shapes accountability and scope of contribution, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal
  • 2015
    The importance of group-fit in new director selection, Management Decision
  • 2012
    The role of the board in creating an organization of integrity, Integrity in Organizations

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Nomination Committees
    Funding Source:
    Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand