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Associate professor, UNSW Sydney

Associate Professor Sharron O'Neill is an accounting academic in the School of Business, University of NSW (Canberra) and is Director of the UNSW Public Service Research Group (PSRG). Sharron's research focuses on corporate governance and accountability, particularly non-financial performance measurement and reporting of issues including work health and safety (WHS) risk and performance. Sharron has undertaken and published research in the areas of environmental risk management, financial accounting, management accounting, professions and hereditary cancer. Prior to her academic roles, Sharron had established a career as a financial accountant.

Sharron is a member of Chartered Accountants ANZ, the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Institute of Health and Safety. She actively engages with industry, presenting her research, and providing advice on performance measurement and reporting to members of the accounting, financial services, safety and legal professions as well as to industry and government.


  • 2019–present
    Associate professor, UNSW Canberra
  • 2016–2018
    Senior lecturer, UNSW Canberra
  • 2011–2016
    Senior research fellow, Macquarie University


  • 2010 
    RMIT University, PhD