David Woodliff

Professor, BEc BCom PhD W.Aust.

  • The University of Western Australia (M251), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


David is Professor of Accounting in the business school. David joined UWA in 1982 and completed his PhD in 1995. David has taught accounting and finance courses at undergraduate, graduate and MBA levels. He has presented papers at Australasian and International conferences and has published empirical work in the areas of finance, financial accounting, financial statement analysis, behavioural accounting and auditing. David is a director of a company that provides materials and training to accountants undertaking professional training.

Funding overview

Dr Ann Tarca, Emeritus Professor Philip Brown, Associate Professor Philip Hancock, Associate Professor David Woodliff 2005, An Experimental Study of the Decision.

Usefulness of the IASB's Proposed Comprehensive Income Statement', International Association for Accounting Education and Research, Funds Approved: $20,000.00. RFCD:

Previous positions

David has served on many Faculty / School / Department committees over the years. He was Deputy Head of the Department of Accounting & Finance when it was amalgamated into the Business School. He was Postgraduate Course Controller for Accounting & Finance, UWA Business School, for over 10 years

Teaching overview

Postgraduate: Financial Statement Analysis, Behavioural Accounting, Corporate Finance
Undergraduate: Corporate Finance, Financial Management, Investment Analysis, Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting
MBA Level: Financial & Managerial Accounting, Finance
Executive Development: Business Finance, Financial Accounting
Professional Accounting: Business Finance, Management Accounting
Postgraduate Supervision: Candidates have successfully completed PhDs under his (joint) supervision in the fields of Auditing, Financial Accounting, Finance and Entrepreneurship. He is currently supervising postgraduates in the fields of Auditing, Financial Accounting and Managerial Accounting.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

Research expertise keywords

  • Accounting issues and standards
  • Auditing
  • Behavioural accounting
  • Corporate finance
  • Corporate financial policy
  • Financial accounting
  • Financial accounting regulation, issues and standard setting
  • Management accounting


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