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David Woodliff

Professor, BEc BCom PhD W.Aust.

  • 459 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
1992 …2018
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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.


  • 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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Research Output 1992 2018

  • 459 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 28 Article
  • 21 Conference paper
  • 6 Other chapter contribution
  • 2 Doctoral Thesis

Can Anticipating Time Pressure Reduce the Likelihood of Unethical Behaviour Occurring?

Koh, H., Scully, G. & Woodliff, D., Nov 2018, In : Journal of Business Ethics. 153, 1, p. 197-213 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

business school
decision making
Unethical behavior
Time pressure
595 Downloads (Pure)

External auditors’ reliance on management’s experts: evidence from Australia

Agrawal, P., 2018, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

External auditor
Audit quality
Firm reputation
Performance evaluation
Price leadership
Transfer price
Perceived fairness
Dual-process models
Audit quality
8 Citations (Scopus)

Additional evidence on the relationship between an internal audit function and external audit fees in australia

Singh, H. B., Woodliff, D., Sultana, N. & Newby, R., 2014, In : International Journal of Auditing. 18, 1, p. 27-39

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

External audit
Internal audit function
Audit fees
Internal audit
Firm size

Projects 2005 2010


Best Paper Award (Education stream)

Hwee Koh (Recipient), Glenndalough Scully (Recipient) & David Woodliff (Recipient), 2008


Accounting students