Peter Robinson

Assistant Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M250), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Sidney Peter Robinson is an Assistant Professor based in the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education. Peter’s primary responsibilities are to co-ordinate the academic aspects of the Faculty’s work integrated learning (WIL) program and to provide support to colleagues who administer internship placements. Peter is successfully able to draw upon his extensive academic and professional exposure in supporting students undertaking their internships across the diversity of disciplines offered by the Faculty.


Peter has academic work experiences encompassing the breadth of the accounting discipline at undergraduate and postgraduate level including the supervision of students completing the research components of honours and masters’ degrees. He has been a recipient of multiple teaching awards throughout his academic career. Peter’s research activity encompasses the breadth of his interest in accounting and finance and includes papers published in internationally refereed journals such as Accounting and Finance, Abacus, Research in Accounting Regulation, Accounting and Business Research, Accounting Education and Accounting Forum.

Current projects

Currently Peter is researching the impact of Work Intergrated Learning (WIL) on the transferable skill development of interns and the potential contribution virtual internships can play in preparing students for real world work intergrated learning experiences. 

Teaching philosophy

For whatever subjects I've been responsible for, my philosophy is to create an engaging learning experience that students not only learn from but enjoy. One can't deliver content unless one can create an environment of contentment. 


Peter has a diverse set of research interests encompassing accounting regulation and standard setting, public sector performance measurement and evalution innovation in accounting education, impact of prior learning on student performance in university level courses.

Funding overview

Most recent grant is funded by CPA Australia to examine the impact of prior learning on student performance in first level courses at Australian universities (grant $30,000)

Education/Academic qualification

Education, Masters of Education, Innovation in Higher Education (by coursework), The University of Western Australia

Award Date: 31 Dec 1980

Research expertise keywords

  • Blended Learning
  • Virtual Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
  • Performance management
  • Strategic Management Accounting
  • Transferable Skill Development through WIL


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