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Steven Dellaportas


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I have been a Professor of Accounting since 2013, with an academic career spanning more than 30 years. My primary area of research and teaching is professional ethics in accounting. Within this broad domain, I have an interest and a track record of research on fraud, ethical behavior and ethics education. I am a member on several editorial boards, and I am presently Co-Editor of the Accounting Section for the highly regarded Journal of Business Ethics. I have published several articles in international peer reviewed journals, lead author of two textbooks, and content developer in professional development programs on ethics subject matter for professional accounting bodies.

Research interests

I have been an academic for over 30 years accumulating a track record on accounting ethics of which fraud, ethcial behaviour and ethics education (and related issues) are major themes.


Lecturer in Accounting, RMIT University, 1990 to 2002

Senior Lecturer in Accounting, La Trobe University, 2003 to 2005

Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Ballarat, 2005 to 2007

Associate Professor of Accounting, Deakin University, 2007 to 2013

Professor of Accounting, Dean (Head), Deputy Head, School of Accounting, RMIT University, 2013 to 2020

Professor of Accounting, Nottingham University, Ningbo, China, 2020 to 2022

Professor of Accounting, Xi’an Jiatong-Liverpool University, 2022 to present


ACC303 Financial Reporting II

Awards and honours

2009 Emerald, Outstanding Reviewer Award, Managerial Auditing Journal.

2009 Faculty Award: Exemplar of Teaching Excellence, Deakin University.

2009 Faculty Award, Deakin University – Outstanding Contribution to Faculty’s Operational Plan for Academic Support

2013 Best paper Award: Dellaportas, S., and Hassall, T. (2013), Experiential Learning in Accounting: A Prison Visit, British Accounting Review, 45(1), pp. 24-36.

2015 Best HDR Supervisor Award RMIT University

2017 CPA Australia award for achieving above national global pass rates in the CPA program

2017 Elsevier Outstanding Reviewer Award, Accounting Forum

2018 Emerald Outstanding Reviewer Award, Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal

2015-onogoing Co-editor Accounting Section, Journal of Business Ethics

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 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Bachelor of Business, 1987, (Victoria University, Australia

Graduate Diploma - Education La Trobe University, 1990, Australia

Graduate Diploma – Taxation, 1991 RMIT University, Australia

Master of Accountancy, 1993, RMIT University, Australia

PhD, 2002, RMIT University, Australia

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