Associate Professor Gillian Vesty, PhD, CPA Australia
Gillian is an Associate Professor in the School of Accounting, RMIT University. Gillian is a member of the RMIT School of Accounting Executive and RMIT Student Wellbeing Advisory Group. Gillian has also held positions of Acting Deputy Head of School of Accounting, L&T and Post Graduate Program Director, School of Accounting, RMIT University. With a background career in the healthcare industry, Gillian’s teaching and research interests broadly encompass aspects of ‘social and environmental health and wellbeing’ with a focus on digital simulations and serious games in accounting education, management accounting and performance measurement in sustainability, public health and education. Gillian has published in journals including Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Journal of Accounting and Finance, Issues in Accounting Education, Journal of Accounting and Finance, and Research in the Sociology of Organizations Journal. She is on the editorial board of Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal. Gillian has received $162,000 in grants from the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA, US), International Federation of Accountants (IFAC), HRH Prince of Wales Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) and CPA Australia Global Research Funds, resulting in several publications and CPA Australia reports on capital investment and sustainability. She is an active HDR supervisor and currently supervises students in her area of expertise. She an author of a management accounting textbook and has a passion for developing innovations for use in both teaching and research. Learning and Teaching Grants have contributed to improving student experience through interactive gaming simulations developments which are now being used by academics and more than 8,000 students around the world (www.kilgors.com). This work draws attention to the importance of translating sustainability impacts in organisational practices. Her latest work in serious games is with an Ethics Microcredential (https://www.rmit-bogart.com/) designed for Continuous Professional Development (CPD).