Dr Matthew Turnour

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Personal details


Accounting, Auditing and Accountability, Banking, Finance and Investment, Policy and Administration

Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008


  • PhD (Queensland University of Technology)

Professional memberships and associations


  • Bachelor of Economics, University of Queensland, 1983.
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Queensland, 1985.
  • Master of Arts by Research in Applied Ethics, QUT 2002.
  • Doctor of Philosophy, QUT 2009. (Outstanding Doctoral Thesis 2010)
  • Certificate of Admission as a Solicitor of the High Court of Australia, 1987.
  • Certificate of Admission, Supreme Court of Queensland, 1987.
  • Certificate, Legal Practice Management & Development, 1990.
  • Commissioner for Declarations, No. 42933.
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors, Diploma with Merit, Company Directors Course 2009.


  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
  • Fellow Australian Institute of Management.
  • Member Law Council of Australia General Practice Section (continuing) and Deputy Chair Charities and Not-for-profits Committee (2015 - 2017)
  • Senior Counsellor and Member Law Society of Queensland and Chair of its Not for profit Law Subcommittee
  • American Sociological Association including membership of the following chapters: Altruism, Morality and Social Solidarity, Sociology of Law and Sociology of Religion.


  • Butterworths Lexis Nexis Prize for Advanced Legal Reasoning and Research 2003.
  • Australian Institute of Company Directors Merit Award 2009.
  • QUT Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award 2010.
  • Australian Institute of Management (Qld & NT) Finalist, Owner Manager of the year 2012.
  • QUT Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award 2015 (Sessional Lecturing).
  • Queensland Law Society President’s Medal 2016 Outstanding Contribution Award.
  • Nonprofit Academic Centres Council, International Honors Society, Nu Lambda Mu. 2017
  • Influencer of the Year 2018 Third Sector Australia Magazine


Matthew Turnour teaches:

  •  Ethics for Philanthropic and Non-Profit Organisations (GSN483) in the Masters of Business (Nonprofit) through the Australian Centre of philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies; and,
  • Governance (GSN471) in the Executive Masters of Business Administration degree through the Business School.

In 2015 he was recognised with a Vice Chancellor’s Performance Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Selected publications

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