Study level

Master of Philosophy


QUT Business School

School of Accountancy

Topic status

We're looking for students to study this topic.


Professor Ellie Chapple
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law
Dr Sarah Osborne
Division / Faculty
Faculty of Business & Law


Given the advances in representation by women in business leadership and accountancy profession generally, is it inevitable that there remain 'gendered occupational niches'?

This project investigates the nature of professional work undertaken by insolvency practitioners and profiles the state of the profession to examine whether there are any isolating influences or barriers to entry for one gender or the other. It will identify the key determinants to effective performance to the role of insolvency practitioner and whether any systemic biases become barriers to entry.

If you are interested in researching this topic as part of a Master of Philosophy (Accountancy), and you are applying to commence your degree in Semester 1, 2020 you may be eligible for a School of Accountancy Accelerate Scholarship.


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