Originally from the UK, I have worked as a professional accountant for PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) and held academic posts in the University of Aberdeen, the University of Wales, the Australian National University (ANU), the University of Otago, Queensland University of Technology (QUT) and UTAS. The main focus of my work has always been research.
As an undergraduate studying economics. My interest is in applying a scientific approach to economic analysis using accounting data.
Going where no person has gone before.
Mostly to relatively esoteric areas of measurement theory, statistical analysis and novel approaches to analysing and modelling economic processes using accounting information.
Every day tends to become a working day. Every working day is devoted to pursuing some research project.
Pure or theoretical work and applied research. Both are mostly economic modelling based with a strong statistical bias. Some projects are sponsored, contracted research. Some is “pencil and paper”.
Not sure; it may just be that who I am has led me to become involved in research.
Image: Professor Roger Willett, third from the left. His fellow researchers (from left) Dr Lyle Turner of the University of Queensland, Dr Michael Falta, CRC Fellow UTAS and of the University of Otago and Andrew Colling, Adjunct Professor, UTAS (at right). Acknowledgements to the Defence, Science and Technology Organisation for the photograph.
Authorised by the Head of School, Accounting & Corporate Governance
13 March, 2013