Lydia Kilcullen is an Assistant Professor in Accounting and Associate Director of Accreditation at the UWA Business School.
Lydia teaches Demonstrating Social Impact within the UWA Graduate Certificate in Social Impact. She also teaches Accounting for Managers and Corporate Social Responsibility within the UWA MBA Program. She is passionate about exploring the relationship between financial and non-financial information (such as social impact) and how both can be used to improve the performance of organisations seeking to change the lives of others.
Lydia joined UWA following a number of years with the Chartered Accounting firm of Price Waterhouse (now PwC). During this time, Lydia worked in Perth, New York and London and focused on providing financial and management consulting services in support of dispute resolution, litigation and corporate recovery matters.
Lydia's other professional work experience includes two years as the Chief Financial Accountant at Edith Cowan University, responsible for financial reporting, asset management and financial policies and procedures.
In addition to her appointment at UWA, Lydia has consulted to the Australian Accounting Standards Board in the area of service performance reporting by private sector Not for Profit entities.
In 2011, Lydia completed a PhD from UWA. The focus of this research was external financial reporting by Not for Profit entities. In 2000, Lydia completed an MBA (Advanced) also from UWA and in 1989 a Bachelor of Business from Curtin University. She is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Lydia's research is focused on two themes: