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Ms Christine Yap

Lecturer

Newcastle Business School (Accounting and Finance)

Career Summary

Biography

Christine is a lecturer in accounting at the Newcastle Business School, The University of Newcastle. Christine has worked in public accounting as an auditor and has twenty years of experience as a university educator. She has taught undergraduate and postgraduate university courses in accounting and financial management and has been presenter of research at numerous academic conferences in Australia and overseas. Her research has focused on the usefulness of financial statements for investors' decision-making and accounting education.

Publications in Australian and international journals include: Accounting and Finance, The European Accounting Review, Advances in International Accounting, The Asian Review of Accounting, International Business and Economics Research Journal, Accounting Education (UK), and Australian CPA .

Research Expertise
Financial accounting (cash flow accounting; users financial information needs) and Accounting education (educational psychology and curriculum development)


Qualifications

  • Master of Commerce, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), University of Newcastle

Keywords

  • Accountability
  • Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Finance

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
139999Education not elsewhere classified100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
28/02/2015 - 30/05/2015Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/01/2014 - LecturerUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/12/2012 - 13/05/2013Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
1/11/2010 - 30/11/2010Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
31/08/2009 - 11/12/2009Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia
17/03/2008 - 23/05/2008Casual AcademicUniversity of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia

Membership

DatesTitleOrganisation / Department
Associate - Institute of Chartered Accountants in AustraliaInstitute of Chartered Accountants in Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Book (2 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2007Yap CL, Hartnett NA, Reality Bytes: A Manual Accounting Practice Set, Pearson Prentice Hall, Frenchs Forest, N.S.W., 42 (2007) [A2]
Co-authorsNeil Hartnett
2006Hartnett NA, Yap CL, Garden Blitz: A manual accounting practice set, Pearson Education Australia, Sydney, 47 (2006) [A2]
Co-authorsNeil Hartnett

Journal article (7 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Saravanamuthu K, Yap C, 'Pedagogy to empower Chinese Learners to adapt to western learning circumstances: a longitudinal case-study', Cambridge Journal of Education, 44 361-384 (2014) [C1]

Deficit theorisations of Chinese Learners studying in western countries are criticised for dichotomising learning attributes into Surface- or Deep-learning approaches. Subsequent ... [more]

Deficit theorisations of Chinese Learners studying in western countries are criticised for dichotomising learning attributes into Surface- or Deep-learning approaches. Subsequent context-dependent, small culture studies of students transiting between cultures theorise learning as a dynamic journey of adapting to a range/continuum of learning attributes. Here we employ the transformative learning theory to examine whether pedagogical interventions could facilitate adaptation to deeper learning strategies by couching discipline-specific detail/facts within the discipline's theoretical structure. Our longitudinal case-study of Chinese Learners in an Australian tertiary institution revealed that (1) Achievement-motivated CLs were more likely to harness the benefits of this discipline-specific pedagogical intervention and move towards independent, student-centred learning than Surface-motivated CLs; (2) Achievement-motivated CLs were less likely to normalise teacher-centredness than Surface-motivated CLs despite being exposed to examination tips early in their enrolment; and (3) fluency in the host language is instrumental to adapting successfully to deeper learning. © 2014 © 2014 University of Cambridge, Faculty of Education.

DOI10.1080/0305764X.2014.914154
Co-authorsKalathevi Saravanamuthu
2014Yap C, Ryan S, Yong J, 'Challenges Facing Professional Accounting Education in a Commercialised Education Sector', Accounting Education, 23 562-581 (2014) [C1]
DOI10.1080/09639284.2014.974196
Co-authorsJackie Yong, Suzanne Ryan
2012Yap CL, 'Bridging the theory-practice gap: Work-based business learning', International Journal of Learning, 18 127-140 (2012) [C1]
2004Hartnett NA, Romcke-Jones JT, Yap CL, 'Student performance in tertiary-level accounting: an international student focus', Accounting and Finance, 44 163-186 (2004) [C1]
DOI10.1111/j.1467-629X.2004.00104.x
CitationsScopus - 20
Co-authorsNeil Hartnett
2004Yap CL, 'International Harmonisation of Accounting Standards: The case for a mandatory requirement for the direct method of reporting operating cash flows', International Business & Economics Research Journal, 3 67-80 (2004) [C1]
2003Hartnett NA, Romcke-Jones JT, Yap CL, 'Recognizing the importance of instruction style to students' performance: some observations from laboratory research - a research note', Accounting Education, 12 313-331 (2003) [C1]
DOI10.1080/0963928032000095446
Co-authorsNeil Hartnett
2003Hartnett NA, Romcke-Jones JT, Yap CL, 'Instruction style, student learning and performance spirals', Asian Review of Accounting, 11 69-87 (2003) [C1]
Co-authorsNeil Hartnett
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Conference (8 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2011Yong LK, Ryan SE, Yap CL, Goela N, 'A case study in the failure of graduate attributes in higher education', Research and Development in Higher Education: Reshaping Higher Education Volume 34, Gold Coast (2011) [E1]
Co-authorsJackie Yong, Suzanne Ryan
2010Yap CL, 'Embedding work-integrated learning in the business curriculum', Conference Proceedings. Work Integrated Learning (WIL): Responding to Challenges, Perth, WA (2010) [E2]
2010Chan H-T, Ryan SE, Bhattacharyya A, Goela N, Lee CC, Rodrigs MC, et al., 'Between a dream and reality: Engagement among Master of Professional Accounting students', Rethinking Learning in Your Discipline. Proceedings of the University Learning and Teaching Futures Colloquium, 2010, Armidale, NSW (2010) [E3]
Co-authorsSuzanne Ryan, Jackie Yong, Asit Bhatta, Marcus Rodrigs
2010Rodrigs MC, Chan H-T, Bhattacharyya A, Goela N, Lee CC, Ryan SE, et al., 'When learning may not be the goal: Postgraduate accounting students in Australia', Proceedings of ICERI2010 Conference, Valencia, Spain (2010) [E1]
Co-authorsJackie Yong, Marcus Rodrigs, Suzanne Ryan, Asit Bhatta
2009Yap CL, 'Work-ready graduates: Work-integrated learning at an Australian Uuniversity', 16th International Conference on Learning: Sessions, Barcelona, Spain (2009) [E3]
2005Yap CL, 'The Internationalisation of Australian Accounting Standards: To Harmonise or Standardise? The Case of Cash Flow Reporting', 17th Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, Wellington, New Zealand (2005) [E3]
2003Yap CL, 'International Harmonisation Of Accounting Standards: The Case For A Mandatory Requirement For The Direct Method Of Reporting Operating Cash Flows', Conference Proceedings, Las Vegas (2003) [E1]
2002Romcke-Jones JT, Hartnett NA, Yap CL, 'A Performance Spiral Model:An Exploration of the Interaction between Instruction Style, Student Anxiety and Performance', Fourteenth Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, Los Angleles, USA (2002) [E1]
Co-authorsNeil Hartnett
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants7
Total funding$17,512

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20051 grants / $770

Seventeenth Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, 20-23 November 2005$770

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMs Christine Yap
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2005
Funding Finish2005
GNoG0185917
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20031 grants / $1,305

The International Business & Economics Research Conference - 6 to 10 October 2003$1,305

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMs Christine Yap
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2003
Funding Finish2003
GNoG0183604
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20021 grants / $1,585

Fourteenth Annual Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, Los Angeles, USA 23-26 Nobember 2002$1,585

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMs Christine Yap
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2002
Funding Finish2002
GNoG0182323
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20011 grants / $1,948

13th Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, Brazil 28-31 October 2001$1,948

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMs Christine Yap
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start2001
Funding Finish2001
GNoG0181474
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

20001 grants / $9,000

An Experimental Investigation of the Influence of Cash Flow Statements on External Users' Decision Making.$9,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamProfessor Jim Psaros, Ms Christine Yap
SchemeProject Grant
RoleInvestigator
Funding Start2000
Funding Finish2000
GNoG0178855
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19961 grants / $1,604

19th Annual Congress of the European Accounting Association - Bergen, Norway - 2-4/5/96$1,604

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMs Christine Yap
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1996
Funding Finish1996
GNoG0176219
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY

19951 grants / $1,300

Third International Cash Flow Accounting Conference, UK, 9-10 May 1995$1,300

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding bodyUniversity of Newcastle
Project TeamMs Christine Yap
SchemeTravel Grant
RoleLead
Funding Start1995
Funding Finish1995
GNoG0176818
Type Of FundingInternal
CategoryINTE
UONY
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Research Supervision

Current Supervision

CommencedResearch Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014A Study of the Relationship Between the Financial Performance and Level of Compliance with the 2010 ASX Corporate Governance Principles and Recommendations of ASX Listed Companies
Accounting, Faculty of Business and Law
Co-Supervisor
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Ms Christine Yap

Positions

Lecturer
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Accounting and Finance

Contact Details

Emailchristine.yap@newcastle.edu.au
Phone(02) 4921 5063
Fax(02) 4921 6911

Office

RoomSR264
BuildingSocial Sciences
LocationCallaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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