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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

Code Description Percentage
139999 Education not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School
Australia

Membership

Dates Title Organisation / Department
Associate - Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia Institute 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For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.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)

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

Journal article (7 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2014 Saravanamuthu 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.

DOI 10.1080/0305764X.2014.914154
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Kalathevi Saravanamuthu
2014 Yap C, Ryan S, Yong J, 'Challenges Facing Professional Accounting Education in a Commercialised Education Sector', Accounting Education, 23 562-581 (2014) [C1]
DOI 10.1080/09639284.2014.974196
Citations Scopus - 1
Co-authors Jackie Yong, Suzanne Ryan
2012 Yap CL, 'Bridging the theory-practice gap: Work-based business learning', International Journal of Learning, 18 127-140 (2012) [C1]
2004 Hartnett NA, Romcke-Jones JT, Yap CL, 'Student performance in tertiary-level accounting: an international student focus', Accounting and Finance, 44 163-186 (2004) [C1]
DOI 10.1111/j.1467-629X.2004.00104.x
Citations Scopus - 21
Co-authors Neil Hartnett
2004 Yap 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]
2003 Hartnett 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]
DOI 10.1080/0963928032000095446
Co-authors Neil Hartnett
2003 Hartnett NA, Romcke-Jones JT, Yap CL, 'Instruction style, student learning and performance spirals', Asian Review of Accounting, 11 69-87 (2003) [C1]
Co-authors Neil Hartnett
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Conference (8 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2011 Yong 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-authors Jackie Yong, Suzanne Ryan
2010 Yap CL, 'Embedding work-integrated learning in the business curriculum', Conference Proceedings. Work Integrated Learning (WIL): Responding to Challenges, Perth, WA (2010) [E2]
2010 Chan 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-authors Suzanne Ryan, Jackie Yong, Marcus Rodrigs, Asit Bhatta
2010 Rodrigs 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-authors Jackie Yong, Marcus Rodrigs, Suzanne Ryan, Asit Bhatta
2009 Yap CL, 'Work-ready graduates: Work-integrated learning at an Australian Uuniversity', 16th International Conference on Learning: Sessions, Barcelona, Spain (2009) [E3]
2005 Yap 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]
2003 Yap 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]
2002 Romcke-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-authors Neil Hartnett
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 7
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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Christine Yap
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2005
GNo G0185917
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20031 grants / $1,305

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Christine Yap
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2003
Funding Finish 2003
GNo G0183604
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Christine Yap
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2002
Funding Finish 2002
GNo G0182323
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Christine Yap
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2001
Funding Finish 2001
GNo G0181474
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Jim Psaros, Ms Christine Yap
Scheme Project Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2000
Funding Finish 2000
GNo G0178855
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

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 body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Christine Yap
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1996
Funding Finish 1996
GNo G0176219
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

19951 grants / $1,300

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

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Christine Yap
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1995
GNo G0176818
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed0
Current1

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.4

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title / Program / Supervisor Type
2014 Masters A 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, The University of Newcastle
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

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

Office

Room SR264
Building Social Sciences
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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