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The School of Commerce forms part of the UniSA Business School and incorporates the disciplines of Accounting, Economics, Finance and Property.

We offer undergraduate majors in Accounting, Finance, Economics and Property, as well as postgraduate degrees in Accounting and Finance. Our programs are designed in consultation with our network of industry and professional partners, and are accredited by peak industry bodies including the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), CPA Australia, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and the Australian Property Institute (API).

Our programs are recognised by the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute and are listed on the Australian Securities and Investment Commission’s Financial Planning Training Register.



Property Mentor Program

Contribute to the development of future colleagues entering the property sector. Refine your management skills, network and share your experience.


Creating Dynamic Economies

Researchers at the School of Commerce are interested in areas including trade, market efficiency and monetary policy, water governance and policy, environmental finance and sustainability accounting.


Academic staff

NamePositionArea of expertise
Professor Lin Crase Head of School: Commerce Economics
Dr Rajabrata Banerjee Teaching and Learning Director: Accounting and International Business Economics
Dr Ron Donato Teaching and Learning Director: Economics, Finance and Property Economics
Dr Tony Cavoli Postgraduate Program Director: Commerce Economics
Mr Stan Astachnowicz Program Director: Bachelor of Business Accounting
Dr Gerard Stone Program Director: Bachelor of Commerce Accounting
Professor Henning Bjornlund Research Professor in Water Policy & Management Economics
Professor Jeff Connor Professor Economics
Professor Robert Elliott Research Professor Finance
Professor Christine Helliar Professor Accounting
Professor Chandra Krishnamurti Professor Finance
Professor David Parker Professor Property
Professor Martin Shanahan Professor Economics
Professor Carol Tilt Professor Accounting
Associate Professor Sumit Lodhia Associate Professor Accounting
Associate Professor John Medlin Associate Dean: Online Education Accounting
Associate Professor John Pisaniello Associate Research Professor Accounting, Law, Engineering
Associate Professor Vikash Ramiah Associate Professor Finance
Associate Professor Glen Lehman Senior Research Fellow Accounting
Dr Bethany Cooper Senior Research Fellow Economics
Dr Hao Zhou Research Fellow Finance
Dr Reza Bradrania Senior Lecturer Finance
Mr Scott Copeland Senior Lecturer Accounting
Dr Kesten Green Senior Lecturer Economics
Dr Kartick Gupta Senior Lecturer Finance
Mr Chris Kandunias Senior Lecturer Accounting
Dr Mei Lim Senior Lecturer Accounting
Dr Braam Lowies Senior Lecturer Property
Dr Zen Lu Senior Lecturer Economics
Ms Sue McGowan Senior Lecturer Accounting
Dr Ilke Onur Senior Lecturer Economics
Dr Wei Qian Senior Lecturer Accounting
Mr Peter Rossini Senior Lecturer Property
Dr Joanne Tingey-Holyoak Senior Lecturer Accounting
Dr Basil Tucker Senior Lecturer Accounting
Dr Numan Ülkü Senior Lecturer Finance
Dr John Wilson Senior Lecturer Economics
Dr Lei Xu Senior Lecturer Finance
Dr Vandana Arya Lecturer Economics
Mr Philip Beaton Lecturer Property
Dr Susan Briggs Lecturer Accounting
Dr Amanda Carter Lecturer Accounting
Dr Hyunbum Cho Lecturer Property
Miss Shiao-Lan Chou Lecturer Finance
Dr Katherine Christ Lecturer Accounting
Dr John Christie Lecturer Finance
Mr Phil Johnson Lecturer Accounting
Dr Mansoor Khan Lecturer Accounting
Dr Sanjaya Kuruppu Lecturer Accounting
Dr Will Mackay Lecturer Accounting
Mr Ron McIver Lecturer Finance
Dr Priyantha Mudalige Lecturer Finance
Mrs Heather Prider Lecturer Accounting
Dr Kathy Rao Lecturer Accounting
Mr Jeffrey Smith Lecturer Finance
Dr Elvia Sunityo-Shauki Lecturer Accounting
Dr Damien Wallace Lecturer Finance
Dr Rob Whait Lecturer Accounting
Dr Gordon Yuan Lecturer Finance
Professor Petko Kalev Adjunct Professor Finance

Research students

NamePositionArea of expertise
Clifford Afoakwah PhD Research Student Applied Economics
Laith Almaqableh Phd Research Student Finance
I Gusti Ary Suryawathy PhD Research Student Business and Management
Ammar Asbi PhD Research Student Finance
Luisa De Campos PhD Research Student Business and Management
Dinithi Dissanayake PhD Research Student Accounting
Tracey Dodd PhD Research Student Accounting
Subodh Dubey PhD Research Student Applied Economics
Nida Farman PhD Research Student International Business
Vaibhav Gupta PhD Research Student International Business
David Hatswell Masters by Research Student International Business
Yu He PhD Research Student Finance
Laura Hodgson PhD Research Student Applied Economics
Chris Kandunias PhD Research Student Accounting
Rahfiani Khairurizka PhD Research Student Accounting
Abdul Khan PhD Research Student Business and Management
Muhammad Khondaker PhD Research Student Accounting
Michael Kroehn PhD Research Student Applied Economics
Ana Manero Ruiz PhD Research Student Applied Economics
Admasu Maruta PhD Research Student Applied Economics
Fiona McKenzie PhD Research Student Applied Economics
Shane Middleton Masters by Research Student Accounting
Nisreen Moosa PhD Research Student Finance
Christine Mpundu-Kaambwa PhD Research Student Applied Economics
Frank Nyamrunda PhD Research Student Business and Management
Mitali Panchal PhD Research Student Accounting
Jessica Porter PhD Research Student Business and Management
James Ramsay Masters by Research Student Accounting
Jason Scally PhD Research Student Finance
Safia Sultana Masters by Research Student Finance
Tri Tran PhD Research Student Applied Economics
Christa Viljoen PhD Research Student Business and Management
Julie Warnes PhD Research Student Business and Management
Shane Wise Masters by Research Student Accounting
Minhua Yang PhD Research Student Finance
James Young PhD Research Student Business and Management
Xi Yu PhD Research Student Finance
Zhihui Zhang PhD Research Student Finance
Hao Zhou PhD Research Student Finance
Ping Zhu PhD Research Student Accounting

Professional staff

Julie Warnes School Manager
Ashleigh Campbell Academic Support Officer: Materials
Dani Crawley Academic Support Officer: Undergraduate
Megan Durand Academic Support Officer: Academic Integrity
Peter Edwards School Office
Vanessa Eley Team Leader: Postgraduate and Research
Rebecca Graves Academic Support Officer: Academic Integrity
Kimberlie Hancock Academic Support Officer: Postgraduate
Lisa Laws Team Leader: Undergraduate
Jon Lontos Academic Support Officer: Research
Sian Maloney Academic Support Officer: Research
Kelly McFarlane Academic Support Officer: Undergraduate
Doreen Michalski Executive Team Support
Kathryn Pickering Project Officer
Neville Rankine Accountant
Holly Smith Senior Academic Support Officer: Undergraduate