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  • Position: Senior Lecturer - Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance
  • Qualifications: BCom (Hons) (Cant), Cert. Adult Teaching, Dip. Tertiary Teaching

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Areas of Expertise

  • Conceptual Change in Accounting
  • Developing Reflective Professionals
  • Student Perceptions and Learning Approaches of Accounting
  • Innovation in Accounting Practice
  • Social Permaculture and Alternative Economies
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Environmental Social and Governance Reporting of Financial Institutions

Profile

Nick McGuigan is a Senior Lecturer in accounting. Prior to joining Macquarie University, Nick taught accounting in the New Zealand tertiary sector for the past ten years. He is directly involved in applied research focussing on the enhancement of educational and training programmes of accountants. His research interests include the integration of graduate attributes within the accounting curriculum, student conceptions of and learning approaches towards accounting and innovative teaching practice. Such interests have led to the awarding of competitive research grant funding, including two recent Australian Federal Government Office of Learning and Teaching grant. He has published in international accounting and education journals, presented at numerous conferences and been invited to present to professional accounting and research bodies in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. Nick currently leads the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance,Accounting Education and Innovation Research Group. He has also published in the field of sustainable development and disclosures of financial institutions with particular emphasis on socially responsible lending practice of banking institutions.

Nick has taught in the areas of financial accounting, management accounting, applied research methods, introductory accounting and personal finance. He has received teaching excellence through being in the Top 10% of University Lecturers in the years 2005 - 2010 at his previous University. Nick received a Faculty of Business and Economics Dean's Excellence Award in 2012 and Macquarie University Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence 2013 for his contribution to the scholarship in learning and teaching and the use of research outcomes in the design of a reflective practice approach to learning in the Accounting Capstone. He has recently been appointed to serve on the American Accounting Association (AAA) Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section Nominations Committee and is Co-Chair of the Accounting Education Special Interest Group for Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand. He has been further invited to present on innovative teaching design, learning management systems and engaging first year university students. He has held visiting academic positions in England, Germany and New Zealand. His teaching interests include supervision of research students, financial accounting, accounting theory, corporate social responsibility and introductory accounting. He is currently the Unit Convener for ACCG 399: Accounting in Context. Nick is on editorial boards of a number of leading international journals, including an Associate Editor of Higher Education, Research and Development and Issues in Accounting Education and takes an active role in both educational and professional accounting associations including HERDSA, EARLI, DEANZ, AFAANZ, EAA and AAA.

Academic Honours/Distinctions

  • Associate Editor of the American Accounting Association (AAA) Issues in Accounting Education Journal.
  • Associate Editor of Journal of Higher Education and Research Development (HERD).
  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Accounting Education.
  • Editorial Board Member of Accounting Education: An International Journal.
  • Editorial Board Member of Global Perspectives on Accounting Education Journal.
  • Editorial Board Member of Education Research and Reviews.
  • Co-Chair of the AFAANZ Accounting Education Special Interest Group.
  • Co-Editor Special Issue of Accounting Forum Social and Environmental Accounting and Accountability.
  • Co-Editor of the AFAANZ Accounting Educators Professional Periodical. A Periodical dedicated to thought leadership and innovation in accounting education.
  • Co-Editor of the Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) Magazine. A magazine designed for professionals working in flexible, open and networked education committed to fostering growth, development, research and good practice in these areas. http://www.deanz.org.nz/home/index.php/deanz-magazine
  • Awarded the Australian Business Higher Education Round Table (B/HERT) Award for Outstanding Excellence in Collaboration Accounting Teaching 2014.
  • Awarded the Accounting Education/ IAAER Outstanding Reviewer Award 2011.
  • Member of the AAA Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Section Nominations Committee 2015-2016.
  • Member of the AAA Outstanding Accounting Educator Award Committee 2014-2016.
  • Awarded the Vice Chancellor's Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning 2015.
  • Awarded the Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence 2013.
  • Awarded the Faculty of Business and Economics Dean's Excellence Award 2012 for Contribution to the scholarship in learning and teaching and the use of research outcomes in the design of a reflective practice approach to learning in the Accounting Capstone.
  • Featured on the OLT Learning and Teaching Sustainability National website: http://sustainability.edu.au/material/profile/536/
  • National OLT ePortfolios in Business Curricula OLT project case study resource available here: http://portfoliosinaccounting.weebly.com
  • National OLT Capstone Research Project case study of Accounting in Context: http://www.capstonecurriculum.com.au/portfolio/case-study-accounting-and-corporate-governance-capstone-macquarie-university/gallery/case-studies/
  • Member of the Organising Committee for Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Accounting Education Symposium.
  • Member of the Scientific Technical Committee of the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference and Co-Chair of the Accounting Education Research Stream.
  • Member of the Scientific Technical Committee of the RMIT Accounting Educators Conference.
  • Nominated for an OLT National Teaching Excellence Award 2014.
  • Co-Chair of the Scientific/ Technical Committee of the 2009 8th Australasian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research.
  • Qualified permaculture designer and educator.

Education

  • Bachelor of Commerce (Honours): Accounting and Management (University of Canterbury)
  • Diploma in Tertiary Teaching: Education (Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology)
  • Certificate of Adult Teaching: Education (Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology)

Research grants

External Competitive Research Grants and Sponsorship

  • February 2015– Funding received from the German Government DAAD (German Academic Exchange Services) as part of a Euro 1M international research partnership. A project member of a joint collaboration with the University of Hamburg, Germany on Integrated Reporting and skill development. 
  • December 2013 - Project member for a CPA Australia Global Research Grant for the project entitled "Australia-China business in the Asian century:understanding business cultures, developing skills and establishing linkages with the Australian-Chinese business community through MOOCs". Grant amount $AU 25,000.
  • August 2013 - Project Leader for an Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (ICAA) grant for the project entitled "Investigation of the Skills and Capabilities Required for Professional Accountants to Effectively Engage in Integrated Reporting". Grant amount $ AU19,000
  • July 2013 - Project team member for an Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) Competitive Grant for "Realising the Potential: Assessing Professional Learning through the Integration of ePortfolios in Australian Business Education". Grant amount $AU 206,000. This research is a joint collaboration between Deakin University, Macquarie University and University of Southern Queensland. 
  • January 2013 - Project team member for a University of Canterbury Learning and Teaching grant entitled "Cash is King! Developing an intelligent tutoring system to enhance the delivery of cash flow statements in UC's introductory accounting programme". Grant amount $NZ 18,000. This research is a joint collaboration between College of Engineering, Business and Economics University of Canterbury (New Zealand) and Macquarie University.
  • July 2012 - Project team member for an Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) Strategic Project Competitive Grant for "Academic integrity in Australia - understanding and changing culture and practice". Grant amount $AU 227,000. This research is a joint collaboration between Macquarie University, the University of Sydney, the Australian Catholic University, and Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey (USA).
  • December 2011 - Project team member for an ICAA 2012 Research Grant entitled "Scaffolding the development of judgement skills in accounting programmes". Grant Amount $AU 10,000. This research is a joint collaboration between Macquarie University, University of Queensland, Charles Stuart University, Deakin University, University of Southern Queensland, Central Queensland University, Swinburne University of Technology.    
  • December 2011 - Project team member for an International Governance and Performance (IGAP) and CPA research grant entitled "Exploration of the Notion of Work Readiness". The aim of this study is to explore the concept of 'work ready' in both relevant and non-relevant degrees held by candidates in the professional examination programs of CPA Australia and ICAA. Grant amount $AU 4,156.
  • November 2009 - Sponsorship funds for 8th Australasian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CSEAR) received from Environment Canterbury. Sponsorship amount $NZ 6,000.
  • November 2008 - Project leader for an AKO Aotearoa (National Centre for Tertiary Teaching Excellence) Good Practice Publication Grant awarded.  This was written to publish the innovative practice of cell phone use within the traditional tertiary classroom. Grant amount $NZ 3,000.
  • July 2007 - Project team member for an eCDF (New Zealand government funded) grant to construct and evaluate an intelligent tutoring system (ITS) for an introductory accountancy course (software development). This was  undertaken under the Intelligent Computer Tutoring Group (ICTG), University of Canterbury. Grant amount $NZ 120,000.

Internal Competitive Research Grants

  • June 2014 - Project team member for a MQ PACE Development Grant awarded for the project entitled"Evaluation of Students and Industry Partners Experience in ACCG315 and BUS303". Grant amount $AU 14,978.65.
  • July 2013 - Project team member for a MQ PACE Development Grant awarded for the project entitled "Widening Opportunities of Participation for Accounting Students in the Community". Grant amount $AU 13,891. 
  • August 2012/2013 - Project team member for a MQ Innovation and Scholarship Programme (ISP) grant awarded for "Creating conceptual capacity in the accounting curriculum: Building an Intelligent Tutoring System to enhance the delivery of cash flow statement construction". Grant amount $AU 20,059.20.
  • August 2012/2013 - Project team member for a MQ Innovation and Scholarship Programme (ISP) grant awarded for "Innovative assessment: Integrating peer feedback, critical self-reflection, proactive formative assessment and graduate capabilities". Grant amount $AU 19,972.
  • April 2012/2013 - Project leader for a MQ Competitive Learning and Teaching grant for "Navigating Between Worlds: Exploring the Everyday Conceptions of Accounting to Enhance the Relevancy and Accessibility of the Introductory Accounting Curriculum". Grant amount $AU 9,039.80.
  • April 2012/2013 - Project Leader for a MQ Competitive Learning and Teaching grant submission for "Developing the Reflective Professional: Developing a Capacity to Reflect in Future Accounting Professionals". Grant amount $AU 9,219.65.
  • March 2012/2013 - Project member for a Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance TI Scheme. Engaging students in sustainable feedback aimed at developing student reflective capacity and self-regulated learning: Proactive formative assessment through innovative task design. Grant amount: $AU 10,000.
  • April 2011/2012 - Project leader for a Macquarie University internal competitive Emerging Technologies Grant "Using custom-built Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) to bring relevance to and improve engagement and participation of learners in introductory accounting at Macquarie University". Grant amount $AU 20,000.
  • May 2011 - Project team member for a FBE LEAD project entitled "Engaging Staff through Information Technology in a Time of Change". Grant amount $AU 4,000.

Visiting Academic Positions:

  • University of Hamburg, Germany
  • University of Rostock, Germany
  • Saarbrucken University, Germany
  • University of the West of England, England
  • University of South Australia, Australia
  • Victoria University, New Zealand

Grant Reports

  • McGuigan, N., Martinov-Bennie, N., Kern, T, and Luiza, K. (2015) Investigation of the skills and capabilities required for professional accountants to effectively engage in Integrated Reporting (<IR>). Final Report. Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), New South Wales.
  • Watty, K., Leitch, S., McGuigan, N., Kavanagh, M., Holt, D., Ngo, L., McKay, J., Davies, J. and McCormick, T. (2015). Realising the potential: Assessing professional learning through the integration of ePortfolios in Australian business education. Final Report. Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT), New South Wales.
  • Sin, S., Abedin, B., Leung, P. and McGuigan, N. (2015) Australian-Chinese Business in the Asian Century. Final Report. CPA Australia, Victoria.
  • Nayak, A., Richards, D., Homewood, J., Solomonides, I., McGuigan, N., White, F., Owens, C., Cameron, L., Vallance, R., and MacCabe, D. (2014). Academic integrity in Australia - understanding and changing culture and practice. Final Report. Office for Learning and Teaching (OLT), New South Wales.
  •  Kavanagh, M., McGuigan, N., McGrath, D., Muir, J., Rohde, F., and Tennant, B. (2014) Scaffolding the development of judgement skills in accounting programs. Final Report. Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), NSW.  
  • Kern, T., McGuigan, N., Mitrovic, A. and Sin, S. (2014). Creating conceptual capacity in the accounting curriculum: Building an Intelligent Tutoring System to enhance the delivery of cash flow statement construction. Innovation and Scholarship Programme, Macquarie University.
  • McGuigan, N., Kern, T., Mitrovic, T.and Sin, S. (2013). Using custom-built Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) to bring relevance to and improve engagement and participation of learners inintroductory accounting at Macquarie University. Macquarie University Emerging Technology fund.
  • Miller, B., Mitrovic, T., Kern, T., McGuigan, N. and Lord, B. (2013). Cash is King! Developing an intelligent tutoring system to enhance the teaching of cash flow statements inUC's introductory accounting programme. University of Canterbury Teaching Development Fund.

Consultancy:

  • Commissioned by the Australian Institute forInternal Auditors (IIA) to design and develop a reflective practice module.Ongoing facilitation and webinar presentation of this module within theircapstone unit.
  • Invited on an International Aid Project for Coastal Displacement within the Solomon Islands. This project aims to aid localcommunities in personal transformation through financial literacy education andaction.
  • Commissioned to design and facilitate workshops in the area of social permaculture and alternative economics for organisations such as Blue Mountains Permaculture Institute, Milkwood Permaculture, Good Life Permaculture and the One Passionfruit Project.
  • Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)

Current projects

Currently completing research focused on the social responsibility of Australasian banking institutions and responsible lending policy. Some recent work can be found here: http://nicholasmcguigan.cgpublisher.com/.

Some recent research projects include:

  • Threshold Concepts or Threshold Conceptions: Identifying major impediments to learning in elementary financial accounting. http://www.ee.ucl.ac.uk/~mflanaga/thresholds.html#m.  
  • Enhancing Case-based Learning in Intermediate and Advanced Financial Accounting through Asynchronous Discussion.
  • Creating Conceptual Capacity in the Accounting Curriculum through Intelligent Tutoring - a collaborative project with the Intelligent Tutoring Research Group, College of Engineering, University of Canterbury, New Zealand.
  • Developing the Reflective Professional.
  • Australasian Banking Corporations in the Economic Downturn: Have they Learnt Sustainable Lessons?
  • Measuring the Sustainable Investment Return: An investigation into current investor attitudes towards socially responsible and sustainable investment.

General research and supervision interests include the development of generic learning skills within accounting graduates, students' perceptions and learning approaches towards accounting, mobile learning technology and innovative teaching practice. Corporate social responsibility reporting of financial institutions, environmental management accounting and corporate collapse.

Publications

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  • McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (In Press) CreActive Accounting Education: Visioning Future-Oriented Accounting Programs through a Reflective Unlearning of Current Practice, Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice.
  • Holt, D., McGuigan, N., Kavanagh, M., Leitch, S., Ngo, L., Salzman, S., Watty, K. (In Press) Academic leaders' perspectives on adopting ePortfolios for developing and assessing professional capabilities in Australian business education, Australasian Journal of Educational Technology.
  • Simpson, G., Kern, T. and McGuigan, N. (In Press) The Global Financial Crisis: A Driver for More Responsible Mortgage Lending in New Zealand? International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability.
  • McGuigan, N., Sin, S. and Kern, T. (In Press) Sourcing Sustainable Finance in a Globally Competitive Market: An Instructional Case. Issues in Accounting Education. 
  • McGuigan, N. (2015) The Impact of Journal Rankings on Australasian Accounting Education Scholarship - A Personal View, Accounting Education: An International Journal, 24(3), p. 187-207.
  • Lorson,P., Kern, T. and McGuigan, N. (2014) Integrated Reporting: Ein Beitrag zurTransparenz und Richtungsfindung, Zeitschriftfur Corporate Governance, 14(3), p. 127-136.
  • McGuigan, N., Weil, S., Kern, T., and Hu, B. (2014) Group Process Skill Integration in Introductory Accounting: A Scaffolding Approach, International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 20(3), p. 43-69.
  • Kern, T., McGuigan, N., Mitrovic, A., Najar, A.and Sin, S. (2014) iCFS: Developing Intelligent Tutoring Capacity in the Accounting Curriculum, International Journal of Learning in Higher Education, 20(3), p. 91-103.
  • Sin, S., and McGuigan, N. (2013) Fit for Purpose: A framework for developing and assessing complex graduate attributes in a changing higher education environment. Accounting Education: An international Journal, 22(6), p. 522-543.
  • Weil, S., McGuigan, N., Kern, T., and Hu, B. (2013) Using Asynchronous Discussion Forums to Create Social Communities of Practice in Financial Accounting, Pacific Accounting Review. 25(1), p. 30-57. 
  • McGuigan, N., Mitrovic, T., Kern, T., and Sin, S. (2012) Transcending the Limits of Classrooms: Expanding Educational Horizons through Intelligent Tutoring, Asian Social Science Journal. 8(14), p. 37-48.
  • McGuigan, N., Weil, S., Kern, T. and Hu, B. (2012) Industry Perspective Workshop Programme: An Instructional Case Used to Integrate Transferable Skills in Introductory Accounting. Issues in Accounting Education. 27(1), p. 157-186.
  • McGuigan, N. and Weil, S. (2011) Addressing a 'Pre-conceptual Threshold': A transformation in student preconceptions of introductory accounting, Access: Critical Perspectives on Communication, Cultural and Policy Studies. 30(2), p. 15-33.
  • Weil, S., McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2011) The usage of an online discussion forum for the facilitation of case-based learning in an intermediate accounting course - A New Zealand Case, Journal of Open Learning, 26(3), p. 237 - 251.
  • Sin, S., McGuigan, N. and Chung, I. (2011) Staff Sentiment and Engagement: A Critical Consideration in a Time of Change, Special Issue 'Closing the loop', Asian Social Science Journal, 7(11), p. 81 -  92.
  • Kern, T. and McGuigan, N. (2010) Socially Responsible Lending in Times of Crisis: An Exploratory Study of Australasian Banking Practice, International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 6(4) p. 107-123.
  • McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2009) The Reflective Accountant: changing students' perceptions of traditional accounting through reflective educational practice, International Journal of Learning, 16(9) p. 49-68.
  • Mitrovic, A., Martin, B., Suraweera, P., Zakharov, K., Milik, N., Holland, J. and McGuigan, N. (2009) ASPIRE: an authoring system and deployment environment for constraint-based tutors, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, 19(2), p. 155-188, Special Issue: Authoring Systems for Intelligent Tutoring Systems. 
  • McGuigan, N. and Weil, S. (2008) The Use of StudyTXT as a form of mobile learning in an accounting decision making course, International Journal of Learning, 15(1) p. 281-300. 
  • McGuigan, N. and Macdonald, K. (2008) Engaging First Year Learners: Creating Learning Pathways via Relevance in an Accounting Decision-Making Course, International Journal of Learning, 15(2) p. 149-161. 
  • McGuigan, N. and Weil, S. (2007) An Integrated Case Study in Auditing: An Exercise in Experiential Learning, International Journal of Learning, 14(3) p. 151-160. 
  • McGuigan, N and Lord, B. R. (2006) Environmental Management Systems and Reporting: A New Zealand Case, International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 2(1) p. 129-138.

Refereed Journal Editorials

  • Marriott, P. and McGuigan, N. (Eds) (Forthcoming) Special Issue on Visual Tools and Imagery in Accounting Education, Accounting Education: An International Journal.
  • McGuigan, N. and Gee, M. (Eds) (Forthcoming) Special issue on Creativity and Innovation in Accounting Education, Accounting Research Journal.
  • McGuigan, N., Kern, T. and Lorson, P. (2015) Integrated Reporting and Integrated Thinking, Scholaris, 3(1), p. 7-9.
  • Van Staden, C., Kern, T., McGuigan, N., and Wild, S. (Eds) (2011) Social and Environmental Accounting and Accountability, Special Issue on Social and Environmental Accounting and Accountability Accounting Forum, 35(3), p. 127-129.

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Refereed Professional Journal Publications

  • McGuigan, N. & Kern, T. (2015) Accounting Futures: Fostering Creativity through 'Unlearning", AFAANZ Accounting Educator's Professional Periodical, 3(1), p. 1-4.
  • Perkiss, S. & McGuigan, N. (2015) Business Schools Produce Standardised Graduates Failing to Appreciate Innovation and Creativity, AFAANZ Accounting Educator's Professional Periodical, 3(1), p. 9-10
  • McGuigan, N., & Kern, T. (2014) Robbing Peter to Pay Paul, AFAANZ Accounting Educator's Professional Periodical, 3(1), p. 11-13.
  • Kern,T. & McGuigan, N. (2014) Creating an Intelligent Approach to Tutoring in Accounting, AFAANZ Accounting Educator's Professional Periodical, 2(1), p. 1-6.
  • McGuigan,N., & Kern, T. (2014) Opening Up: Creating a New Way in which to View Accounting Education, AFAANZ Accounting Educator's Professional Periodical, 2(1), p. 17-18.
  • McGuigan, N. (2013) AFAANZ SIG 5 Accounting Education, AFAANZ Accounting Educator's Professional Periodical, 1(2), p. 11-13.
  • McGuigan, N., Kern, T., Martinov-Bennie, N. and Weil, S. (2013) Integrated Reporting: Changing the Accounting Professional Landscape, AFAANZ Accounting Educator's Professional Periodical, 1(2), p. 6-7.
  • Watty, K., Leitch, S., Holt, D., Ngo, L.,Kavanagh, M. and McGuigan, N. (2013) A national investigation into assessing students' learning through ePortfolios in business education, AFAANZ Accounting Educator's Professional Periodical, 1(2), p. 9-10.
  • Sin, S. and McGuigan, N. (2013) Demands of the New Higher Education Regulatory Environment: Are Accounting Academics Ahead of the Game?, AFAANZ Accounting Educator's Professional Periodical, 1(1), p. 9-10.
  • McGuigan, N. (2013) Academic Integrity in Australia: Embedding an Ethos, AFAANZ Accounting Educator's Professional Periodical, 1(1), p. 26.
  • Simpson, G., Kern, T., and McGuigan, N. (2012) Holding Banks Accountable, Chartered Accountants' Journal, Vol 91 (1) p. 35-37.
  • McGuigan, N. and Larson, D. (2010) Counting the Benefits: An Accounting Student Perspective of Working Whilst Studying, Chartered Accountants' Journal, Vol 89 (1) p. 28-29.
  • Kern, T. and McGuigan, N. (2009) Banking Better? Have Australasian Banking Corporations Learnt Sustainable Lessons from the Economic Downturn?, Chartered Accountants' Journal, Vol 88 (9) p. 40-44.

Media Articles

Position Papers

  • McGuigan, N., and Leitch, S. (Forthcoming) Using ePortfolios to Illicit Creativity and an Opening of Curriculum Design, Business Education ePortfolio website http://www.buseport.com.au. An OLT funded research project. 

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  • Kern, T and McGuigan, N. (2014) New Zealand Case Study resource package for the delivery of Introductory Accounting for Atrill, McLaney and Weil. Accounting: An Introduction (NZ) (2nd Edition), Pearson Education: Australia.
  • Kern, T and McGuigan, N. (2014) Supplementary material package (PowerPoint slides, testgen package, questions and solution manuals) for Atrill, McLaney and Weil. Accounting: An Introduction (NZ) (2nd Edition), Pearson Education: Australia.

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  • McGuigan,N. and Kern, T. (2015) Developing a Creative Environment for Learning:Nurturing Reflective though Amongst Accountants. In Coleman, K. S. and Flood,A. (Eds) Capturing Creativity: The Link between Creativity and Teaching Creatively, illinois, USA: Common Ground PublishingLLC, p. 145-167
  • Sin, S. and McGuigan, N. (2014) Nine graduate capabilities, A highly diverse student body, A place to start. In Winchester-Seeto, T., Shoostovian, E. and Fredericks, V. (Eds) Our University, Our Future: Selected Research from Learning and Teaching Week 2013, Macquarie University, p. 8-12.
  • McGuigan,N. and Kern, T. (2013) A Road Towards Enhanced Corporate Governance: (Re)conceptualizing the Accounting Profession through an Integrated Educational Framework. In Hellman, A. (Ed.) Behavioral Accounting. New York: Nova Publishers, p. 85-96.
  • Kern,T. and McGuigan, N. (2013) Socially Responsible Lending in Times of Crisis: An Exploratory Study of Australasian Banking Practice. In  Westover, J.H. (Ed.) Socially Responsible and Sustainable Business around the Globe: The New Age of Corporate Social Responsibility, Common Ground Publishers, p. 370-388.
  • Weil, S. and McGuigan, N. (2010) Identifying threshold concepts in the bank reconciliation section of an introductory accounting course: creating an ontological shift for students, in Meyer, J.H.F., Land, R. and Ballie, C. (Eds) (2010). Threshold Concepts and Transformational Learning, Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense Publishers, p. 333-345. 
  • Suraweera, P., Mitrovic, A., Martin, B., Holland, J., Milik, N., Zakharov, K. and McGuigan, N. (2009) Using ontologies to author constraint-based intelligent tutoring systems, in Dicheva, D., Mizoguchi, R. and Greer, J. (Eds) Semantic Web Technologies for e-Learning, IOS Press: Amsterdam, p. 77-95.

Book Reviews

  • McGuigan, N. (2012) From Digital Natives to Digital Wisdom: Hopeful Essays for 21st Century Learning, The Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, 16(2), p.46-48.
  • Kern, T. and McGuigan, N. (2011) Corporate Responsibility, Accounting Forum, 35(3), p. 205-207.

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  • Watty, K., Kavanagh, M., Leitch, S., McGuigan, N., Holt, D., McKay, J., and Ngo, L. (Forthcoming) ePortfolios in Business Education: A National Study of ePortfolio Implementation 2013 to 2015. Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), New South Wales.
  • McGuigan, N., Martinov-Bennie, N., Kern, T, and Luiza, K. (Forthcoming) Uncovering the key capabilities required for accountants to effectively engage in Integrated Reporting (). IGAP Research Series, Macquarie University, New South Wales.

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Refereed Conference Proceedings Edited
  • Kern, T., McGuigan, N., Milne, M. J. and Ball, A. (Eds) (2009) 8th Australasian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research, 6-8 December, Christchurch, New Zealand.
Refereed Conference Proceedings 
  • Nayak, A., Richards, D., Saddiqui, S., Homewood, J., White, F., McGuigan,N. Taylor, M., Sureshkumar, P. (2013) Academic Integrity: Bottom Up, 6th Asia Pacific Conference on Educational Integrity, 2-4 October, Sydney, Australia.
  • Simpson, G., Kern, T. and McGuigan, N. (2011) The global financial crisis: a driver for more responsible lending in New Zealand?, 10th Australasian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research, 1-2 December 2011, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Australia.    
  • Simpson, G., Kern, T., McGuigan, N. (2011) Responsible Mortgage Lending in New Zealand: Some Evidence in the Light of the Global Credit Crisis. 8th Spanish Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research, 21-22 July 2011, Universidad de Burgos, Burgos, Spain.
  • Kern, T., McGuigan, N. and Weil, S. (2010) Nurturing the Social Construction of Knowledge in Advanced Financial Accounting: The use of Asynchronous Discussion Forums to Facilitate Case-based Learning, AFAANZ Conference 2010, 4-6 July, Christchurch, New Zealand. 
  • McGuigan, N., Weil, S. and Kern, T. (2010) Please Leave Your Cell Phones on: Exploring the use of Mobile Learning in an Introductory Decision Making Course, IADIS Mobile Learning 2010 Conference, 19-21 March, Melia Gaia Porto Hotel, Porto, Portugal. 
  • Kern, T. and McGuigan, N. (2009) Australasian Banking Corporations in the Economic Downturn: Have they Learnt Sustainable Lessons? 8th Australasian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research, 6-8 December, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Weil, S., McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2009) The usage of an online discussion forum for the facilitation of case-based learning in an intermediate accounting course, IADIS International Conference e-Learning, 17-20 June, Algarve, Portugal.
  • Mitrovic, A., McGuigan, N., Martin, B., Suraweera, P., Milik, N. and Holland, J. (2008) Authoring Constraint-based Tutors in ASPIRE: a Case Study of a Capital Investment Tutor, in Proceedings of the ED MEDIA 2008 - World Conference on Educational Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, 30 June-4 July, Vienna, Austria.
  • MacDonald, K. and McGuigan, N. (2008) Don't drop the ball! Implementing a team building approach to support learning in a first year decision-making course, in Proceedings of the Eleventh Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference, 30 June - 2 July, Hobart, Australia.   
  • McGuigan, N. and MacDonald, K. (2007) What turns you on? An action research approach to identifying first year student's perspectives on engagement, in Proceedings of the Tenth Pacific Rim First Year in Higher Education Conference, 4-6 July, Brisbane, Australia.   
  • McGuigan N. and Weil, S. (2007) An integrated case study in auditing: an exercise in experiential learning, in Meyers, N.M., Smith, B.N., Bingham, S.A. and Shimeld, S.F. (Eds) (2007), Proceedings of the Second Innovation in Accounting and Corporate Governance Education Conference, 31 January-2 February, Hobart, Australia.
Refereed Conference Presentations
  • Kavanagh, M., Muir, J., Baxter, P., McGuigan, N., McGrath, D. and Birt, J. (2015) How essential is it to ensure the learning of professional judgement skills in accounting programs?, 23 November 2015, RMIT Accounting Educator's Conference 2015, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Leitch, S., McGuigan, N. and Kavanagh, M. (2015) Putting the e in ePortfolios: is it as easy as getting the technology right?, 23 November 2015, RMIT Accounting Educator's Conference 2015, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Kern, T. and McGuigan, N. (2015) Relocalising value through transformative accountability, Local Lives, Global Matters Conference, 16-18 October 2015, Castlemaine, Victoria.
  • McGuigan, N. (2015) Aphenomenographic study of students' perceptions of learning accounting, Macquarie Learning and Teaching Conference 2015, 14-17 September 2015, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2015) Connecting the Student Experience through Visual Imagery, Macquarie Learning and Teaching Conference 2015, 14-17 September 2015, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2015) Developing Future-Oriented Education: Connecting Employability Skills and Learners through a Process of 'Unlearning', Macquarie Learning and Teaching Conference 2015, 14-17 September 2015, Macquarie University, Sydney. 
  • Holt, D., McGuigan, N., Kavanagh, M., Leitch,S., Ngo, L., Salzman, S. and Watty,K. (2015) Academic leaders' perspectives on adopting ePortfolios for developing and assessing professional capabilities in Australian business education, Macquarie Learning and Teaching Conference 2015, 14-17 September 2015, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Munir, R., McGuigan, N., Leung, P., Carter, L.,and Wang, Y. (2015) Graduate employability skills - Industry Partners and students' perception, Macquarie Learning and Teaching Conference 2015, 14-17 September 2015, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • Watty, K., Kavanagh, M., McGuigan, N., Leitch, S., Holt, D., Ngo, L. and McKay, J. (2015) Realising the potential:Assessing professional learning through the integration of ePortfolios in Australian business education, AAEEBL 2015 Annual Conference, 27-30 July 2015, Boston, U.S.A.
  • Watty, K., Kavanagh, M., McGuigan, N., Leitch,S., Holt, D., Ngo, L. and McKay, J. (2015) Realising the potential:Assessing professional learning through the integration of ePortfolios in Australian business education, HERDSA Conference 2015, 6-9 July 2015, Melbourne, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N. (2015) Developing an Accounting Education of the Future: Uncovering Technological Creativity througha Process of 'Unlearning', Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Accounting Education Symposium 2015, 4 July 2015, Hobart, Australia.
  • Marriott, P. and McGuigan, N. (2015) Exploring the Visual within Accounting: A Novel Approach to Technology,Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Accounting Education Symposium 2014, 4 July 2015, Hobart, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N. (2015) iResource -Innovative teaching, learning and assessment in accounting education: Engaging with digital technologies that enhance student learning, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Accounting Education Symposium 2014, 4 July 2015,Hobart, Australia.
  • Watty, K., Kavanagh, M., McGuigan, N., Leitch,S., Holt, D., Ngo, L. and McKay, J. (2015) Integrating ePortfolio's into the Accounting Curriculum, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Accounting Education Symposium 2015, 4 July 2015, Hobart, Australia.
  • Kern, T., and McGuigan, N. (2015) Integrating pattern design to the monetary and financial world, 12th Australasian Permaculture Convergence, 9-12 March 2015,Penguin, Tasmania, Australia.
  • Morrow, R., Kern, T., McGuigan, N. and Bastian, E. (2015) Integrating pattern design to the monetary and financial world, 12th Australasian Permaculture Convergence, 9-12 March 2015, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2014) Developing a Creative Environment for Learning: Nurturing Reflective thought amongst Accountants, RMIT Accounting Educators' Conference 2014, 24 November 2014, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Munir, R., McGuigan, N., Leung, P. and Kilgore, A. (2014) A Framework for Widening Participation Opportunities for Accounting Students in the Profession and Community, RMIT Accounting Educators' Conference 2014, 24 November 2014, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Watty, K., Leitch, S., McGuigan, N., Kavanagh, M., Holt, D., and Ngo, L. (2014) Realising the potential: Assessing professional learning through the integration of ePortfolios in Australian business education, RMIT Accounting Educators' Conference 2014, 24 November 2014, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Munir, R., Leung, P., McGuigan, N. and Kilgore, A. (2014) Widening Participation Opportunities for Accounting Students in the Community, Macquarie University Learning and Teaching Conference,22-25 September 2013, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Kern, T., McGuigan, N., Mitrovic, A., and Sin, S. (2014) iCFS: Creating Intelligent Cash Flow Tutoring, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference 2014, 6-8July 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Watty,K., Leitch, S., Holt, D., Ngo, L., Kavanagh, M. and McGuigan, N. (2014) Update on Assessing professional learning through the integration of ePortfolios in Australian business education, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Accounting Education Symposium 2014,5 July 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Sangster, A. and McGuigan, N. (2014) Future of Accounting Education Research and its Social Impact, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Accounting Education Symposium 2014, 5 July 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Kavanagh,M., Baxter, P., Birt, J., McGuigan, N., McGrath, D. and Muir, J. (2014) Integrating the teaching and learning of professional judgement skills in accounting courses, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Accounting Education Symposium 2014, 5 July 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Kavanagh,M., McGuigan, N. and McGrath, D. (2014) Accounting Education in an Ever Changing Environment, Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand Accounting Education Symposium 2014, 5 July 2014, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Kern, T., McGuigan, N., Mitrovic, A., and Sin, S. (2014) Intelligent Innovation: Creating Capacity for Individualised Learning in the Accounting Curriculum, European Accounting Association Annual Congress 2014, 21-23 May 2014, Talinn, Estonia.
  • Kavanagh, M., Baxter, P., Birt, J., McGuigan,N., McGrath, D. and Muir, J. (2014) Integrating the teaching and learning of professional judgement skills in accounting courses, British Accounting and Finance Association Accounting Education Symposium Annual Conference, 14-16 May 2014, University of the West of England, Bristol, England.
  •  McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2014) Developing a Sustainable Profession: An exploration of the necessary skills required for accounting professionals to effectively engage in Integrated Reporting, 10th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic & Social Sustainability, 22-24 January, The University of Split, Split, Croatia.
  • Kern,T, McGuigan, N., Mitrovic, A., Najar, A. and Sin, S. (2013) iCFS: Developing Intelligent Tutoring Capacity in the Accounting Curriculum, RMIT Accounting Educator's Conference 2013, 18 November 2013, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2013). Developing the Future Accounting Professional: Creating relevance in the capstone unit through contextual appreciation and reflective practice, Capstones:The Time is Now!, 29 October 2013, Griffith University, Brisbane,Australia.
  • Saddiqui, S., Nayak, A., Richards, D.,McGuigan, N., Homewood, J., Solomonides, I., Taylor, M., White, F., Owens, C.,Cameron, L., Vallance, R., McCabe, D. (2013) Academic integrity in Australia - understanding and changing culture and practice, 6th Asia Pacific Conference on Educational Integrity, 2-4October, Sydney, Australia.
  • Saddiqui, S., Nayak, A., Richards, D.,McGuigan, N., Homewood, J., Solomonides, I., Taylor, M., White, F., Owens, C.,Cameron, L., Vallance, R., McCabe, D. (2013) A bottom-up Approach to Academic Integrity via a Student (honour-code) Society, Macquarie University Learning and Teaching Conference, 16-18 September 2013, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Sin, S. and McGuigan, N. (2013) Fit for Purpose: A framework for developing and assessing complex graduate attributes in a changing higher education environment. Macquarie University Learning and Teaching Conference, 16-18 September 2013,Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Kern, T. and McGuigan, N. (2013) Thinking in Two-Dimensional: Using Prezi to reinvent the art of Lecture Presentation, Macquarie University Learning and Teaching Conference, 16-18 September 2013, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Kern, T., McGuigan, N., Mitrovic, T. and Sin, S. (2013)Transformational Learning: Personalising the undergraduate curriculum through intelligent tutoring, Macquarie University Learning and Teaching Conference, 16-18 September 2013,Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N., Kern, T., Mitrovic, T. and Sin, S. (2013) Creating Capacity for Individualised Learning: A Case of Intelligent Innovation, Macquarie University Learning and Teaching Conference, 16-18 September 2013, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2013) Employing Visualisation Techniques to address a 'Perceptual Threshold' in the Accounting Curriculum, Macquarie University Learning and Teaching Conference, 16-18 September 2013, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N., and Kern, T. (2013) Developing a New Perspective to Accounting Research through Engagement in a Social Context, Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA) at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, 3-7 August, Anaheim, California.
  • McGuigan, N., and Kern, T. (2013) Exploring the Visualization of Accounting: Expanding Student Conceptions of Accounting, Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA) at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, 3-7 August, Anaheim, California.
  • Kern, T., McGuigan, N., Mitrovic, T.and Sin, S. (2013) Providing Individualized Learning Support in Large Accounting Cohorts, Conference on Teaching and Learning in Accounting (CTLA) at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Accounting Association, 3-7 August, Anaheim, California.
  • McGuigan, N., Weil, S., Kern, T. and Hu, B. (2013) Group Process Skill Integration in Introductory Accounting: A Scaffolding Approach, 20th International Conference on Learning, 11-13 July, University of the Aegeanat Rhodes, Rhodes, Greece.
  • Kern, T., and McGuigan, N. (2013) Creating Conceptual Capacity in the Accounting Curriculum through the use of Intelligent Tutoring, 20th International Conference on Learning, 11-13 July, University of the Aegean at Rhodes, Rhodes, Greece.
  • McGuigan, N., and Kern, T. (2013) Exploring Learners Perceptions of the Visual in Accounting, 20th International Conference on Learning, 11-13 July, University of the Aegeanat Rhodes, Rhodes, Greece.
  • McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2013) A Road Towards Enhanced Corporate Governance: Re(conceptualizing) the Accounting Profession through an Integrated Educational Framework, AFAANZ Conference 2013, 7-9 July, Perth, Australia.
  • Sin, S., and McGuigan, N. (2013) A curriculum framework for developing and assessing complex graduate attributes in a changing accounting education environment, AFAANZ Conference 2013, 7-9 July, Perth, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N. (2013) Engaging Student Perspectives in Accounting Research through Medical Metaphor, AFAANZ Accounting Education Symposium 2013,6 July, Perth, Australia.
  • Kern, T., McGuigan, N., Sin, S.,Mitrovic, T. (2013) iCFS Creating Conceptual Capacity, AFAANZ Accounting Education Symposium 2013, 6 July, Perth,Australia.
  • Kavanagh, M., McGrath, D., Tempone, I.,McGuigan, N., Baxter, P, (2013) Scaffolding the Development of Judgement Skills in Accounting Programs, AFAANZ Accounting Education Symposium 2013, 6 July, Perth, Australia.
  • Kavanagh, M., and McGuigan, N., (2013) Embedding Threshold Learning Outcomes in the Accounting Curriculum, AFAANZ Accounting Education Symposium 2013,6 July, Perth, Australia.
  • Miller, B., Kern, T., McGuigan, N.,Mitrovic, T, and Lord, B., (2013) iCFS: Design and Development of an Intelligent Tutoring System that assists in the delivery of Introductory Accounting, UC Teaching Week 2013,10-14 June, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Miller, B., Mitrovic, T., Kern, T., McGuigan, N.and Lord, B. (2013) Enhancing the Introductory Accounting Programme through Intelligent Tutoring, UC Teaching Week, University of Canterbury, 13 June 2013, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • Kern,T., McGuigan, N., Sin, S. and Mitrovic, T. (2013) Creating Conceptual Capacity in Accounting through Intelligent Tutoring, ISP Project Seminar, Macquarie Learning and Technology Research Cluster, 29 May 2013, Macquarie University.
  • Nayak,A., McCabe, D., Richards, D., Homewood, J., McGuigan, N., Solomonides, I.,White, F., Owens, C., Cameron, L., Vallance, R. (2013) Project update presentation for Academic Integrity in Australia  Understanding and Changing Culture & Practice, Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT), Australian Federal Government, 24 April,Canberra, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N. and Weil, S. (2013) Exposing Student Preconceptions of Accounting in Introductory Accounting: Overcoming a Conceptual Threshold Barrier, Accounting Research: Diversity within Unity, Frankfurt, Germany, 14-16 February 2013.
  • McGuigan, N., Mitrovic, T., Kern, T., and Sin, S. (2012) Transcending the Accounting Classroom through Intelligent Tutoring Systems. 3rd RMIT Accounting Educator's Conference, 19 November 2012, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Sin, S., Kalotay, E. and McGuigan, N. (2012) A curriculum resource for developing and assessing complex graduate attributes for sharing in a trying time in accounting education. 3rd RMIT Accounting Educator's Conference, 19 November 2012, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N., Sin, S., Kern, T., and Mitrovic, A. (2012) Developing custom-built Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) to bring relevance to an improve engagement and participation of learners in introductory accounting, Macquarie University Learning and Teaching - 'Quality in Teaching', 19 September 2012, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Simpson, G., Kern, T., and McGuigan, N. (2012) The global financial crisis: a driver for more responsible mortgage lending in New Zealand?, 2nd RMIT Sustainability Conference, 28 May 2012, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.  
  • McGuigan, N., Mitrovic, T., Kern, T. and Sin, S. (2011) Using custom-built Intelligent Tutoring Systems (ITSs) to bring relevance to and improve engagement and participation of learners in introductory accounting, 2nd RMIT Accounting Educators Conference, 14 November 2011, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.        
  • Sin, S., McGuigan, N. and Chung, I. (2011) Staff Engagement: A Critical Link Between Policy Enactment and Policy Implementation, 2nd RMIT Accounting Educators Conference, 14 November 2011, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Sin, S., McGuigan, N. and Chung, I. (2011) Staff sentiment and engagement: a critical consideration in a time of change, Learning and Teaching Conference, 12-14 September 2011, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N., Kern, T., Weil, S. and Hu, B. (2011) Group Process Skill Integration in Introductory Accounting: A Scaffolding Approach, Accounting Education Symposium, AFAANZ Education Symposium, 2 July, Darwin, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N. and Weil, S. (2011) Student Preconceptions of Introductory Accounting: Galloping Over the Biggest Threshold of them all!, Critical Accounting Stream of the 7th International Critical Management Studies Conference, 11-13 July 2011, University of Naples, Naples, Italy.
  • McGuigan, N., Weil, S., Hu, B. and Kern, T. (2011) Student Perspectives on the Development of Group Process Skills in Introductory Accounting, Global Accounting, Finance and Economics Conference, 14-15 February 2011, Melbourne, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2010) Leaping over the Perceptual Threshold Barrier in Traditional Accounting Courses: Embracing Sustainable Assessment and Learning Design, ATN Assessment Conference, 18 - 19 November, University of Technology Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N. and Weil, S. (2010) Student Preconceptions of Introductory Accounting: Galloping Over the Biggest Threshold of Them All. The RMIT Accounting Educators' Conference 2010, 15 November, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Kern, T. and McGuigan, N. (2010) Developing a Reflective Practitioner - Engaging Introductory Accounting Students through the use of Reflective Journaling, The RMIT Accounting Educators Conference 2010, 15 November, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Larsen, D. and McGuigan, N. (2010) Counting the Benefits: An accounting student perspective of working whilst studying, AFAANZ Education Symposium 2010, 3 July, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • McGuigan, N., and Weil, S. (2010) Student Preconceptions of Introductory Accounting: Galloping Over the Biggest Threshold of them all!, Third Biennial Threshold Symposium, 1-2 July, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
  • Weil, S. and McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2010) Creating a Community of Practice in Intermediate Accounting: The Use of Asynchronous Discussion Forums to Facilitate Case-Based Learning, Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) Conference 2010, 25-28 April, Te Papa Tongarewa, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Kern, T. and McGuigan, N. (2010) Responsible Lending Practice in Australasian Banking Corporations: Has Recent Economic Conditions Delivered Socially Sustainable Lessons (Virtual presentation), Conference of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability 2010, 5-7 January, University of Cuenca, Ecuador.
  • McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2009) Reinvigorating the Bean-Counter: changing students' perceptions through reflective educational practice in an introductory accounting course, Sixteenth International Conference on Learning, 1-4 July, Barcelona, Spain.
  • McGuigan, N. and Macdonald, K. (2008) Engaging First Year Learners: Creating Learning Pathways via Relevance in an Accounting Decision-Making Course, Fifteenth International Conference on Learning, 3-6 June, Chicago, United States of America.
  • McGuigan, N. and Weil, S. (2008) The Use of StudyTXT as a form of mobile learning in an accounting decision making course, Fifteenth International Conference on Learning, 3-6 June, Chicago, United States of America.
  • Weil, S. and McGuigan, N. (2008) Identifying Threshold Concepts in the Bank Reconciliation Section of an Introductory Accounting Course, Second Biennial Threshold Symposium, 18-20 June, Ontario, Canada.
  • McGuigan, N. and Weil, S. (2007) The Use of StudyTXT as a form of mobile learning in an accounting decision making course. International Symposium of e-learning 2007. 9-11 December, Melbourne, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N. and Weil, S. (2007) An Integrated Case Study in Auditing: An Exercise in Experiential Learning, (Virtual presentation) Fourteenth International Conference on Learning, 26-29 June, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • McGuigan, N. (2006) Financial Auditing: An Experiential Experience. Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Educational Symposium, 1 July, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • McGuigan, N. and Lord, B. (2006) Environmental Management Systems and Reporting: A New Zealand Case. The Second International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 9-12 January, Hanoi, Vietnam.
Invited Presentations
  • McGuigan, N. (Forthcoming) Uncovering Everyday Worlds: Exploring Variation in the way Students Perceive Accounting, University of Queensland research seminar series 2016, 7 October 2016, Brisbane, Queensland.
  • Ngo, L., Leitch, S., and McGuigan, N. (Forthcoming) Transforming students through ePortfolio assessment, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA) Transforming Assessment webinar series 2016, 5 October 2016. 
  • McGuigan, N., Martinov-Bennie, N., Kern, T., and Luiza, K. (2016) Investigation of the skills and capabilities required for professional accountants to effectively engage in Integrated Reporting (<IR>), Professor Dr. Carl-Christian Freidank, Universitat Hamburg Lehrstuhl fur Revisions- und Treuhandwesen, Chair of Auditing Research Seminar Series, February 2016, Hamburg, Germany.
  • McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2016) Integrated Reporting and Integrating Thinking: Looking at Accounting for the 21st Century, Professor Dr. Carl-Christian Freidank, Universitat Hamburg Lehrstuhl ur Revisions- und Treuhandwesen, Chair of Auditing Research Seminar Series, February 2016, Hamburg, Germany.
  • McGuigan, N., Martinov-Bennie, N., Kern, T., and Luiza, K. (2016) Investigation of the skills and capabilities required for professional accountants to effectively engage in Integrated Reporting (<IR>), Associate Professor Christopher Hossfeld, ESCP (Ecole Superieure de Commerce) Europe, Department of Financial Reporting and Audit Research Seminar Series, January 2016, Paris, France.
  • McGuigan, N., and Kern, T. (2016) Integrated Reporting and Integrating Thinking: Looking at Accounting for the 21st Century, Associate Professor Christopher Hossfeld, ESCP (Ecole Superieure de Commerce) Europe, Department of Financial Reporting and Audit Research Seminar Series, January 2016, Paris, France.
  • McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2015. Integrated Reporting and Integrated Thinking: Transitioning to a Systems-Design Focused Profession, Professor Dr. Andree Elsner, FOM Hochschule fur Oekonomie & Management (FOM University of Applied Sciences), 18 December 2015, Hamburg, Germany.
  • McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2015) Integrated Reporting: Transitioning to Holistic Systems-Design, Professor Dr. Gunther Meeh-Bunse, Hochschule Osnabruck, 8 December 2015, Lingen, Germany.
  • Kern, T. and McGuigan, N. (2015) Money and the Economic Monoculture: Why we Need to Shift to Holistic Decision-Making, Professor Dr. Gunther Meeh-Bunse, Hochschule Osnabruck, 8 December 2015, Lingen, Germany.
  • McGuigan, N. (2015) Future Work Skills in Accounting: Connecting Creativity and Innovation, 24 November 2015, Victorian Commerce Teachers Association (VCTA) Conference 2015, Melbourne, Australia.   
  • McGuigan, N. (2015) (Re)wiring the Electrical Network: Connecting Creativity and Innovation through 'Unlearning', 23 November 2015, RMIT Accounting Educator's Conference 2015, Melbourne, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N. (2015) Visioning a Student Connection to Learning: Visual Tools and Imagery in Business Curricula, 7 November 2015, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N. (2015) Current Trends and Practice in Accounting Education, 7 November 2015, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N. (2015) Personalising Learning in a Mass Higher Education Environment, 7 November 2015, University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia.
  • Kern, T. and McGuigan, N. (2015) Panel Discussion on Money, Local Lives, Global Matters Conference, 16-18 October 2015, Castlemaine, Victoria.
  • McGuigan, N. (2015) Visioning a Future Business Education: Connecting Creativity and Innovation through 'Unlearning', Scholarly Conversations on Learning and Teaching, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.
  • Kern, T. and McGuigan, N. (2015) Social Permaculture – Relocalising our Economy, The Social Appreciation Society, 24 June 2015, Macquarie University, Australia.
  • Kern, T. and McGuigan, N. (2015). Alternative Economics: An Integration of Permaculture Design. 2 May 2015, Milkwood Permaculture Design Course, Otsford, NSW, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N. (2015).Using ePortfolios to Capture and Showcase Graduate Capabilities, 27 March 2015,Business Higher Education Round Table(BHERT) ePortfolio Professional Forum, Sydney, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N. (2015).Developing Creative Accountants: An Opening up of the Accounting Curriculumthrough Visual and Reflective Exploration, 20 March 2015, Deakin University Research Seminar Series, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Kern, T. and McGuigan,N. (2015). Personalising Business Education through Intelligent Tutoring, 19February 2015, Swinburne University ofTechnology Research Seminar Series, Melbourne, Australia. 
  • McGuigan, N. (2015). Capstone Units a Foundation forCreativity and Design. 17-18 February 2015, MonashUniversity Faculty of Business and Economics Capstone Residential Workshop,Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N. (2015). Developing Business Leaders through Inquiry-based Education. 6 February 2014, Third CFO Forum, Macquarie Graduate School of Management, Sydney, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2014). Developing Creative Accountants: An Opening up of the Accounting Curriculum through Visual and Reflective Exploration. Victoria University Research Seminar Series 2014, 18 December 2014, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • Munir, R., McGuigan, N., Leung, P. and Kilgore, A. (2014). A Framework for Widening Participation Opportunities for Accounting Students in the Profession and Community, Victoria University Research Seminar Series 2014, 18 December 2014, Wellington, New Zealand.
  • McGuigan, N. (2014). Engaging Accounting Students: Engineering Business Curricula through Creative Design, TAFE NSW Learning and Teaching Professional Development Workshops, Sydney, Australia
  • McGuigan, N. and Leitch, S. (2014). Assessing Professional Learning through ePortfolio Integration: An Australian Business Perspective, Faculty of Business Workshop, 28 November 2014, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N. (2014). Panel Discussion: Predicting the Future of Accounting and Professional Skills. 25 November 2014, Second CFO Forum, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia.
  • Kern, T., and McGuigan, N. (2014). Alternative Economics: An Integration of Permaculture Design. Milkwood Permaculture Design Course, Kangaroo Valley, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N. (2014). Accounting Capstone Case Study. Realising the potential: Assessingprofessional learning through the integration of ePortfolios in Australianbusiness education. National Program Leaders' Forum, 22 September 2014,Melbourne, Australia.
  • David E. Stout (Youngstown State University, USA), Donald E. Wygal (Rider University, USA), Timothy J. Fogarty (Case Western Reserve University, USA), Karen W.Braun (Case Western Reserve University, USA), Susan M. Curtis (University of Illinois, —Urbana-Champaign, USA), Nicholas McGuigan (Macquarie University, Australia). (Forthcoming). Discussion Panel:Strategies for Turning Teaching Efforts into Publications, 2-6 August 2014, American Accounting Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, USA.
  • McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2014). Contextual Appreciation and Integration: (Re)connecting Accounting to the Self through Visual and Reflective Exploration, 23 July 2014, Department of Accounting, Economics and Finance Research Seminar Series, Lincoln University, Canterbury, New Zealand.
  • McGuigan, N. (2014). Innovation in Accounting Education Programmes, 4 July 2014, Chairsof Accounting and Finance Forum (CAFF), Auckland, New Zealand.
  • McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2014) Promoting Student Engagement and Motivation: (Re)connecting Accounting to the self through visual and reflective exploration, 23 April 2014, Department of Accounting and Information Systems Research Seminar Series, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand.
  • McGuigan,N. and Kern, T. (2014) (Re)connecting to Accounting through the Everyday: Enhancing Student Engagement and Motivation in Tertiary Accounting Programmes, 9 April 2014, Research Colloquium: Student Motivation, Engagement and Connectedness,Liverpool Education and Training Centre, Sydney, Australia.
  •  Kern, T. and McGuigan, N. (2014) Integrated Reporting requires Integrated Thinking: An Australian Case Perspective, 28 January 2014, German Institute of Banking Regulation and Supervision, Rostock, Germany.
  • McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2014) The Future of Accounting Education in Australia: Creating an Integrated Focus.University of Rostock, 8 January 2014, Chairof Accounting and Controlling Research Seminar Series, Rostock, Germany.
  • McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2013) Developing the Reflective Professional, ICAA Accounting Frontiers Forum: Accounting Education Innovation, 11 December 2013, ICAA, Sydney, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N. and Weil, S. (2013)  Exploring Threshold Conceptual Barriers in Introductory Accounting: Expanding Learner Conceptions Beyond the Academic.Presentation at the Transforming Disciplines: Emergent Learning and Threshold Concepts Conference, 18 - 20 November 2013, University of Waikato, New Zealand.
  • McGuigan,N. and Weil, S. (2013) An integrated case study in auditing: an exercise in experiential learning, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA) Academic Audit Forum, 8 October 2013, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Kern, T., McGuigan, N., Sin, S. and Mitrovic, T. (2013) Creating Conceptual Capacity in Accounting through Intelligent Tutoring, ISP Project Seminar, Macquarie Learning and Technology Research Cluster, 29 May 2013, Macquarie University.
  • McGuigan, N. (2012) Integrated Reporting: Accounting for the 21st Century? Department of Accounting and Finance Research Seminar Series, 28 November 2012, Bristol Business School, University of the West of England, Bristol, United Kingdom.
  • Evans, E., Wright, S. and McGuigan, N. (2012) Sharing the preparation of future business professionals: Universities, professional bodies and employers, ICAA/MQ Academic Series Presentation, 11 October 2012, ICAA, Sydney Australia.
  • McGuigan, N., Kern, T. and Weil, S (2010) Creating a Community of Practice in Intermediate Accounting: The Use of Asynchronous Discussion Forums to Facilitate Case-Based Learning, Lincoln University, 2nd June.
  • Kern, T. and McGuigan, N. (2009) Australasian Banking Corporations in the Economic Downturn: Have they learnt Sustainable Lessons?, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants Sustainability Special Interest Group, 7th December. 
  • McGuigan, N. (2008) Please turn your cell-phone on in class..., Lincoln University, 16th October.
Refereed Conference Poster Presentations
  • McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2015) Ensuring Sustainability as a Core Function in the Accounting Curriculum, Macquarie Learning and Teaching Conference 2015, 14-17 September 2015, Macquarie University, Sydney.
  • McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2013) An Educational Coming of Age: Using Playdough to Induce Creativity in Accountants, Macquarie University Learning and Teaching Conference, 16-18 September 2013, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • McGuigan, N. and Kern, T. (2013) Transcending Disciplinary Boundaries:Using Medical Research to Stimulate an Accountant's Social Conscious in a Capstone Unit, Macquarie University Learning and Teaching Conference, 16-18 September 2013, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Kern, T., McGuigan, N., Sin, S., and Mitrovic, A. (2012) Creating Conceptual Capacity through Intelligent Tutoring, Macquarie University Learning and Teaching - 'Innovation and Scholarship Programme', 19 September 2012, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
  • Sin, S., McGuigan, N., Chen, D., and Harvey, M. (2012) Innovative assessment: Integrating peer feedback, critical self-reflection, proactive formative assessment and graduate capabilities, Macquarie University Learning and Teaching - 'Innovation and Scholarship Programme', 19 September 2012, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.

Professional Membership

  • Member of: American Accounting Association (AAA), Sarasota, FL United States of America
  • Member of: European Accounting Association (EAA), Brussels Belgium
  • Member of: Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ), Carlton VIC Australia
  • Member of: International Association for Accounting Education and Research (IAAER), Chicago, IL United States of America
  • Member of: Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research (CESAR), St Andrews Scotland
  • Member of: European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI), Leuven Belgium
  • Provisional Member of: New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants (NZICA), Wellington New Zealand
  • Member of: Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (HERDSA), Sydney Australia
  • Member of: Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ), Christchurch New Zealand

Affiliations / activities

Internal Appointments

  • Department Learning and Teaching Coordinator, since 2015.
  • Deputy Head of Department, since 2014.
  • Chair of the Accounting Education and Innovation Research Group, since 2012.
  • Member of Academic Senate, since 2013.
  • Member of Academic Senate Learning and Teaching Committee, since 2014.
  • Member of the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance Management Committee, since 2013.
  • Member of the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance Quality Assurance Committee, since 2012.
  • Member of the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance Engagement Committee, since 2011 - 2013.
  • Member of the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance Learning and Teaching Committee, 2011 - 2012.

Community engagement

External Appointments

  • Member of the Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) Executive Committee, since 2006.
  • Treasurer for the Distance Education Association of New Zealand, 2006 - 2010.

Editorial Appointments

  • Associate Editor and Editorial Board Member of the American Accounting Association (AAA) Issues in Accounting Education Journal, 2013-2015. 
  • Associate Editor of Journal of Higher Education and Research Development, since 2010.
  • Editorial Board Member of Journal of Accounting Education: An International Journal, since 2013.
  • Editorial Board Member of Accounting Education: An International Journal, since 2012.
  • Editorial Board Member of the Global Perspectives on Accounting Education Journal, since 2012.
  • Editorial Board Member of Education Research and Reviews, since 2012.
  • Co-Editor of the Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) Magazine, since 2008. 
  • Co-Editor Special Issue of Accounting Forum - Social and Environmental Accounting and Accountability.

Conference Scientific Technical Committee and Organisation

  • Member of the Organising Committee for AFAANZ Accounting Education Symposium, since 2012.
  • Member of the Scientific Technical Committee of the AFAANZ Conference and Co-Chair of the Accounting Education Stream, since 2012.
  • Member of the Scientific Technical Committee of the RMIT Accounting Educators Conference, since 2011.
  • Co-Chair of the Scientific Technical Committee of the 2009 8th Australasian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research.

Reviewer Contribution

  • Undertaken reviews and chaired sessions for the following international journals and conferences: Issues in Accounting Education, Accounting Education: An International Journal, Accounting Forum, Pacific Accounting Review, Global Perspectives on Accounting Education, International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Higher Education, Research and Development Journal, International Journal of Learning, AFAANZ Conference 2010, 8th Australasian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research, 9th Australasian Conference on Social and Environmental Accounting Research, Distance Education Association of New Zealand (DEANZ) Conference 2010ATN Assessment Conference 2010. Concurrently acts as a reviewer for John Wiley and Sons, Cengage Education and Pearson Education.

Student information

  • Load: PhD Student Part Time
  • Principal supervisor:

    Emerita Professor Ursula Lucas

  • Date of submission: 01/12/2015
  • Thesis title: Students Conceptions of Accounting: Identifying the varying ways students perceive accounting within an everyday context

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  • Daniel Larsen - Honours dissertation, The effects of paid part-time employment on the academic performance of accounting students: A local study of university students. Awarded an A grade. Submission of dissertation to Lincoln University library, media article published in Landform magazine, professional journal article published in the Chartered Accountant Journal and conference presentation at AFAANZ Conference 2010.