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Verity Greenwood

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  • Title: Doctor
  • Position: Lecturer - Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance
  • Unit Name:
    • BUSL250 (Business Law) undergraduate
    • ACCG877 (Emerging Issues in Financial Crime)
    • ACCG878 (Fraud Detection, Investigative Techniques)
  • Qualifications: PhD, Bachelor of Law (LLB), Bachelor Of Arts (Honours 1), Bachelor of Arts with double major Human Geography and Resource and Environmental Management, Certificate in Foundations in Learning and Teaching, Completing Master of Higher Education (specialization Leadership and Management)

Contact Details

Areas of Expertise

  • Financial Crime and Governance
  • Health Geography
  • Corporate Governance

Research

  • V.A. Greenwood 'Younger Veterans and the Effect of the Transition Experience in Health and Resilience'.
  • V.A.Greenwood 'Response of Health and Social Resources to Tourism Induced Migration: A Research Agenda'.
  • V.A. Greenwood 'The Barometer – Results of Health Resilience Survey'.
  • V.A. Greenwood ' Chinese 'Hot Money' Junkets and the Macau Shadow Economy'

Profile

Verity Greenwood is a research-active academic in the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance. Her major research interest is in the area of corporate governance, particularly on the rights and equitable treatment of stakeholders, the duty of disclosure and transparency and the equitable allocation of resources. This interest has emanated ongoing research in three particular areas, fraud risk management, health geography and tourism.

Verity's PhD and BA Honours theses research is based in the Human Geography discipline with a particular focus on corporate governance. Her PhD thesis topic is 'Place, Health and Resilience: Widowhood and the Mediating Role of Therapeutic Landscapes'. The thesis is based on corporate governance and the set of processes, customs, policies, laws, and organisations affecting the way a particular institution is directed, administered or controlled. In particular, the nature and extent of accountability in the organisation, its goals and its relationship with its many stakeholders. In this thesis Verity adopted an innovative methodological approach, the heuristic inquiry. The experiences of Police widow/ers social and physical environments, their mobility patterns and the mediating role of the institution of NSW Police Legacy was researched, particularly the potential for Legacy intervention and the nature and extent of accountability in the organization, its goals and its relationship with its many stakeholders. The thesis leads to a number of policy recommendations.

Verity's Honours thesis was an empirical study which explored the economic, social and cultural impacts of globalisation of the Australian funeral industry. Although the funeral industry is the subject service industry, the aim of the thesis was to contribute to the understanding of the dynamics of global economic, social and cultural change through localised processes of development.

Verity's teaching experience at university is varied in disciplinary focus and covers a period of twelve years. She was appointed in February, 2009 as Lecturer in the Department of Business Law and now the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance, Faculty of Business and Economics. Verity has taught a number of undergraduate units within the Faculty and endeavours to address the Department of Accounting and Corporate Governance's strategic aims for reputation, relevance and resilience. In 2013, Verity commenced teaching units in the postgraduate specialisation Financial Crime and Corporate Governance utilising theoretical concepts and industry experience gained in her previous career as a Detective in the NSW Police, in particular the Fraud Squad and Corporate Affairs.

Professional Certifications:

  • Member of with FBE Ethics Committee
  • Member of with FBE Faculty Board

Research grants

  • 2014 Macquarie-Ryde Futures Partnership Local Research Grant 'The effect of the civilian transition experience on the health and resilience of younger veterans'.
  • 2014 'The governance of post traumatic dementia in Australian Veterans' (ACG East Asia Cluster) FBE Research Grant
  • 2013 FBE Research  'Response of NSW Policy Legacy Inc. and health, infrastructure and social resources to widowhood on the North Coast, New South Wales, Australia: a longitudinal study'.
  • 2013 ACG Teaching Index Grant ($2,000) 'Incorporating Business Law SIMS into the BUSL250 StAR (Students at Risk) program'.

Current projects

  • V.A. Greenwood  'The Effect of the Civilian Transition Experience on the Health and Resilience of Younger Veterans' (working paper)
  • V.A. Greenwood 'Service-Related Dementia and PTSD of Veterans in Australia' (working paper)
  • V.A. Greenwood 'Response of NSW Policy Legacy Inc. and health, infrastructure and social resources to widowhood on the North Coast, New South Wales, Australia: a longitudinal study' (working paper).

Theses

  • V.A.Greenwood (2011) Place, Health and Resilience: Widowhood and the Mediating Role of Therapeutic Landscapes, Macquarie University (PhD).
  • V.A.Greenwood (2001) Weathering Storms on the Stygian Ferry: The Globalisation of the Australian Funeral Industry, Macquarie University (Honours 1)

Awards

  • 2013 Deans Excellence Award for Student Experience, Faculty of Business and Economics, Macquarie University
  • 2013 Deans Excellence Award for Academic Achievement, School of Education, Faculty of Human Sciences, Macquarie University
  • 2005 USA Betterbooks Education Award for Community Project. Received for submitted paper, literacy sponsorship and community service to Nyikana Mangala, an Aboriginal Bilingual Community School in West Kimberley. 
  • 2004
    • Australian Postgraduate Award (APA)
    • Northern Area Health Industry Scholarship Global Scholar Award
    • Golden Key International Honour Society (GK) Annual global award given to top 10 postgraduate students ($10,000 US). 
  • 2003 Student Scholastic Showcase. Selected to present research at GK Asia-Pacific Conference, Perth ($1,000).
  • 2002 Jim Rose Award for Human Geography Honours. Award for highest mark in Human Geography Honours program, Macquarie University ($2,000).
  • 2002 Asia-Pacific Regional Leader Award. Award recognises a Golden Key member across Asia-Pacific region for outstanding commitment to the Society and display of effective campus and community leadership while maintaining superior academic performance ($1,000).
  • 2001 Human Geography Honours Scholarship. Award for highest academic performance in Human Geography ($2,000)
  • 2001 GEICO Adult Scholar Award. Recognition of academic excellence while balancing additional responsibilities  ($1,000 US).
  • 2000 Energy Australia National Trust Award. 1st Place and Highly Commended. Awarded for comprehensive report and research on Willoughby City Council's Heritage and Conservation: Development Control Plan No 19.
  • 1999 300 level Human Geography prize. Awarded for highest academic achievement in 3rd Year Human Geography ($1000).
  • 1998 Geographical Society of NSW Annual award. For highest academic achievement in  2nd Year Geography at Macquarie University
  • 1987 National Medal for diligent Police service.

Publications

journal toggle icon open Refereed Journal Articles

  • Greenwood ,V.A. (2007) 'Conference Notes and Reports: 17th International Research Conference Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference: Tourism –Past Achievements, Future Challenges', Anatolia: an International Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, 18 (1), 2007.
  • Greenwood, V.A. (2002) "Today's Students, Tomorrow's Leaders: Beyond the Credential", International Association of University Presidents, X111th Triennal Conference, published on CD Rom.

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  • Greenwood, V.A. and Dwyer, L. (2016) 'Reinventing Macau tourism: gambling on creativity?', Current Issues in Tourism, 05/2016; DOI:10.1080/13683500.2016.1187585.
  • Greenwood, V.A. (2015) 'The Effect of the Civilian Transition Experience on the Health and Resilience of Younger Veterans', Final Report to Macquarie Ryde Futures Partnership, Macquarie University, Sydney, October, 2015.
  • Greenwood, V.A. and Dwyer, L. (2015) 'Consumer protection legislation: A neglected determinant of destination competitiveness? Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Vol. 24, September, 2015.
  • Field, L. and Greenwood, V.A. (2015) 'Appraising academic appraisal in the new public management university', Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 37:2, pp 172-189 2.
  • Field, L. and Greenwood, V.A. (2015) 'Using outperformance pay to motivate academics', Australian University Review,  57: 2, pp 5-16.
  • Greenwood, V.A. and Dwyer, L. (2014) 'Creating Confident Tourists: Consumer protection and destination competitiveness', Journal of Tourism Consumption and Practice. Paper accepted, pending publication.
  • Greenwood, V.A. and Dwyer, L. (2014) 'Challenges to Consumer Protection Legislation in Tourism Contexts' Journal of Tourism Consumption and Practice, Vol. 6, 2. 
  • Greenwood, V.A (2012) 'Place, Health and Resilience: Widowhood and the Mediating Role of Therapeutic Landscapes' Report to Board of NSW Police Legacy Inc., April, 2012. published online 2014.
  • Greenwood, V.A. (2004) 'Integrated Social Indicator Statistics', Northern Area Health Service, Sydney.
  • Greenwood, V.A. (2002) "Today's Students, Tomorrow's Leaders: Beyond the Credential", International Association of University Presidents, X111th Triennal Conference, published on CD Rom.
  • Northern Sydney Health Promotion, Healthy People in Healthy Places: Survey Report of population health activities with local government by Northern Sydney health promotion Staff (2001-2002), October, 2002. Joint author.
  • Northern Sydney Health Promotion, Healthy Localities Planning Workshop: A Capacity Building Framework, March 2002 (joint-refereed).
  • Greenwood, V.A., Denniston, D., McComb, S., McElhone S. and R. Wells (2000) Report on Willoughby City Council's Heritage and Conservation: Development Control Plan No. 19, Macquarie University, Sydney.

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  • Manning, C., Greenwood, V.A., Blazey, P., Gillies, P. and Selby, J. (2009) 'Negligence and the Civil Liability Act', pp. 189-205, in Business Law in Australia, Gillies, Blazey and Gillies (eds), Thomson Reuters (Lawbook Co) Sydney.
  • Gibson, A. and Fraser, D. (2012) Business Law, Pearson Education Australia, ISBN-10: E994248869. Contributor in upcoming edition.

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  • Greenwood, V.A., Denniston, D., McComb, S., McElhone S. and Wells, R. (2000) Report on Willoughby City Council's Heritage and Conservation: Development Control Plan No. 19, Macquarie University, Sydney.

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  • Greenwood, V.A. (2016) 'Stand Out from the Crowd: Enhance and promote Yourself to Success'. Paper presented Golden Key International Summit, Tucson, Arizona, 29 July, 2016.
  • Greenwood, V.A. (2016) 'Developing Macau Tourism : a Calculated gamble?', Paper presented at School of Hospitality and Tourism Management Conference, Surrey, 22 July, 2016.
  • Greenwood, V.A. (2016) 'Navigating Evolving Global Trends in Financial Crime: a Tourism Focus', BESTEN Think Tank, Berlin, 13 July 2016.
  • Greenwood, V.A., (2016) 'Surviving Participant Trauma and Grief as a Heuristic Researcher', AAG Conference, San Francisco, 4 April, 2016.
  • Greenwood, V. A. and Dwyer L. (2016-February) 'Developing Macau Tourism: a calculated gamble?' Paper presented 26th Annual CAUTHE Conference', Blue Mountains Tourism College, Sydney campus, February 4-6, 2015.
  • Greenwood, V.A. (2016) 'Benefits of Research to the Veteran's Community'.  Paper presented to 'The Future of Assisting Veterans and their Dependants Forum', Veterans Centre, Sydney Northern Beaches, Sydney 8 February, 2016.
  • Greenwood, V.A. 'Sea Changer Shadows in the Sunshine: Community Response to widowhood migration on the NSW Mid North Coast, Australia (working paper-refereed). Paper presented 25th Annual CAUTHE Conference 'Rising Tides and Sea Changes: Adaptation and Innovation in Tourism and Hospitality', Gold Coast campus, February 2-5 2015.
  • Greenwood, V.A. and Dwyer, L. (2015) 'Consumer protection as essential to Destination Competitiveness' (working paper- refereed). Paper presented 25th Annual CAUTHE Conference 'Rising Tides and Sea Changes: Adaptation and Innovation in Tourism and Hospitality', Gold Coast campus, February 2-5 2015.
  • Greenwood, V.A. and Dwyer, L. (2014) 'Chinese 'Hot Money' Junkets and its implications for destination competitiveness in Macau', G20 First East-West Dialogue on Tourism and the Chinese Dream', Gold Coast, 13-15th November, 2014 (working paper- refereed),14th November 2014.
  • Greenwood, V.A. (2014) 'Looking From the Inside: Using the realm of heuristic inquiry to understand the dynamics of widowhood and its effect on health in place'. IGU Regional Conference, 'Changes, Challenges, Responsibilities', Krakow, Poland, 19th August 2014.
  • Greenwood, V.A. (2014) 'Bouncing Back: A Guide to Reviving a Chapter', Golden Key International Summit Boston, 3rd August, 2014.
  • Greenwood, V.A. and Dwyer, L (2013) 'Consumer Protection and Destination Competitiveness',  Consumer Behaviour in Tourism Symposium 'Competitiveness, Innovation and Markets: The Multifaceted Tourists´ Role', Brunico, Italy, 4th December 2013.
  • Greenwood, V.A. and Dwyer, L.(2013) 'Consumer Protection and Destination Competitiveness',15th Contemporary Trends in Tourism and Hospitality Conference (refereed), Novi Sad, Serbia, Sept 2013.
  • Greenwood, V.A. (2013) Presented paper 'Experiential Learning Methodology To Inspire Accounting StARS (Students at Risk) to be Business Law Stars' at 2013 Paris International Academic Conference, Business and Economics track, Clute Institute Conference, Paris on 10 June 2013.
  • Greenwood V.A. (2012) "Shadows in the sunshine: Response of health and social resources to widowhood on the North Coast, New South Wales, Australia. Association of American Geographers, AAG Conference New York 24-28 February, 2012.
  • Zetler, J. and Greenwood, V.A. (2010) "Lost in Space: Impact of Sessional and Contract Employment on Academia" Hong Kong University, East Asian Law and Society Conference, February 2010.
  • Zetler, J. and Greenwood, V.A. (2010) "Trapped in a Time Warp : managing the Effects of Academic Workplace Changes", Australian Legal Teacher's Association (ALTA), ALTA National Conference, Auckland New Zealand, July 2010.
  • Greenwood, V.A. (2008) "Looking From the Inside: Heuristic Methodology in the Analysis of Health Resilience in Place", paper presented to the International Geographical Union, 31st International Geographical Congress, Tunisia, August 2008.
  • Greenwood, V.A.(2007) "Looking From the Inside: Using the Heuristic Research Approach", paper presented to Department of Human Geography, Macquarie University, May 2007.
  • Greenwood, V.A. (2007) "Health and Wellness Tourism - A Geographical Perspective On Therapeutic Landscapes", paper presented to Council of Australian Tourism and Hospitality Educators (CAUTHE), Tourism- Past Achievements, Future Challenges Conference, Sydney, February 2007.
  • Greenwood, V.A. (2006) "Reconceptualising the Mediating Role of Therapeutic Landscapes", paper presented to the Centre for Social Inclusion, New Horizons in Social Inclusion Conference, Macquarie University, October 2006.
  • Greenwood, V.A. (2004) "Integrated Social Indicator Statistics", paper presented to Trento University, Social Capital Workshop, Trento, Italy, August 2004.
  • Greenwood, V.A. (2003) "Why Macquarie University Matters", paper presented to the Eisenhower Dinner for American students, Macquarie University, October 2003.
  • Greenwood, V.A. (2003) "President's and Vice-President's Workshop", paper presented to the Golden Key International Honour Society, 2003 International Convention, Chicago, August 2003.
  • Greenwood, V.A. (2003) "Out in Front: A Succinct Guide to Public Speaking", paper presented to the Golden Key International Honour Society, Asia-Pacific Conference, Sydney, 2003.
  • Greenwood, V.A. (2002) "New Member Induction: A Time to Celebrate, Reflect and Project", paper presented to the Golden Key International Honour Society, 2002 International Convention, Atlanta, Georgia, August 2002.
  • Greenwood, V.A. (2002) "Today's Students, Tomorrow's Leaders: Beyond the Credential", paper presented to the International Association of University Presidents, X111th Triennal Conference, Sydney, June 2002.
  • Greenwood, V.A. (2001) "Economic, social and cultural impacts of globalization on the Australian Funeral Industry", paper presented to the Geographical Society of NSW, Honours Conference, University of Newcastle, November 2001.
  • Greenwood, V.A. (2001) "Community Collaborations", paper presented to the Golden Key International Honour Society, 2001 International Convention, Dallas, Texas, August 2001.
  • Greenwood, V.A. (2001) "Turning a Team of Achievers into an Achieving Team", paper presented to Golden Key International Honour Society, Hobart, Tasmania, February 2001.

Affiliations / activities

  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
  • Australian Legal Teacher's Association (ALTA)
  • Transparency International Australia (TI)
  • Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education(CAUTHE).
  • Golden Key International Honour Society (Advisor)

Community engagement

  • Director, Association of Certified Fraud Examiner's (ACFE) Sydney Chapter
  • Asia-Pacific Advisor Representative, International Council of Advisors, Golden Key International Honour Society
  • 2004 - Present Advisor, Macquarie Chapter, Golden Key International Honour Society
  • 2012 - Present Academic Mentor, First STEP Mentoring Program
  • 2002 - 2012 Convenor Annual Galston Open Gardens Community Fundraising event
  • 1998 - 2004 President Golden Key International Honour Society

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  • 2011 Masters 837 Business Law Research project
  • 2013-present PhD Associate Supervisor PhD Law project

Teaching

  • 2013 -present Convenor and lecturer BUSL250, ACCG877 and ACCG878
  • 2014 Exchange Teaching UIP Program, Sichuan University (June - July)                                                          
  • 2009 - 2012 Convenor and lecturer BUSL250 
  • January 2011 Lecturer BUSL350 (Marketing & Management Law) and Lecturer BUSL350 Department of Marketing, FBE
  • 2009 Lecturer BUSL315 (Civil Litigation)
  • 2008 Faculty of Arts - Department of Sociology
  • 2001 - 2008 Faculty of Science - Department of Human Geography