Dr Kristina Vojvoda is a Lecturer (Education Focused) within the School of Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation at UNSW. She joined UNSW in August 2022. Kristina completed her PhD in Accounting at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) in 2022 and has a track record (of 7+ years) for delivering high-quality and engaging learning experiences for her students.
Kristina's PhD thesis examines the determinants and economic consequences of target and bidding firm referrals to the Australian Takeovers Panel, a federal government body responsible for resolving takeover disputes. The motivation of her research is to examine the observed contention that the Takeovers Panel is used by parties for unacceptable tactical delays during takeovers and to assess the effectiveness of the Takeovers Panel.
Kristina's academic journey began at UTS, where she completed her undergraduate studies, obtaining a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Laws (majoring in Accounting). Demonstrating her commitment to academic excellence, she later accomplished a Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Accounting, graduating with First Class Honours. Notably, she was also admitted as a lawyer of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 2017.
An accomplished researcher, Kristina has also published in highly regarded journals, such as Accounting and Finance, the Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, and the Accounting Research Journal.
Prior to joining UNSW, Kristina served as a Lecturer in Accounting at Western Sydney University. She also excelled in her role as the Head Tutor of a first-year undergraduate accounting course at UTS, receiving consistent recognition for her exceptional teaching expertise, mentorship of fellow accounting academics to enhance their teaching abilities, and contributions to student success.
Kristina's primary focus lies in empowering her students by providing them with inspirational and interactive learning experiences. Renowned for her innovative teaching methods, Kristina is a multi-award-winning educator who harnesses innovative educational technologies to connect with students and personalise their learning experiences through an active learning approach. Her dedication to student learning and mentoring fellow accounting academics has earned her numerous prestigious awards including the 2021 Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Award for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning.
At UNSW, Kristina currently teaches two undergraduate courses in the Bachelor of Commerce (BCom). These courses include an integrated first-year course (COMM1140 Financial Management), and a third-year financial accounting course in the BCom Accounting Major (ACCT3563 Issues in Financial Reporting and Analysis). She is currently the Course Coordinator of COMM1140 Financial Management and took the initiative to introduce and lead the UNSW Student Partners Program in 2023. This marked the first time the program was implemented within the course, with the ultimate goal of collecting ongoing real-time feedback from students to enhance and refine the course for future iterations.
In 2023, Dr Kristina Vojvoda, along with her colleagues Dr Conor Clune and Dr Victoria Clout, successfully secured a UNSW Business School Education Initiative Seed Funding Grant worth $9,000. The purpose of this grant is to facilitate the development and implementation of innovative teaching models, specifically focusing on COMM1140 Financial Management. The project aims to create a series of 10 industry engagement videos that will be integrated into the course as case study prompts. This initiative aligns with the UNSW School of Accounting, Auditing, and Taxation's Education Strategy, which emphasises the incorporation of business acumen into teaching accounting. This grant will play a crucial role in supporting the team's efforts to enhance the educational experience and provide students with valuable real-world insights through the use of these industry case study videos. The team will also be actively collaborating with the UNSW Accounting Society to ensure that student input is incorporated in decision making processes. Their valuable perspective will contribute to the overall quality and relevance of the videos produced to develop transformational learning experiences for students.
Learning and Teaching Grants
Kristina also plans to publish multiple papers from my PhD thesis, including the following paper:
Current Courses Taught