Associate Professor Richard Morris
Associate Professor

Associate Professor Richard Morris

Business School
School of Accounting, Auditing and Taxation

Dr Richard D. Morris

Associate Professor

School of Accounting - BCom (Hons), Qld | MBA and PhD, UNSW | FCPA

About Richard

Richard Morris has research interests in financial accounting, international accounting, and accounting history. They include compliance with and impact of IFRS, in Australia and the EU, international harmonisation of financial reporting, the determinants of financial transparency in Asian countries, and the evolution of financial reporting in Britain and Australia during the 19th century.

Sid Gray (University of Sydney) and Richard have won prestigious ARC Discovery Grants for their research in international accounting. Richard's work has been published in international refereed journals, professional journals, monographs and book chapters.

Richard won a Vice Chancellor’s Award for Teaching Excellence (general category) in 2014, the university’s highest teaching award, for integrating business ethics into a third year financial accounting course over 10 years. He also won the Bill Birkett award for teaching excellence in the faculty in 2013. Richard has extensive experience teaching financial accounting at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is also a very experienced supervisor of undergraduate and postgraduate research theses.

Richard currently serves on the University's Human Research Ethics Committee (Panel A). Prior to joining the School, Richard worked in the auditing section of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Sydney.

Teaching and Supervision

Current Courses Taught

  • ACCT3563 Issues in Financial Reporting and Analysis


  • 2016: CAANZ Research Grant "Disclosure Overload? An Empirical Evaluation of ICAS/NZICA's 'Losing the Excess Baggage' Recommendations"
  • 2010: AFAANZ Research Grant, 'Intangible Asset Accounting: Adoption, Interpretation, and Implementation of International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) in Australia and Germany' (with Helen Kang)
  • 2006-2008: ARC Discovery Grant DP0666642, 'Global Convergence to International Financial Reporting Standards: Factors Explaining Compliance With and Impact of Changing Standards' (with Sid Gray)
  • 2003-2004: ARC Discovery Grant DP0346684, 'Corporate Transparency in the Asia Pacific Region: Factors Explaining Differences in Financial Disclosure Levels' (with Sid Gray)

Media Releases

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  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Li C; Jackson A; Morris R, 2019, 'Earning co-movement and the informativeness of earnings', Sydney, presented at 2019 UTS Australian Summer Accounting Conference, Sydney, 07 February 2019 - 08 February 2019