School of Business

Dr Frances Miley

Senior Lecturer


Phone: +61 2 6268 8232
Fax: +61 2 6268 8450
Room: 213

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Professional and Teaching Experience

Frances Miley lectures in law accounting and finance. She has a doctorate from the University of Wollongong, a Master of Economics from the University of New England, Bachelors degrees in Law and Commerce from the University of New South Wales and French language qualifications from the Government of France. Frances is a qualified accountant, being a Fellow of CPA Australian and a Senior Associate of the Australasian Institute of Banking and Finance.

She has lectured at universities in Australia and overseas, particularly in South East Asia and Central Asia and has consulted in areas of government financial management to Australian and foreign government departments.

Frances has also worked as the Commercialisation Manager of a business incubator, assisting new IT companies to commercialise and expand their markets, as an accountant in both the private and public sectors and as a legal adviser in the public sector.

She has also co-authored a book on company accounting and has numerous conference papers and published research articles.

Selected recent research

Miley, F (2009), The Storytelling Project: innovating to engage students in their learning, HERD (forthcoming)

Miley, F., (2005), For the boys at the front: oral history and battle-front provisioning, accepted for publication in Accounting History

Miley, F. (2006), Designing a First Year Accounting Course from the Student Perspective, accepted and to be delivered at First Year in Higher Education Conference, Gold Coast, July.

Read, A., Miley, F. and Hughes, M., (2006), Accountability in the Howard Government – Advance and Retreat, John Howard’s Decade – Political Science Conference, Canberra, Australia

In 2005, two papers were accepted for conferences then withdrawn by the authors. These were entitled “The Cost of War – is deployment being under-costed?” and “Valuing Defence Assets”. These papers were to be presented at separate government accounting conferences.

Miley, F., (2005), Using Oral History to (Re)write the Account: supplying the Australian Army during the Second World War, 4th Accounting History International Conference, Braga, Portugal.

Miley, F., (2005), Using Military Stories in Accounting to Engage Students, Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australia Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Miles, F., (2004), Peer Teaching for Life-Long Learning Skills, Academic Exchange Quarterly, 2004, USA, Vol 8(2).

Miley, F.M., & Read, A.F., (2000), 'Environmental reporting: thinking local', in CPA Australia, May.

Miley, F.M., & Read, A.F., (2000), 'Comparing government reporting: looking for accountability', in CPA Australia, February.

Miley, F.M. (1999), Screaming in the Vacuum: A Critical Examination of Male Power and Female Subordination in Accounting, University of Wollongong (PhD Thesis).

Miley, F.M., Andrew, B.A., & Read, A.F., (1998), Intermediate Company Accounting, AWL, Melbourne.

Miley, F.M., & Read, A.F., (1997), Accounting: The Trojan Horse of New Imperialism, 9th Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, November, Bangkok, Thailand.

Miley, F.M., & Read, A.F., (1997), The Limitations of the Culture Construct as an Explanatory Tool, 9th Asian-Pacific Conference on International Accounting Issues, November, Bangkok, Thailand.

Grant, Awards and Other Prizes

2009 NSW Minister for Education's Quality Teaching Award

2006 Rector’s Teaching Commendation

2006 Carrick Institute Award for teaching excellence (now ALTC Award)

2005 Frederick Watson Fellowship, National Archives of Australia

2005 UNSW Learning and Teaching Award

2004 Team member, ARC Research Network for a Secure Australia

2004 Army History Unit Grant

2004 Spitfire Memorial Defence Fellowship

2004 Women Research 21 Grant

2003 ADFA Rector’s Start-up Grant

2003 Universitas 21 Fellowship

1990 Coopers and Lybrand Travel Grant for Best Paper at AFAANZ Conference