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Associate Professor Chris Durden

Associate Professor Chris Durden

Associate Professor Chris Durden

Associate Professor, Business


  • Doctor of Philosophy in Accountancy (PhD), Massey University, 1999 – 2004
  • Master of Business Studies in Accountancy, Massey University, 1988 – 1990
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Business Administration, Massey University, 1987 – 1988
  • Bachelor of Business Studies in Economics, Massey University, 1979 – 1981
  • Chartered Accountant (CA), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, 1988

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Dr Chris Durden is an Associate Professor of business at the JCU Singapore Business School. He has a PhD in Accountancy from Massey University in New Zealand, a research master’s degree in Accountancy and an undergraduate degree in Economics. Prior to commencing with JCU Singapore Chris held academic posts with JCU Australia, the University of Waikato, the University of Southern Queensland and Massey University. He has published in a range of leading accounting journals including Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Accounting Education: An International Journal, Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Journal of Accounting Education and Advances in Accounting Behavioral Research. His primary teaching expertise is management accounting at both undergraduate and post graduate levels. He also has extensive experience teaching management accounting and financial management to Executive MBA students. Chris is a Chartered Accountant (CA) and prior to commencing an academic career worked in the oil and pharmaceutical industries, holding both accounting and operational roles. He holds dual Australian and NZ citizenship.

Research Interests

Accounting education, organisational control, performance measurement.