Meredith Tharapos is a Lecturer in the School of Accounting at RMIT University.
Prior to joining full-time academe in 2008 she gained experience in the accounting profession, the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX), and undertook volunteer work at several not-for-profit organisations in the People’s Republic of China.
Meredith’s research is broadly concerned with behavioural issues within the field of accounting, and includes educational, cultural and accountability aspects.
Meredith’s student-centred teaching approach, underpinned by her research surrounding cultural intelligence, is based around the generation of a supportive and inclusive learning environment. She has had the honour of receiving a number of teaching excellence awards.
- Financial Accounting Theory
- Management Accounting and Business
- Forensic Business Investigation
- Financial Accounting and Analysis
- Accounting in Organisations and Society
Research Interests/ Areas of Expertise
- accounting education
- transnational education
- cultural intelligence
Current Research Projects
- Examining the effect of international experience on cultural intelligence using accounting academics
- Assessing the level of cultural intelligence of Australian accounting academics
- Examining students’ perceptions of online tests
- PhD, RMIT University
- Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching and Learning, RMIT University
- Bachelor of Commmerce, University of Melbourne
Prizes and Awards
College of Business Award for Best Conference Paper by an HDR Candidate, 2015
RMIT University nomination OLT Citation, 2015 For sustained excellence in motivating and inspiring a large, diverse accounting student population, drawing on personal and professional experience and creative, individualised, culturally intelligent teaching
RMIT University Teaching Excellence Award, Higher Education (College of Business), Category A, 2014, For sustained excellence in a research informed approach to the provision of a stimulating, supportive and inclusive learning environment, linked to the accounting profession.
College of Business Excellence in Teaching Award: 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Case Study: ‘Teaching Excellence: Implementing the SAB vision’, 2014
College of Business Team Teaching Award, Category A9 (Teaching large classes), 2011, For the innovative use of final-year students as teaching assistants to provide both academic and social support to large classes.
Nomination for the Pearson/AFAANZ Accounting/Finance Lecturer of the Year Award, 2011
College of Business PhD Completion Leave, 2015, $20,000
- Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)
- CPA Australia
- Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ)
- British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA)
- European Accounting Association (EAA)
- International Education Association of Australia (IEAA)
- Tharapos, M.,Marriott, N. (2020). Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: Research quality in accounting education In: The British Accounting Review, 52, 1 - 7
- Tharapos, M.,O'Connell, B. (2020). Transnational Communities of Practice: Their Development, Operation, and Contribution In: Journal of Studies in International Education, , 1 - 19
- Tharapos, M.,O'Connell, B.,Dellaportas, S.,Basioudis, I. (2019). Are accounting academics culturally intelligent?: An empirical investigation In: British Accounting Review, 51, 111 - 129
- Tharapos, M.,O'Connell, B. (2019). Teaching Strategies Employed in Transnational Education In: Transformations in Tertiary Education, Springer, Singapore
- Taylor, D.,Tharapos, M.,Sidaway, S. (2012). Downward accountability for a natural disaster recovery effort: Evidence and issues from Australia's Black Saturday In: Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Accounting, Auditing and Management in Public Sector Reforms, Milan, Italy, 4-6 September 2012
- Taylor, D.,Tharapos, M.,Khan, T.,Sidaway, S. (2011). Downward accountability for Victoria's 'Black Saturday' bushfire recovery: Evidence from reports of government and NGOs In: 2011 AFAANZ Conference, Darwin, Australia, 3-5 July 2011
- Myers, P.,Magdziarz, S.,Cahill, D.,Tharapos, M.,Pagonis, J. (2011). Improving the student experience by using accounting students as teaching assistants in tutorials In: Proceedings of the 2011 Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Conference, Darwin, Australia, 2-5 July, 2011
1 Masters by Research Completions1 PhD Current Supervisions