Nick McGuigan

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Nick McGuigan is a Senior Lecturer in accounting at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. He has taught in the area of accounting and accountability in the New Zealand and Australian tertiary sector for the past fourteen years. He is a passionate educator with research interests in the areas of accounting education, innovative teaching practice, social accountability, environmental governance, social permaculture and disclosures of financial institutions with particular emphasis on socially responsible lending practice of banking institutions. Nick has been awarded numerous competitive grants for his work including two Australian Federal Government Office of Learning and Teaching grants and a German Academic Exchange Service grant. He has published in international accounting and education journals, presented at numerous conferences and been invited to present to professional accounting and research bodies in Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand. Nick has held visiting academic positions in Germany, England and New Zealand and received teaching excellence awards in 2012 and 2013. Nick takes an active role in professional bodies being recently appointed to the American Accounting Association (AAA) Nominations Committee and is Co-Chair of the Accounting Education Special Interest Group for the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ). He serves on editorial boards of a number of leading international journals, including an Associate Editor of Higher Education, Research and Development and Issues in Accounting Education. He is also a qualified permaculture designer and educator having completed his Permaculture Design Course in 2014 and has studied under international permaculturists David Holmgren and Rosemary Morrow. Nick is passionate about reconceptualising our current business system - creating a shift towards a more holistic forms of accountability.

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