Public Sector Accounting Research Group (PSA)

The Public Sector Accounting Research Group has been established to promote research in public sector accounting and related areas, and encourages innovation through cross-disciplinary research.  The concentration of public services in Canberra provides fertile opportunities for public sector accounting research and the ANU has a recognised centre of excellence in this area.


  • To provide opportunities for development of quality public sector accounting research.
  • To encourage research collaboration and sharing of expertise.
  • To provide opportunities for discussion of emerging issues and generation of research ideas.
  • To provide research training for Honours and post-graduate research students.

Research areas of current members

  • Public accounts committee and Parliamentary oversight
  • Public sector audit
  • Accounting and reporting for public sector assets
  • Performance management, performance measurement and information
  • Public sector accountability and governance
  • Public sector accrual accounting and budgeting systems and government finance statistics
  • Conceptual framework and financial accounting concepts in the public sector
  • Sustainability in the public sector

Mr Pat Barrett

Distinguished Honorary Professor & Senior Fellow - ANCAAR

Professor Juliana Ng

Research School of Accounting