Fiona's substantive role is as Deputy Dean (Academic) within the Law School. In this role, she is a member of the School's senior leadership team and is responsible for a broad range of strategic and operational activities related to the academic programs and the quality of learning and teaching within the School.
Prior to joining the School of Law, she has been involved in substantial service to the UQ Business School and the University in her capacity as the Chair of the Business School's Education Committee and as the Chair of the Teaching and Learning Committee for the BEL Faculty. These roles have instrumental in the Business School achieving and now maintaining its international standing. In addition to these operational activities she has played a leading role in various internal program reviews and external accreditations, such as the AUQA, AACSB and EQUIS. The latter two being the major accrediting bodies worldwide for Business Schools. Taking a lead on these reviews requires extensive knowledge of the school, faculty and university, in addition to understanding the major requirements of the accrediting bodies. Nationally she has played a leadership role on the executive for the Australian Business Deans Council's Teaching and Learning Network where she held the portfolio in relation to professional development. A major initiative in this portfolio was the organization of two one and a half day professional development workshops each year. These workshops are attended by the Associate Deans Teaching and Learning from Business Schools and Faculty around Australia.
Her research interests include the outsourcing, data and information management, Standardized Business Reporting and their effect on various types of organizations. She has published over 30 articles in various outlets including the Journal of the Association for Information Systems, Information Systems Research, European Journal of Information Systems, Decision Support Systems, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems, and Accounting and Finance. Her research extends beyond her specific discipline, to include scholarship of teaching synergistic to her major leadership roles. Via her teaching and learning connections, especially those borne from her role within the Australian Business Deans Council's Teaching and Learning Network, she has been an investigator on two ALTC grants (both completed) totalling approximately $420,000. Fiona worked for KPMG Peat Marwick in the Computer Audit Division assisting in team audits in mining and manufacturing firms before joining the school.