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Dr Elsie Chan Name: Dr Elsie Chan
Senior Lecturer in Business
+613 9953 3162
Organisational Area
Faculty of Law and Business
Peter Faber Business School (Melbourne)
Building 460 - 250 Victoria Parade (250 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002)-Level 7-Room 460.7.28
Biographical Information

Dr Elsie S. K. Chan lectured in universities in Hong Kong, Macau and China in Computer Sciences and Information Systems before she migrated to Australia in 1994.  She continued her teaching career and has taught in a number of universities in Melbourne. In 2000, she was granted a PhD scholarship at Deakin University, and was conferred her PhD degree in 2004. On 12 January 2004, she joined Australian Catholic University as Lecturer in Information Systems in Melbourne campus. She was awarded teaching and learning project grants during that period. She was promoted to Senior Lecturer in Business in 2008. She coordinated ACU School of Business international programs for Hong Kong and Philippines for a number of years. She became a CPA and CA member in 2012. Currently she teaches undergraduate and postgraduate accounting units and developed an online Accounting Information Systems for undergraduates. She focuses on teaching and learning for students' engagement in learning. Since September, 2016, she is Peter Faber Business School Campus Coordinator (Melbourne). 




Terzioglu, B. & Chan, E.S.K. (2013) Toward Understanding the Complexities of Service Costing: A Review of Theory and Practice, The Journal of Applied Management Accounting Research, Vol 11, No. 2, pp.29-44.

Terzioglu, B., Chan, E.S.K. (2013) An Analysis of Activity-Based Costing Research in the Selected Asia-Pacific Region Countries, Proceedings of the 9th (2013) APMAA Annual Conference, 1st to 4th Nov, Nagoya, Japan.

Lam, S. L., Cheung, R. Wong, S., Chan, E.S.K. (2013), A Survey Study of Critical Success Factors in Information System Project Management, Proceedings of International Conference on Internet Studies, September 7-8, 2013, Hong Kong, China.

Terzioglu, B. Chan, E., Schmidt, P. (2013) "Addressing methodological frailties in IT outsourcing surveys", Asia-Pacific Journal of Business Administration, Vol. 5 Iss: 1, pp.20 &ndash 35.

Terzioglu, B. Chan, E.S.K. (2012),  A review of Activity-based Costing Literature: 2001-2011,  The proceedings of 8th (2012) APMAA Conference, 14th to 17th Nov, Xianmen, China.

Chan, E.S.K. (2012) An Innovative Learning Approach: Integrate Peer-To-Peer Learning into Blended Learning, International Journal of Global Education, vol 1, iss 1, pp.19-25.

TerzioÄ&Yumllu, B, Schmidt, P. and Chan, E.S.K. (2011) Investigate Failings in Survey Method for Improving Business Research, Proceedings of Annual Hawaii International Business Research Conference, 24-25 October, Honolulu, USA.



Dr Chan's current research focuses on Management Accounting, Blended learning and Accounting Education.

Research supervisions

2016 Syed Salman Abbas Rizvi, Social Enterprise: Applicability of the Competitor Identification Framework, MPhil, (co-supervise with Prof Lynne Bennington).

2015 Surya Prasad Bhandari, Adoption of Cloud Computing in e-Government, research project for Master of Information Techology (Advanced).

2015 Sandeep Dhungana, A Study on Green Cloud Computing and Its Impacts on Environment, research prolect for Master of Information Technology (Advanced).

2015 Sharon Mathhew, Impacts of Cloud Computing on Accounting, research project for Master in Professional Accounting



Academic Appointments

2016 - current Campus Coordinator, Peter Faber Business School, Australian Catholic University

2008 - current Senior Lecturer in Business, Australian Catholic University

2004 - 2008 Lecturer in Information Systems, Faculty of Arts and Science, Australian Catholic University

Dr Chan lectured in universities in Hong Kong, Macau and China prior to her migration to Australia.


Academic Committees

2016 - current Faculty Learning and Teaching Committee

2016 - current Business Advisory Council

2011-2013  Academic Board


International Experience

Dr Chan taught and was in-charge of ACU accounting programs with institutional partners in Hong Kong and Philippines from 2000 to 2015.


Professional Memberships

Dr Chan is a member of

  • CPA Australia
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia
  • Australian Computer Society
  • Hong Kong Computer Society

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