Dr Riccardo Natoli is a Senior Lecturer in the Applied Economics and Finance Discipline. He is the author of over 60 publications including journal articles, research books and conference papers. Dr Natoli’s publications have appeared in top tier journals as ranked by Scimago and ABDC. He has received competitive research grants totalling $350K of which $130K has been received externally (e.g. AFAANZ, CPA Australia, Infotecture and CAANZ).

As a senior academic in the College of Business, Riccardo’s research focuses on three key areas: (i) the theory and practice of corporate governance with respect to implications on industry growth; (ii) examining financial and social inclusion with respect to building resilient and inclusive communities; and (iii) improving business and management practices of educational and financial institutions to support industry growth.

Riccardo is on the editorial boards of two ABDC A-rank journals. He has also taught postgraduate and undergraduate units in business research, finance, risk management, statistics and quantitative analysis at Victoria University and is currently involved in supervising postgraduate PhD and DBA students.

Key publications

Refereed journal articles

Jackling, B & Natoli, R. 2015, ‘Employability skills of international graduates: Internship providers’ perspectives’, Education and Training, 57(7), 757-773. (ERA A*-rank)

Jackling, B, Natoli, R, Siddique, S & Sciulli, N. 2015, ‘Student attitudes to blogs: A case study of reflective and collaborative learning’, Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education, 40(4), 542-556. (Scimago Journal rank Q1)

Natoli, R & Zuhair, S 2013, 'The Resource-Infrastructure-Environment Index for Measuring Progress: An Application to Australia, Mexico and the US', Social Indicators Research, 110(1), 31-54. (ABDC A-rank)

Jackling, B, de Lange, P & Natoli, R 2013, 'Transitioning to IFRS in Australian classrooms: Impact on teaching approaches', Issues in Accounting Education, 28(2), 263-275. (ABDC A-rank)

Natoli, R & Zuhair, S 2011, 'Measuring progress: A comparison of the GDP, HDI, GS and the RIE', Social Indicators Research, 103(1), 33-56. (ABDC A-rank)

View Riccardo's publications in Victoria University's Research Repository.

Teaching responsibilities


Undergraduate unit: BEO2000 Financial Institutions and Monetary Theory


Currently supervises 8 PhD/DBA students

Completions (PhD)

3 Doctoral students

Research grants

External competitive research grants

2018 Infotecture Grant: ‘Developing a sustainable value chain framework for international students studying in Australia’, AUD$30,000 (held jointly with Catherine Lou (VU))

2016 Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ) Grant: ‘Acquiring global employability skills: Implications for the accounting academy in Australia and New Zealand’, AUD$17,500 (held jointly with Beverley Jackling (VU) and Gina Xu (AUT))

2014 Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS) Commissioned Paper Grant: ‘Wither the Life Insurance Sector?’, AUD$10,000 (held jointly with Terrence Hallahan and Segu Zuhair (VU)).

2012 Joint Accounting Bodies (JAB) Grant: 'Transition to graduate employment for accounting graduates: Assessing the effectiveness of the skilled migration internship programme in accounting', AUD$40,000 (held jointly with Beverley Jackling and Asheley Jones (VU))

2012 Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) Grant: 'The impact of negative experiences on accounting students withdrawal from study', AUD$6,000 (held jointly with Beverley Jackling and Maria Prokofieva (VU)).

2011 Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) Australia Global Research Perspectives Grant: 'Opening the mahogany doors: A study of gender diversity of the top 500 Australian firms', AUD$24,300 (held jointly with Beverley Jackling (VU) and Shireenjit Johl (Deakin)).

Professional membership

Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ).


  • College of Business: Applied Economics and Finance Discipline

Areas of expertise

  • Corporate governance
  • Economic development (regional/national/international)
  • Business and management practices

Contact details

+61 (3) 9919 1522