Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Accounting
  • Sustainability accounting and reporting
  • Accounting education
  • International accounting
  • Higher Education

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

About Helen Yang

Dr Helen Yang is an Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities (ISILC), Victoria University. She is an external PhD supervisor in the field of accounting research. Prior to her move to La Trobe Business School, La Trobe University in 2019, Helen held a number of academic leadership roles at Victoria University, including Discipline Head of Accounting and Information Systems, a role that she held until recently.

Helen conducts quality and impactful research in the fields of accounting, auditing and accountability (FOR1501) and higher education (FOR 1300). She publishes in top-tiered international journals as a lead author, and also has been successful in a number of national and industry competitive research grants in accounting and higher education areas.

Helen’s teaching is informed by her research in accounting discipline and education. She actively connects with industry and the accounting profession as a member of CPA Australia and as a Technical Reviewer of CPA Program – Financial Reporting (2016-2017). Helen’s significant contribution to the scholarship of international accounting teaching and learning has been recognised nationally at the 2013 Australian Awards for University Teaching.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Victoria University, 2014
  • Master of Business (Accounting), VU, 2003
  • Master of Education, University of Melbourne, 2002
  • Bachelor of Arts, China, 1993
  • CPA, CPA Australia, 2009

Key publications

Year Citation
2011 Yang, H. H., & Silver, A. (110101). Enhancing Transitional Business Teaching: An Exploratory Study of Australian Academics Teaching Experiences in northeast People's Republic of China In Zie, Z. ;. (Ed.) (pp. 257-280). Shenyang, Liaoning, Chiina: Liaoning University Press.
2011 Yang, H., & Silver, A. (110101). Enhancing Transitional Business Teaching: An Exploratory Study of Australian Academics Teaching Experiences in northeast People's Republic of China (pp. 257-280). Liaoning University Press.

Year Citation
2019 Yang, H. H., & Farley, A. (190701). Quantifying the impact of language on the performance of international accounting students: A cognitive load theory perspective. English for Specific Purposes, 55 (12-24).

doi: 10.1016/j.esp.2019.03.003

2019 Farley, A., Yang, H. H., Min, L., & Ma, S. (190101). Comparison of Chinese and Western English language proficiency measures in transnational business degrees. Language, Culture and Curriculum,

doi: 10.1080/07908318.2019.1630423

2018 Yang, H. H., Clark, C., Wu, C., & Farley, A. (180301). Insights from Accounting Practitioners on China's Convergence with IFRS. Australian Accounting Review, 28(1), (14-27).

doi: 10.1111/auar.12182

2016 Yang, H. H., & Farley, A. (160101). Convergence or divergence? Corporate climate-change reporting in China. International Journal of Accounting and Information Management, 24(4), (391-414).

doi: 10.1108/IJAIM-02-2016-0010

2015 Yang, H. H., Craig, R., & Farley, A. (150101). A review of Chinese and English language studies on corporate environmental reporting in China. Critical Perspectives on Accounting, 28 (30-48).

doi: 10.1016/j.cpa.2014.10.001

2012 Yang, H. H. (121201). Western concepts, chinese context: A note on teaching accounting offshore. International Journal of Pedagogies and Learning, 7(1), (20-30).

doi: 10.5172/ijpl.2012.7.1.20

2011 Yang, H. (110101). Business Implications of Corporate Sustainability in an Emerging Country: Evidence from China. International Review of Business Research Papers, 2(1), (77-89).
Yang, H. H., & Clark, C. (700101). China's New Accounting Regime: its Implications for CPA Australia. Intheblack,

Research funding for the past 5 years

Please note:

  • Funding is ordered by the year the project commenced and may continue over several years.
  • Funding amounts for contact research are not disclosed to maintain commercial confidentiality.
  • The order of investigators is not indicative of the role they played in the research project.

Factors influencing Chinese students' academic success in an Australian university's pathway program: an empirical test.
From: Office for Learning and Teaching Research Grant
Investigators: Prof Alan Farley
For period: 2015-2017
$40,000

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
4 PhD Associate supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (4) Associate supervisor

Teaching activities & experience

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Jan 2019 - Jan 2019
Senior Lecturer and Accounting Program Director
La Trobe Business School, Department of Accounting and Data Analytics, La Trobe University
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 2019 -
Jan 2019
Senior Lecturer and Accounting Program Director
La Trobe Business School, Department of Accounting and Data Analytics, La Trobe University

Professional memberships

  • CPA, CPA Australia