Dr Abdel Halabi

Position: Program manager,
Master of Professional Accounting
Phone: 5122 6646


  • Business (Accounting) - Bachelor - Bendigo CAE 1984
  • Education (Secondary) - Postgraduate diploma - Melbourne College of Advanced Education 1985
  • Business (Accounting) - Postgraduate diploma - Warrnambool IAE, Deakin University 1992
  • Business (Accounting) Master by coursework - Monash University 1996
  • Accounting - Doctorate by research - Monash University 2004


Abdel is a senior lecturer in accounting at the Federation Business School, Gippsland Campus. Prior to Federation University, Abdel was employed at Monash University Gippsland Campus, and entered university from a background of secondary education teaching.

Abdel has taught in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Malaysia. He was also an Associate Professor at the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa (2010 – 2012). Abdel has held leadership positions such as Discipline Head of Accounting (Gippsland); Higher Degrees by Research Co-ordinator and Gippsland Campus based Research Committee.


Abdel's research interests include Accounting Education, Accounting History, Accounting for Sporting Clubs and Islamic Banking.


Current supervision:

Program of study: (Doctorate by research)

Thesis title: Australian indigenous NFP organisations and their use of accounting information.

Supervisors: Halabi, A (Main), Kober, R (Associate), Mcnicholas, P (Associate).

Completed supervision:

Student: Dyt, R.

Program of study: The recording and use of financial information in small business. (Masters) 2008.

Supervisors: Halabi, A (Joint-Co), Barrett, R (Joint).


Full Publication List

Book chapters

Halabi, A., 2008, Accounting for junior football clubs, in Behind the Play: Football in Australia, eds Peter Burke and June Senyard, Maribyrnong Press, Hawthorn Vic Australia, pp. 63-70.

Frost, L., Halabi, A., 2008, The Country Football Club: Measuring its success as a community institution, in Behind the Play: Football in Australia, eds Peter Burke and June Senyard, Maribyrnong Press, Hawthorn Vic Australia, pp. 73-88.

Halabi, A.K., Ridzwa, A.H., Shanmugam, B., 2004, Growth of Islamic banking in Australia, in Islamic Banking: An International Perspective, eds Bala Shanmugam, Vignesen Perumal and Alfieya Hanuum Ridzwa, UPM Press, Malaysia, pp. 1-10.

Journal articles

Halabi, A. (2015) "Australian rural accountants' views on how locally provided CPD compares with city-based provision" Accounting Education: An International Journal, 24(6), 539-554. (ABDC, B; ERA 2010, B)

Halabi, A., & Carroll B. (2015) "Increasing the usefulness of farm financial information and management: A qualitative study from the accountant's perspective" Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management, 10(3), 227-242. (ABDC, B; ERA 2010, B)

Papageorgiou, K, and Halabi, A. (2014) "Factors contributing toward student performance in a distance education accounting degree" Meditari Accountancy Research, 22(2), 211-223. (ABDC, C; ERA 2010, C)

Halabi, A.K., Essop, A., Carmichael, T., Steyn, B (2014) Preliminary evidence of a relationship between the use of online learning and academic performance in a South African first-year university accounting course, Africa Education Review, 11(2), 164-182. (ERA 2010, C)

Halabi, A. (2014) "Examining the satisfaction levels of continual professional
development provided by a rural accounting professional body" Australian and International Journal of Rural Education, 24(2), 59-70. (ERA 2010, B)

Frost, L., Lightbody, M. & Halabi, A. (2013). "Expanding social inclusion in community sports organizations: evidence from rural Australian Football clubs" Journal of Sport Management, 27, 453–466. (ABDC, A*; ERA 2010, A*)

Halabi, A., Frost, L. & Lightbody, M. (2012). "Football history off the field: utilising financial reports to challenge long held 'myths' about the history of the Carlton Football Club" Accounting History, 17(1), 63-82. (ABDC, B; ERA 2010, A)

Colombage, S.R., & Halabi, A.K. (2012). Asymmetry of information and the finance-growth nexus in Emerging Markets – Empirical evidence using VECM analysis, Journal of Developing Areas, 46(1), 133-146. (ABDC, B; ERA 2010, B)

Ekatah, I., Samy, M., Bampton R., & Halabi, A.K (2011). The relationship between Corporate Social Responsibility and profitability: The case of Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Corporate Reputation Review, 14(4), 249-261.

Johnson, G., & Halabi, A.K., (2011). The Accounting undergraduate capstone experience: The Accounting Undergraduate Capstone: Promoting Synthesis, Reflection, Transition, and Competencies. Journal of Education for Business, 86(5), 266-273.

Association and memberships

  • Editorial board of Issues in Accounting Education, Meditari (Accounting Research) and Sporting Traditions.
  • CPA Australia's Gippsland Branch.
  • Member of the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand.