Wen Sharpe

LocationMt Helen,
Building B,
Phone03 5327 6690


Dr Wen Sharpe joined the Institute of Innovation, Science and Sustainability in January 2020. Her teaching interests are in the areas of auditing, corporate reporting, and corporate finance. Her research interests are mainly in inter-disciplinary capital markets research in corporate governance, auditing, corporate finance, and strategic decision-making.


  • PhD in Accounting, Deakin University
  • Master of Commerce, Deakin University
  • Bachelor of Commerce (Hons), Deakin University
  • Bachelor of Business, RMIT University

Teaching Interest

Auditing, corporate reporting, and management accounting


Research Interest

Corporate finance, corporate governance, auditing issues, and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs)

Working Papers

“Bank relationships and audit fees: Some evidence from private U.K. firms” (with P. Carey, F. Gul, and A. Majid). R&R for Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory

“Private versus public firms, Big 4 auditors and acquisition of debt” (with P. Carey, F. Gul, and HF. Zhang)

“CEO facial masculinity and auditor responses” (with F. Gul, and Z. Yang)

“CEO facial masculinity, corporate debt maturity, and financial misreporting” (with F. Gul, HF. Zhang, and K. Lai)

“The effect of CEO facial structure and voice pitch on analysts’ forecast optimism: A cautionary tale for investors” (with F. Gul, M, Mount, and K. Lai)

“CEO overconfidence, customer satisfaction, and firm value” (with and PM. Nguyen and S. Colombage)

“From Management to Marketing: CEO political ideology, customer satisfaction, and firm value” (with F. Gul, and M, Mount)

“Accounting conservatism and investment efficiency: Evidence from UK private firms (with S. Adwan and F. Gul)

“Information transparent disclosure and earnings management” (with F. Gul).


  • Member, CPA
  • Member, American Accounting Association
  • Member, European Accounting Association