Moving from diversity to inclusion in accounting education
Dr Kerry Bodle
Department of Accounting Finance and Economics, Griffith University
Indigenising our Curriculum and embedding Graduate Attributes “Cultural capability working with First Australians”
Dr Bodle contributes to the ongoing development of research into First Peoples in areas including business failure, financial literacy, and business and education fields. She was successfully awarded an ARC Indigenous Discovery research grant titled ‘Empowering Indigenous businesses through improved financial literacy’ which aims to compare the level of financial and commercial literacy of Indigenous and non-Indigenous small business owners.
Dr Bodle has been active within the tertiary Indigenous education sphere with the first innovative Indigenous business course designed to engage students in authentic and meaningful ways to develop their cultural competency.
Dr Bodle’s contributions to knowledge have increasingly influenced industry professionals, government policy-makers and educators around Australia.