About the researcher

Ms. Charmayne Highfield

BBus(Acc) UTS, GradCertUnivTeach&Learn CSU, MCom(Acc) CSU, PhD CSU

Email: charmayne@enya-lea.com

Postal: GPO Box 2565, Sydney NSW 2001

Charmayne has over 20 years experience as a business manager in the private sector, with 11 years in private health administration, as well as eight years teaching at universities in Australia and Singapore. In addition to her commercial and teaching experience, Charmayne was the founding company secretary at the Baird Institute for Heart and Lung Surgical Research in Australia, and remains a supporter of this organisation's work.

Professionally, Charmayne is a Fellow of CPA Australia and the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants, as well as an Associate Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, and a Member of the Singapore Institute of Management.

In 2013, Charmayne earned her doctorate from Charles Sturt University for investigating how Australian accountants perceive organisational justice (fairness in the workplace), particularly those accountants working in public practice in rural and regional Australia.

Also in 2013, Charmayne joined the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC) as a senior technical reviewer. The SAC collaborates with local and international communities to drive accountancy excellence in the Asia-Pacific region through talent development, professional qualification, research, and thought leadership. As technical reviewer, Charmayne is part of the team responsible for evaluating the learning materials and examination documentation for the Singapore QP (Qualification Programme).  The Singapore QP provides a pathway for the training, qualification, and recognition of those aspiring to become Chartered Accountants of Singapore.


Highfield, C. (2013). How do accountants perceive fairness in the workplace? An Australian perspective.

Highfield, C. and Bisman, J.E. (2012). The road less travelled: An overview and example of constructivist research in accounting. Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, 6(5), 3-22.