Dr Sarah Osborne

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PhD (Finance) (The Australian National University), Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (The Australian National University), Graduate Certificate in Academic Practice (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours) (The Australian National University), LLB (The Australian National University), Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting, Finance) (The Australian National University)

Dr Sarah Osborne is a Lecturer of Financial Accountancy and Corporations Law in the School of Accountancy. Her research focuses on private equity transactions and the complexities of the mergers & acquisitions regulatory environment. Sarah’s other research and teaching interests include; insider trading and regulation, takeover bids, financial reporting, corporate finance and financial planning, environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and corporate law & government regulation.

Sarah has worked for the Australian Government and private legal practice. In addition, she has taught in higher education for 13 years, teaching at Australian Universities including; The Australian National University, University of Queensland and Bond University. Sarah has a keen interest in blended-learning, ensuring a practical student learning experience. She collaborates with colleagues at QUT and around Australia.

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Prior Teaching Experience

Senior Teaching Fellow (Bond University): Financial Accounting and Company Reporting (Undergraduate and Postgraduate – lecturer and coordinator).

Experienced Sessional Academic (The Australian National University): Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance (Postgraduate), Corporate Finance (Undergraduate), Financial Intermediation and Debt Markets (Undergraduate).

Sessional Academic (The University of Queensland): Financial Management (MBA program tutor), External Reporting Issues (Undergraduate), Financial Management (Undergraduate), Corporate Finance (Undergraduate).

Teaching Assistant (The University of Queensland): Financial Management (Undergraduate).

Associate Lecturer (The Australian National University): Financial Statistics (Postgraduate), Investments (Undergraduate), Principles of Taxation Law (Undergraduate,Tutorial Coordinator), Business Reporting and Analysis (Undergraduate, Tutorial Coordinator), Auditing (Undergraduate, Tutorial Coordinator).

Sessional Academic (The Australian National University): Business Reporting and Analysis (Undergraduate), Accounting Processes and Systems (Undergraduate), Auditing (Undergraduate).

Prior Real World Engagement 

Continuity Capital Partners (Private Equity Investments)

Bradley Allen Lawyers (Commercial Law and Conveyancing)

Australian Government, Attorney-General’s Department, Financial Services Group, Financial Management Branch (Strategic Financial Management)

Paralegal Youth Law Centre ACT

Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC Internship)

Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2020
Details
AFAANZ and Wiley 2019 Peter Brownell Manuscript Award for the article "Abnormal returns and asymmetric information surrounding strategic and financial acquisitions". The Peter Brownell Manuscript Award is awarded to the best article published in the Accounting and Finance Journal for that year.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2018
Details
AFAANZ 2018 Best Paper Award (Finance Other) - "The Asymmetric Private Information Mask: A Comparative Analysis of Private Equity Bids and Tender/Merger Offers".
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2018
Details
FIRN Women in Finance Conference: Runner Up for Best Pitch for "Riding the regulation wave: The cost of private equity regulation".
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2018
Details
AFAANZ ECR Grant ($5,000) for the research project "FinTech and Private Equity: A revolution or demise of investments?".
Type
Funding Award
Reference year
2018
Details
AJM Grand Challenges in the Asia-Pacific Region: Implications for Organizational Strategy and Management. Attendance grant ($1,000).
  • Reporting Practices of Modern Slavery Risk in Business Operation and Supply Chain
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Ellie Chapple
  • Quarterly reporting as a disclosure method of financial information for listed firms in Sri Lanka
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Professor Pamela Kent, Professor Julie-Anne Tarr
  • Corporate environmental sustainability and firm-specific risks: An examination of the association of environmental performance and proactivity with stock illiquidity, credit risk, and political risk
    PhD, Associate Supervisor
    Other supervisors: Dr Elisabeth Sinnewe, Professor Ellie Chapple