Dr Robyn King
Robyn King
Senior Lecturer in Accounting
  • PhD (UQ Business School)
  • BCom (Hons), Accounting (The University of Queensland)
  • BCom, Accounting (The University of Queensland)
  • BPhty (The University of Queensland)
+61 7 334 68084
Room 455, Colin Clark Building, St. Lucia Campus

    Robyn’s teaching expertise is in management accounting at the introductory, advanced and post graduate levels. Her research interests include management control system design and use, with a particular interest in health care settings. Robyn’s prior work focussed on how management control system design varies with ownership of health care organisations. More recently the focus has shifted to management control system design and use in innovative organisations and not for profit settings. In conducting her research Robyn has worked closely with a number of Queensland hospital and health services, the Australian Association of Practice Management and privately held health care businesses.

    Research interests

    Contingency theory and management accounting systems in small and medium enterprises
    Investigation of the following research question: Does contingency theory explain the choice of management accounting system in small and medium enterprises (SME’s) with particular focus on Healthcare and is the choice of management accounting system related to financial performance?



    • 2007 Member Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand
    • 2001 Member Australian Association of Practice Managers


    2006 Thomas Brown and Sons Ltd prize for best thesis towards the BCom Honours degree.
    2003 Thomas Henry Nevitt Memorial Prize for most outstanding academic record BCom.
    2003 Admitted Dean’s Honour Role for BCom.

    Major research grants

    Title Agency Year Amount
    Investigating innovative health service redesign instigated by local Hospital and Health Service Boards and its impact on rural and remote communities UQ Collaboration and Industry Engagement Fund 2015-2016 $73,308