PROF Naomi Soderstrom

PROF Naomi Soderstrom


  • Empirical Managerial Accounting (Sustainability, management accounting)
  • Sustainability Accountng



  • Dr. Naomi Soderstrom is Deputy Head of Department and Professor of Managerial Accounting. She joined the Department of Accounting in 2012. Naomi received her PhD in Accounting and Information Systems from Northwestern University. Her primary research areas are managerial accounting and sustainability accounting. Naomi's work has appeared in major journals including Journal of Accounting and Economics, Journal of Accounting Research, The Accounting Review, Journal of the American Medical Association, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Management Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance, and Journal of Accounting and Public Policy in the U.S. and Accounting Organizations and Society and the European Accounting Review in Europe. She is Editor of the Journal of Managerial Accounting Research and on the editorial boards of several other journals. She is a member of professional organisations on thee continents, as well as the academic honor societies, Phi Beta Kappa and Beta Gamma Sigma. Prior to joining the University of Melbourne, Dr. Soderstrom taught at the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of Washington and the University of Colorado at Denver. Naomi has also been a Visiting Professor at the Indian School of Business, University of Maastricht (Maastricht, Netherlands), IE Business School (Madrid, Spain), the University of Mannheim (Mannheim, Germany) and the Stuttgart Institute of Management and Technology (Stuttgart, Germany).   


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • $349,350 ARC Linkage Grant, “Carbon accounting for managed urban environments: creating a conceptual process-based model” (with B. Potter, P. Coram, I. Woodrow, D. Cantrill, and G. Magarey), 2013-2016.

    $15,000 CIMA Research Grant, “Corporate Governance and Risk Management: Implications for Management Accounting and Control Systems” (with M. Abernethy and J. Grafton), 2013.

    $5,000 University of Boulder Accounting MS Program Grant for integration of research into curriculum, 2011.

    $15,000 Sustainability Research Grant, Leeds School of Business, 2010.

    Excellence in Leadership Program Fellow, 2009-2010.

    $12,000 Innovative Learning and Teaching Grant, from University of Colorado at Boulder to develop Jeopardy games to enhance student learning in managerial accounting classes (with F. Selto, C. Burns, and H. Chen), 2009

    $3,800 from FZID, University of Hohenheim to study efficiency of high-cost cost centers in tertiary care medicine, 2007.

    $3,500 EKS & H Research Award, 2007

    $5,000 Auditing Alchemy, Inc. Grant, from PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2005.

    $2,500 from the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants to study the impact of outsourcing on physician groups 1999.

    $5,000 from the Colorado Society of Certified Public Accountants to study accounting issues associated with nuclear decommissioning costs 1998.

    $10,000 from Environmental Protection Agency to sponsor an Environmental Accounting Research Conference in June 1995.

    $165,178 from the Western Network Partnership for Healthcare Management Research (with Conrad, Klastorin, Lessler, Sullivan and Wickizer) 1991.   


Education and training

  • Ph.D., Northwestern University 1990
  • M.S., Northwestern University 1986
  • B.A., Reed College 1981

Awards and honors

  • Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, 2017
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, 2009-2010, Instituto de Empresa, 2009
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, 2008-2009, Instituto de Empresa, 2008



Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • Major focus is on empirical managerial accounting, with emphasis on corporate social responsibility disclosure and measurement issues and the health care industry.