Dr Michael Kend’s research interests include financial reporting, the market for audit services, and capital markets research. He is a research fellow of the Australian National Centre for Audit and Assurance Research (ANCAAR). He is a former accounting lecturer at ANU (2003 to July 2007), and a former convenor of the Australian Auditing Research Forum held annually at ANU since 2003. He has published in the areas of segment reporting, auditing expertise and corporate law reforms. He has been awarded several grants including from the CPA Australia grant scheme, ARC Linkage and the AFAANZ research grants.