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Two revered professors from the UWA Business School have had their achievements recognised by the Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ).
Emeritus Professor Philip Brown and Emeritus Professor Izan have had scholarships named in their honour by the AFAANZ Doctoral Education Network (AFDEN).
The scholarships are designed to assist Accounting and Finance doctoral candidates from across Australia with the cost of travel associated with attending coursework units hosted by various universities.
Up to three Philip Brown AFDEN Travel Scholarships and three Izan AFDEN Scholarships will be awarded each year.
Emeritus Professor Philip Brown co-authored a paper that revolutionised global understanding of the impact of corporate disclosure on share prices, helped develop UWA's MBA course, and was an inaugural inductee into Australia's Accounting Hall of Fame. He was also appointed joint Presidential Scholar for 2012 by the American Accounting Association and, in the same year, made a Member of the Order of Australia.
Emeritus Professor Izan served as Deputy Dean of the UWA Business School from 2003 to September 2013. She first joined UWA in 1981 and in 1990, E/Professor Izan became the first woman in Australia to be appointed Professor in the disciplines of accounting and finance. She retired from the University in July 2014, and was awarded the Chancellor’s Medal in March 2015 for her service contributions.