John has been an academic for more than 12 years and he is currently a Professor of Accounting and Finance at Macquarie University, Sydney, and a part-time Associate Professor in the Department of Management at the University of Bologna. Prior to completing his PhD in 2008, he worked for over 15 years as an independent business consultant across a wide range of industries. His PhD, titled Intellectual Capital in Action: Australian Studies, won the prestigious Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award in 2008 in the Knowledge Management category. His research activity spans intellectual capital, non-financial accounting and reporting, innovation, modern slavery, qualitative research methods, and academic writing. His research has close links to management, accounting and scholarly practice. Since commencing his thesis in 2006, he has have achieved an outstanding record as the author or co-author of more than 100 peer-reviewed academic journal articles in prestigious journals, such as The Journal of Business Ethics, Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, The British Accounting Review, Journal of Intellectual Capital, Public Management Review, Financial Accountability and Management, and Accounting & Finance. His co-authors are native to many different countries including Australia, Italy, USA, Canada, Russia, and China, and his current research projects include studies in Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, Russia, and Europe. John won the Outstanding Paper Award for the Journal of Intellectual Capital (2017), and four Highly Commended Paper awards from the Journal of Intellectual Capital (2008, 2013, 2014 and 2015), two from the Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change (2014, 2016), and one from the Journal of Knowledge Management (2016). He has two Citations of Excellence Award (2015, 2016) from Emerald Journals. He has also won Outstanding Reviewer Awards from the VINE journal (2013), the Journal of Accounting and Organizational Change (2015 & 2020), and the Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (2016). In 2019 he was recognised by The Australian newspaper as Australia’s Field Leader in Accounting and Taxation: https://specialreports.theaustralian.com.au/1540291/11/. Additionally, he has been recognised by Stanford University study as one of the top 2% of scientists in the world for 2019 and lifetime. Full story and methodology found here https://journals.plos.org/plosbiology/article?id=10.1371/journal.pbio.3000918. Finally, he is an Associate Editor of the Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal and Meditari Accountancy Research, and Deputy Editor of Accounting & Finance.