Dr Clare Markham

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Lecturer School of Accounting and Commercial Law


Teaching in 2020


Clare Markham graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2009 with a BCA (Honours) in Accounting. She is currently working on her PhD and tutoring in ACCY225 Accounting Information Systems, where she also uses her previous experience in auditing and IT project management. She also lectures and tutors in ACCY223 Management Accounting.

Clare’s PhD research focuses on the affective and emotional dimensions of the authority of cost-benefit analysis in public policy decision-making. She is undertaking a qualitative case-study into narratives of cost and cost-benefit in the public policy decisions and surrounding public debate in New Zealand over the funding of Herceptin for early HER2-positive breast cancer between 2006 and 2008, analysing the results using a post-structural critical discourse theory approach.

Research interests

  • management accounting
  • critical accounting
  • discourse theory approaches.


Markham, C. & Brown, J. (2014). ‘Our Women Are Worth It’: a feminist critique of two counter-narratives on valuing women in the Herceptin debate. Presented by discussant at the Critical Perspectives on Accounting Conference, Toronto, Canada, 7 July 2014.


Teaching in 2020