Professor of Accounting & Assurance
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Ann Vanstraelen is Full Professor of Accounting and Assurance Services at Maastricht University and serves as Head of the department of Accounting and Information Management. She is co-coordinator of the GSBE research theme: Culture, Ethics and Leadership. Her research interests relate to the broad field of auditing and assurance services, governance, corporate reporting and disclosure, with a specific focus on the quality of accounting and auditing practices.
She has been involved in several research projects including commissioned research by ACCA, IFAC and the European Commission. Ann Vanstraelen has published in leading academic journals including The Accounting Review, Contemporary Accounting Research, and Review of Accounting Studies. She serves as an editor of Auditing: A Journal of Practice and Theory and is member of several editorial boards.
Ann Vanstraelen is actively involved in the European Accounting Association in various functions, including national representative of the Netherlands, member of the Standing Scientific Committee, and chair of the organizing committee of the 2016 EAA Conference in Maastricht.
She was a visiting professor at KULeuven, London School of Economics, Stanford University, and University of New South Wales.
Research interest: Auditing and assurance services, governance, corporate reporting and disclosure