Professor Kim Langfield-Smith - Vice-Provost (Academic Performance)

As Vice-Provost (Academic Performance), Professor Kim Langfield-Smith is responsible for providing leadership to support the continuing improvement of Monash's academic reputation to meet its education and research goals. Her responsibilities are University-wide and include:

  • developing and implementing strategies to ensure a greater commitment to research and education quality
  • managing and improving the University's ERA submission and outcomes
  • exploring opportunities to improve Monash's rankings performance
  • work with faculties to develop improved individual academic performance standards
  • working with Human Resources to facilitate academic staff performance reviews and improve academic probation/confirmation policies and procedures.

Professional background

Professor Langfield-Smith's prior appointments at Monash include Deputy Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Business and Economics and Head of the Department of Accounting and Finance.

Kim has a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney, a Master of Economics from Macquarie University, and a PhD from Monash University. She is a fellow of CPA Australia (FCPA), a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia (FCA), and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).

Recent and current external appointments include:

  • Member of the Research Evaluation Committee for the Social, Behavioural and Economic Sciences (SBE) for ERA 2010
  • Chair, 2012 ERA Research Evaluation Committee for Economics and Commerce.
  • Member of the Business and Economics Panel for New Zealand's 2012 PBRF (Performance-based research fund) assessment
  • Chair, Professional Qualifications Advisory Committee and former chair of the Accreditation Advisory Committee of CPA Australia
  • Member of the International Accounting Education Standards Board (IAESB).

Academic interests

Professor Langfield-Smith researches in the area of management accounting – specifically, performance measurement systems, management control systems, and strategy. She has received three awards from the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) for her contribution to management accounting research.


Mr Nick Edwards
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Clayton campus
Telephone: +61 3 9902 0214