Sue is an active researcher, firstly, in her primary, discipline-related area of superannuation, having completed her doctorate at the University of Melbourne on superannuation regulation. Sue's cross-discipline and cross-university research within the Australian Superannuation Industry has resulted in the acceptance of her joint paper with Professor Julie-Anne Tarr (QUT) and Associate Professor Anthony Asher (UNSW), “Accountability in Regulatory Reform: Australia’s Superannuation Industry Paradox”, in the Federal Law Review. This journal is ranked as an ABDC: A* journal.
Second, Sue is also actively engaged in accounting education research. Her current research outcomes in both these areas are summarised below under the Works heading. Sue has also been widely recognised for her contribution to teaching which includes three Vice-Chancellor’s Performance Awards and a current, Vice-Chancellor's 2017 nomination for outstanding and sustained achievements in work and activities that align with the University's vision, strategic goals and Real World Capabilities. A summary of the most current awards received by Sue are listed below.
While at QUT, Sue has also been extensively involved in: developing and implementing the School of Accountancy’s generic skills program; teaching in both Financial Accounting and Financial Accounting Issues; and establishing two new subjects in International Accounting at both the UG and PG levels which focus on current international business issues in: IFRS-based, external financial accounting, reporting, disclosure, regulation and enforcement – across the major cultural groupings of Anglo Saxon, Germanic/Latin, Asian, the Middle East and Africa; international comparative auditing, international corporate governance, international taxation and major foreign currency and hedging issues.
Sue's Current, Accounting/International Business Research has been based on the development of an Integrated Curriculum, Assessment Design and In-Class Group Work Framework - known as the Bridging Cultures Model which seeks to address the current tensions within the Higher Education Sector between standardisation and measurability and the development of creative and reflective learners. This integrated curriculum, assessment and in-class group work models enhances the development of both fundamental cognitive competencies and social and cross-cultural skills, including emotional resilience and empathy.
Supported by strategic collaborations with both academic and industry-based experts in the fields of curriculum and assessment design, reflective strategies and metacognition approaches, e-based technology and psychological safety and cultural competency skills, Sue believes, the Bridging Cultures model delivers important 21st Century capacities as well as the more traditional Accounting/International Business capacities for all students. This model was the focus of a major presentation at the Oxford University's Education Research Symposium in March 2017 and an invited paper for Oxford University which is currently under review.
2017 - Current Nominee for the QUT Vice-Chancellor's Awards for Excellence - conferred to individuals or teams in recognition of sustained exceptional performance.
2016/17 - QUT Business School Nominee for the Australian Awards for University Teaching - Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning - Progressed Through to Final Development Round.
2016 - Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
2016/17 - Completed Eight Reviews for International Journals in Higher Education - including for the: European Journal of Higher Education; Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education; and Reflective Practice.
2015 - Awarded the 2015 QUT Best Higher Education Publication Interdisciplinary Award - Dr Sue Taylor (Lead Author), Professor Mary Ryan (Faculty of Education, QUT - KG), Senior Fellow Jon Pearce (University of Melbourne - Department of Information Technology)
2015 - Showcase of Excellent Leadership, Policy and/or Practice - Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia 2015 - Learning for Life and Work in a Complex World Tuesday, 7th July - Title - Enhancing student learning utilising web-based technology, peer review feedback and reflective practices: A learning community approach to assessment (#38) Sue M Taylor, Mary E Ryan, Jon Pearce
2015 - QUT Vice Chancellor's Performance Award - 2015 - In recognition of a significant and superior contribution to the work of the university.
2009, 2011, 2014 - Uni Super University Lecturer of the Year Awards - Top Ten QUT Lecturers