Dr Leanda Garvie | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Leanda Garvie

PhD UniSC, MPA S.Qld., BAppSc Qld.UT, BAppSc (Hons) Qld.UT

  • Associate Lecturer, Accounting
  • School of Business and Creative Industries
Office location
Sunshine Coast
Leanda Garvie

Leanda Garvie joined the School of Business at the University of the Sunshine Coast in February 2017.

Following an early career in science in diverse fields including animal ecology, horticulture research and molecular biology, Leanda gained qualifications and pursued a career in accounting. As an accountant, Leanda has worked for a range of businesses on the Sunshine Coast including a large multinational company involved in horticulture research and production. Leanda is passionate about educational digital resources and has supported the development of countless digital resources as an educational consultant for digital providers including Education Services Australia and ClickView.

Having recently completed an interdisciplinary PhD in collaboration with UniSC's Forest Research Institute, Leanda looks forward to applying her foundational knowledge and skills in accounting, finance and economics to solving real-world problems associated with forest wood products, carbon mitigation, climate change accounting and the transition to a sustainable bioeconomy.

As well, Leanda continues to work alongside here SBCI accounting and business colleagues, teaching and course coordinating accounting and business courses, and engaging in research projects of similar interest.

Awards and Grants

  • Gottstein Trust Wood Science Scholarship, Steve Stevenson Memorial Trust (SSMT) Fund, $5000, 2022
  • Research Potential Fund, School of Business and Creative Industries, $5000, 2022
  • First Year Experience Grant Scheme, UniSC, $4000
  • Learning and Teaching Award, USC Business School, 2019
  • Foundations of University Teaching, USC, 2017
  • Golden Key International Honour Society, USQ Qld Chapter, 2009
  • Postgraduate Equity Scholarship, USQ, 2007

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Research profiles


  • Garvie, L. (2023). Forest residues for renewable carbon in the Australian bioeconomy [University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland]. https://doi.org/10.25907/00789 
  • Garvie, L., Joubert, M., & Jones, G. (2022). The Application of Critical Discourse Analysis to Explore the use of Language and Speech Acts in a Public Sector Accountability Process. Australasian Accounting Business & Finance Journal, 16(4), 201–217. https://doi.org/10.14453/aabfj.v16i4.11

Teaching areas

  • Accounting Principles
  • Contemporary Issues in Accounting
  • Sustainability

Leanda Garvie’s specialist areas of knowledge include accounting especially accounting theory, sustainability accounting, and accounting education; as well as carbon accounting, waste-to-energy, forest-based bioeconomy, and forest bioenergy.

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