Associate Professor Sergeja Slapnicar

Associate Professor in Accounting

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law

Associate Professor in Accounting

School of Business
Faculty of Business, Economics and Law


Sergeja Slapničar is Associate Professor of Accounting within the UQ Business School. In her recent research, she focuses on financial quantification of cyber risk, cyber risk management, governance and assurance. She has published in many top accounting journals such as Accounting, Organizations and Society, Management Accounting Research, European Accounting Review, Journal of Management Accounting Research, European Financial Management, International Journal of Accounting Information Systems and others. She is the Associate Editor of Global Journal of Flexible Systems Management, a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Management Control, and Behavioral Research in Accounting. Sergeja is a passionate educator and a recipient of 2022 Teaching Excellence Award of the UQ Faculty BEL on "Enhancing Employability" and 2023 UQ Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning.

She has extensive Board experience by serving as a non-executive Director in a systemic bank in Eurozone; in a multinational pharmaceutical corporation, on the Board of the Slovenian Agency for Public Oversight of Auditing, as a Chairwoman of the settlement committee in owners' disputes (Slovenia) and as an independent member in audit and remuneration committees of various public interest entities (the Slovenian Bad Bank among others). She has trained over 1,000 executive and non-executive directors in accounting, finance and cyber security risk management at the Slovenian Directors Association. She has advised organisations on risk management and frequently presents at industry events. Prior to her employment at the UQ Business School (in 2018), Sergeja was a Professor at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. She is a member of CPA Australia, and ISACA; and serves on the Education Committee of the Institute of Internal Auditors Australia.

Research Interests

  • Governance and performance measurement of cyber security
  • Experimental research in accounting


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Book Chapter

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Other Outputs

  • Abeysooriya, Sasenka, Akhlaghpour, Saeed, Bongiovanni, Ivano, Dowsett, Dallas, Grotowski, Joseph, Holm, Mike, Kim, Dan, Ko, Ryan, Phillips, Andelka M., Slapnicar, Sergeja, Stockdale, David, Swinson, John, Thonon, Geoffroy, Utting, Mark, Walker-Munro, Brendan and Willoughby, Shannon (2023). Discussion Paper: 2023-2030 Australian Cyber Security Strategy. UQ CYBER and AUSCERT.

  • Tsen, Elinor, Ko, Ryan and Slapnicar, Sergeja (2020). Dataset of data breaches and ransomware attacks over 15 years from 2004. The University of Queensland. (Dataset) doi: 10.14264/dfe5027

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Completed Supervision