Professor Paul Rouse

PhD, MCom Accounting (1st Class Hons), BCom Accounting, CA

Research | Current

Paul Rouse's research area is performance and productivity measurement with specialist applications to transport, education and health. Current research includes simulation and artificial data sets, complexity, cost and performance in hospitals and revenue and cost management systems.

Teaching | Current

  • 2014    ACCTG 323    Performance Measurement and Evaluation
  • 2014    ACCTG 721    Research in Revenue and Cost Management


  • 2010 Faculty Research Excellence Award for Research Relevance through Impact on Pedagogy, Policy and / or Practice.
  • Department of Accounting and Finance Teaching Award.
  • 1995 New Zealand Society of Accountants Research PhD Scholarship ($3,000).
  • 1992 Transit New Zealand Doctoral Scholarship ($30,000).
  • 1974 Fowlds Memorial Prize in Commerce; Chamber of Commerce Scholarship.

Areas of expertise

  • Costing systems
  • Data envelopment analysis (DEA)
  • Health performance and case mix
  • Performance measurement systems
  • Road maintenance management

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • 2014 Co-Editor Pacific Accounting Review
  • 2012 Regional Associate Editor for the Asian region: Journal of Centrum Cathedra.
  • 2010 Associate Editor Journal of Data Envelopment Analysis.
  • 2010 Associate Editor Pacific Accounting Review.
  • 2007 Organiser of the inaugural New Zealand Management Accounting Conference "Small Country Big Laboratory", April, 2007 Auckland.
  • 2013 Panel member for committee to review the Bachelor of Health Science, School of Population Health.
  • 2011 Present Chair Advisory Group to Head of Accounting and Finance Department.
  • 2008 Present Chair A&F Teaching & Learning Committee.
  • Department of Accounting and Finance Academic Leader on the BBIM.
  • Head of Management Accounting area in Department of Accounting and Finance.
  • New Zealand Vice Chancellors Committee Representative on NZ Qualifications Authority.
  • Member of Chartered Accountants College, New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and Operations Research Society of New Zealand.
  • Council member of Operations Research Society of New Zealand.

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Parsons, M., Rouse, P., Sajtos, L., Harrison, J., Parsons, J., & Gestro, L. (2018). Developing and utilising a new funding model for home-care services in New Zealand. Health & social care in the community, 26 (3), 345-355. 10.1111/hsc.12525
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Parsons, Matthew Parsons, Laszlo Sajtos, Julie Harrison
  • Broadbent, E., Garrett, J., Jepsen, N., Li Ogilvie, V., Ahn, H. S., Robinson, H., ... Pillai, A. (2018). Using Robots at Home to Support Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Journal of medical Internet research, 20 (2)10.2196/jmir.8640
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Bruce MacDonald, Elizabeth Broadbent, Ho Seok AHN, Kathy Peri, Ngaire Kerse, Avinesh Pillai
  • Opara, M., & Rouse, P. (2018). The perceived efficacy of public-private partnerships: A study from Canada. Critical Perspectives on Accounting10.1016/
  • McKenna, B., Skipworth, J., Tapsell, R., Pillai, K., Madell, D., Simpson, A., ... Rouse, P. (2018). Impact of an assertive community treatment model of care on the treatment of prisoners with a serious mental illness. Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists10.1177/1039856217748247
  • Parsons, M., Parsons, J., Rouse, P., Pillai, A., Mathieson, S., Parsons, R., ... Kenealy, T. (2017). Supported discharge teams for older people in hospital acute care hospital: A randomised controlled trial. Age and Ageing10.1093/ageing/afx179
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Matthew Parsons, John Parsons, Timothy Kenealy, Avinesh Pillai
  • Hasannasab M, Margaritis, D., Roshdi, I., & Rouse, P. (2017). A cone programming approach for solving the hyperbolic distance function. Paper presented at 2017 CEPA International Workshop on Performance Analysis, Brisbane, Austrailia. 2 November - 3 November 2017.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Maryam Hasannasab, Dimitris Margaritis
  • Zharfpeykan, R. (2017). Sustainability performance evaluation using sustainability reports. Paper presented at University of Auckland PhD conference 2017, Auckland, New Zealand. 30 October - 30 October 2017.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Ramona Zharfpeykan, Davood Askarany
  • Lao, C., Edlin, R., Rouse, P., Brown, C., Holmes, M., Gilling, P., & Lawrenson, R. (2017). The cost-effectiveness of active surveillance compared to watchful waiting and radical prostatectomy for low risk localised prostate cancer. BMC Cancer, 17 (1).10.1186/s12885-017-3522-z
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Richard Edlin, Peter Gilling

Contact details

Primary office location

Level 5, Room 5119
New Zealand