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Teaching interests

I am a Lecturer in Accounting at the University of Bath. Formerly, I held academic positions as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and Dissertation Supervisor at the University of Glasgow, as a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Teesside University and professional accountancy positions in the private sector in Sri Lanka.

I have teaching experience in the UK higher education sector with an especial focused on mainstream Financial Accounting and Reporting. My work provides a useful link between Business and Accounting, encouraging research and teaching collaborations.

Currently, I am the module leader for the following modules, Introduction to accounting, Fundamentals of accounting, Contemporary issues in accounting and finance practice, Auditing & accountability, Financial analysis and management

My scholarly research interests align with Social and Environmental Accounting, Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Rights and Accountability, Contemporary Issues in Accounting, Microfinance, SME Financing, Ethnic Minority Financing and Social Entrepreneurship. I am actively engaged in research activities and local and international project dissemination across various disciplines; involved with local communities, SMEs, public and private sector organisations

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Accounting and Finance, Doctor of Social Science, Assembling social and environmental accounts: a critical ANT study in a Sri Lankan bank. , University of Glasgow

1 Oct 201231 Jul 2017

Award Date: 21 Nov 2017

Accounting and Finance , Master of Science, MSc in Accounting and Finance (Distinction), University of Dundee

1 Oct 200831 Jul 2009

Award Date: 14 Oct 2009

Accounting and Finance, Bachelor of Social Science, BSc in Accounting (Special) Degree, University of Sri Jayewardenepura

14 Nov 200231 Oct 2006

Award Date: 24 Oct 2007


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