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ANRUSHA BHANA
- anrushab@dut.ac.za -
anrusha1@gmail.com Joined February 25, 2021
Main Expertise
Education and Training
Other expertise
Government and Public Administration
City
Durban
Nationality
South Africa
Highest Educational Qualification
Doctorate or higher
Biographical Info
I am an academic who has served 21 years in various roles, junior lecturer, lecturer, senior lecturer, and was the Head of Department (Acting) from May 2019-March 2021 to 15 staff members and over 3 000 students in the Department of Fin. Acc. at Durban University of Technology (DUT), SA. During COVID-19, when information was erratic and changed all the time, as the HoD (Acting) I worked through the many nights & weekends with staff to ensure that the 2020 academic year was completed. My teaching area straddles across Fin. Acc., Cost & Man. Acc., and Research methods at BTech level. My PhD was completed with the support of two research awarded scholarships; NRF (Department of Science and Technology) 2018 and DUT Postgraduate Grant 2017, and towards the latter part of 2018 I was awarded another scholarship from NRF (FRF) for 2019. In addition, I published five DHET accredited articles from my PhD. I have presented academic papers at international conference as well as locally, author to a decolonized Fin. Accounting book, published in conference proceeding and several DHET accredited journals. I am an internal reviewer at DUT, and an internal/external referee for National Research Foundation (NRF), peer reviewer to Routledge -Taylor & Francis journal & other DHET accredited journals, and an external examiner. I am currently supervising Master in Acc. students in the broad research fields of Ethics, Accounting Education, 4IR, and SMEs. My research area cuts across the disciplines of Financial accounting (IFRS based), Corporate governance, Applied ethics, Ethical leadership, Educational leadership and management, Environmental Accounting, Entrepreneurial research. I am a team leader for a COIL project, a research collaboration with Coventry University (UK) at DUT. I was selected to be part of the Responsible Research and Innovation Networked Globally (RRING) research project in 2021 supported by Europe Union (EU), which is a collaborative global community of researchers who focus on the best practices for research and science. Further, I was selected to be a member of EDHE CoP for National Entrepreneurship Research 2022 by USAf. In addition, I am the only Accounting academic who was privileged to be identified by the Research and Doctoral Leadership Academy (RADLA) in 2021 to be part of the NRF Rating journey. As an academic, researcher and Professional Accountant (SA), I have a passion for the theoretical and practical aspects of Financial accounting, Auditing, Higher Education leadership and management.