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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 20 years in various roles, junior lecturer, lecturer, senior lecturer, and was the Head of department (Acting) from May 2019 – March 2021 to fifteen staff members and over 3 000 students in the Department of Financial Accounting at the Durban University of Technology (DUT), Durban, RSA. My teaching area straddles across Cost and management accounting and Financial accounting at undergraduate level. In addition, I was the curriculum development leader for the Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting which will possibly be offered in 2023. My PhD was completed with the support of two research awarded scholarships; NRF (Department of Science and Technology) 2018 and DUT Postgraduate Grant 2017. In addition, towards the latter part of 2018, I was awarded another research scholarship from NRF - FRF 2019. I have presented academic papers at international conference as well as locally, co-author to a Decolonized Financial Accounting book, published for conference proceeding, and several DHET accredited journals. I am an internal reviewer for FRC, FREC, and an internal and external reviewer to National Research Foundation (NRF), peer reviewer to Routledge -Taylor & Francis journal, and external examiner for Master studies. I am currently supervising Master in Accounting students in the broad fields of Ethics, Accounting Education, Environmental Accounting & Sustainability, 4th Industrial Revolution, and SMEs. My research area cuts across the disciplines of Financial accounting (IFRS based); Auditing - Corporate governance, Applied ethics, Ethical leadership, Educational leadership, and Employee engagement. I am also a team leader for a COIL project which is an international research collaboration with Coventry University (UK) to promote research in the Accounting cluster at DUT. I was selected to be part of the Responsible Research and Innovation Networked Globally (RRING) research project supported by Europe Union (EU), which is a collaborative global community of researchers who focus on the best practices for research and science. I was privileged to be identified by the Research and Doctoral Leadership Academy (RADLA) to be part of the National Research Foundation (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 Educational leadership and management.