Dr Pavithra Siriwardhane
Pavithra gained experience as a chartered accountant working in the financial services industry prior to joining academe. She has been employed in higher education since 2001 and had worked at the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka prior to joining School of Accounting at RMIT University in 2007. She teaches accounting theory and ethics at postgraduate level and has had the honour of receiving a number of teaching excellence awards.
Pavithra’s current research interests are focused on accountability in diverse settings including human rights and corporate accountability, gender issues in accounting and accounting education. She had received many internal and external research grants.
Currently, Pavithra holds the position of reconciliation facilitator of the School of Accounting for the Business College’s Ngulu Reconciliation Committee (NRC) that maintains a just and equal relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians and for the RMIT community to deepen its understanding of Indigenous self-determination.