Kalani, a third-year PhD candidate at the Institute for Sustainable Industries & Liveable Cities (ISILC), is actively engaged in research concerning external debt and risk assessments within South Asia. Her work aims to shed light on the intricate dynamics of external debt and its potential implications for the region.

Hailing originally from Sri Lanka, Kalani embarked on her academic journey in Melbourne in 2018, pursuing a Master of Professional Accounting at Federation University. During her time as a masters student, she demonstrated exceptional leadership skills by serving as a student mentor and senior buddy, providing guidance and support to her peers. After completing her masters degree, she continued her academic pursuit at Victoria University, where she is currently engaged in her PhD studies.

In addition to her doctoral research, Kalani actively contributes to the academic community as a sessional academic staff member at Victoria University. She takes on the responsibilities of teaching and coordinating units for Victoria University and being part of the Transnational Education (TNE) partnership involving the National School of Business Management (NSBM) in Sri Lanka, Liaoning University in China and Malaysia.

Kalani can assist with:

  • quantitative research design
  • statistics and data analysis such as SPSS, Eviews and STATA
  • QUEST – Ethics applications
  • candidature research proposal applications
  • university library research databases
  • reference management – EndNote
  • URKUND plagiarism reporting
  • document/chapter/thesis formatting and professional PowerPoint design
  • university policies and procedures.


Contact details

Kalani is available for online appointments only. Book an appointment with Kalani.

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