Section: Overview
Overview
Key publications
Research funding
Supervising & teaching
Career

Key details

Areas of expertise

  • Corporate governance and performance
  • Corporate reporting
  • Environmental social and governance disclosure
  • Public sector governance
  • Auditing and assurance

Available to supervise research students

Not available for media queries

About Chitra DeSilva

Dr Chitra De Silva Lokuwaduge is a Lecturer in Accounting at Victoria University, Melbourne. She has over 25 years' experience teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students in Sri Lanka and Australia. Her PhD thesis researched governance and performance of Australian universities. Chitra's research interests include corporate governance, corporate reporting, corporate social responsibility and environmental social and governance (ESG) reporting and assurance.

Chitra received a grant from Accounting & Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand (AFAANZ) to organise the Environmental Social and Governance for Sustainability Colloquium at Victoria University Business School in October 2019.

Qualifications

  • PhD, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
  • GCTE, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia
  • MCom, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka
  • PGDip in Business Mgt, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • BSc Business Administration Hons., University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

Key publications

Year Citation
2015 Lokuwaduge, C. DS., & Armstrong, A. (150101). The impact of governance on the performance of the higher education sector in Australia. Educational Management Administration and Leadership, 43(5), (811-827).

doi: 10.1177/1741143214535740

2014 De, Silva., & Armstrong, A. (140725). The impact of governance on the performance of the higher education sector in Australia. Educational Management Administration & Leadership,

doi: 10.1177/1741143214535740

Research funding for the past 5 years

Funding details for this researcher are currently unavailable.

Supervision of research students at VU

Available to supervise research students

Not available for media queries

Currently supervised research students at VU

No. of students Study level Role
3 PhD Associate supervisor
1 PhD Principal supervisor

Currently supervised research students at VU

Students & level Role
PhD (3) Associate supervisor
PhD (1) Principal supervisor

Teaching activities & experience

Chitra teaches in:

She is the unit coordinator for:

  • Accounting Information Systems
  • Accounting for Management.

Key academic roles

Dates Role Department / Organisation
Jan 2010 - Oct 2019
Lecturer in Accounting
Victoria University
Dates Role & Department/Organisation
Jan 2010 -
Oct 2019
Lecturer in Accounting
Victoria University

Professional memberships

  • Academic Member, Institute of Public Accountants of Australia
  • Academic Member, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Academic Member, Institute of Certified Management Accountants
  • Academic Member, The International Association for Accounting Education and Research