Prior to pursuing an academic career, Prabhu Sivabalan was a cadet analyst in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu. He completed his Bachelor of Business undergraduate degree with 1st class honours, and has completed a PhD in the area of budgeting, strategy and management control systems under the supervision of Professor Peter Booth and Associate Professor Bernhard Wieder. Prabhu has published numerous budgeting industry reports and practitioner articles, and has presented widely in academic and practitioner conferences with professional services bodies such as the CPA organisation.
From a teaching perspective, Prabhu has been lecturing in the MBA and undergraduate course subjects offered by the School of Accounting. He has also been voted in the Graduate School of Business top 20 lecturers list regularly over the past 5 years, and was the inaugural recipient of the School of Accounting teaching prize.