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Associate lecturer, Western Sydney University

Ushi researches disclosures in the nonprofit space. She specialises in the financial disclosures, governance and accountability of nonprofit organisations. Ushi has a PhD which examined ‘Factors influencing the extent of accounting disclosures made in the annual reports of publicly reporting Australian not-for-profit organisations’. Her current research projects include exploring people’s perceptions to financial disclosures, the influence of various factors (such as resource dependency, board financial expertise and technical capacity) on financial disclosures and the relationship between governance boards and financial transparency within the Australian nonprofit context. Ushi’s research has been presented locally and internationally. She has published in nonprofit industry journal, such as Pro Bono and Third Sector News. Ushi has also been mentioned by media outlets, Including The Sydney Morning Herald. She is closely involved with industry partners like CPA Australia, in particular CPA Australia’s nonprofit discussion group. Further, Ushi is a board member of the Third Sector Review journal and is an advisory panel member of the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB).

In addition to having worked in Corporate, Insurance, Hospitality and Education, Ushi has completed a PhD, two Masters in Accounting (both with distinction), and a BSc (Hon) in Economics & Finance.


  • –present
    Associate Lecturer, Western Sydney University


  • 2017 
    Western Sydney University , Doctor of Philosophy
  • 2013 
    Western Sydney University , Masters of Commerce (Accounting)
  • 2011 
    Western Sydney University , Master of Professional Accounting
  • 2006 
    University of Mauritius , BSc (Hon) Economics & Finance

Professional Memberships

  • CPA Australia