Ms Chathushka Kiriella

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Chathushka Kiriella is a lecturer in Human Resource Management at the college of Business and Law, University of West of England. She has more than 9 years of expertise working as an academic administrator and lecturer in higher education both state and private universities in Sri Lanka. Before working at UWE, Chathushka lectured in business and management at a number of UK institutions, including University of Salford, University of Gloucestershire, and Heriot-Watt University. She has also served as a visiting lecturer at the Moratuwa University in Sri Lanka. She has extensive expertise working in academic administration as an academic officer in addition to being a lecturer. Additionally, Chathushka has held managerial and teaching positions with other educational institutions and organisations like OTHM and SQA. Chathushka is also a registered research mentor at Oxford Brooks University.

Currently at UWE Chathushka teaches at both the undergraduate and post-graduate levels. At the moment Chathushka teaches for all levels in undergraduate under modules Contemporary Business Issues, Introduction to Management, Managing People, International Human Resource Management and Academic and professional development. She also lectures for post graduate students in International Human Resource management and International Resourcing and Talent management. In addition to teaching, Chathushka supervises dissertations for both undergraduate and post-graduate (MSc, MBA, EMBA) students.  Training and development, expatriate adjustment, cross-cultural training, work-life balance, gender pay gap, stress at work and recruitment are her primary fields of supervision and study interest. She also serves as a Progress coach for undergraduate business students at all levels.

 In 2011, Chathushka finished her undergraduate studies at Sri Jayewardenepura University in Sri Lanka. She then earned a master's degree in business from the University of Delhi in India. She also has a higher national diploma in training and human resource development under her belt. Her most recent degree is an MSc in International Human Resource Management from the University of the West of England. Her post-graduate work investigated how cross-cultural training affects global reconciliation.

In addition to being a lecturer at UWE, Chathushka also holds a position in quality assurance, with the goal of enhancing subject group level subject group expertise and confidence in QA evaluation in order to execute SRR outcomes. Additionally, it emphasises creating a connection with programme teams to cascade expertise, increasing the bar for curriculum development work as well as the consistency and calibre of change proposal submissions.



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