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Dr.Shyamala joined Monash University Malaysia in June 2008, after having taught at Sunway College(now Sunway University College),Inti and Segi colleges. Prior to her academic career, she has worked in the professional practice in UK and in the commercial sector as an accountant. She is a Fellow member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants in UK  as well a Chartered accountant with the Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA). Dr. Shyamala is an Associate member of the Institute of Internal Auditors of Malaysia. She is currently a committee member of the Professional Accountants in Business, a sub-committee of MIA.

Research interests

  • Corporate Governance
  • Auditing and Assurance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Sustainability practices
  • Financial Reporting

Monash teaching commitment

  • AFW3040 Financial Accounting Theory
  • AFW3041 Auditing and Assurance
  • AFW3050 Issues in Financial Accounting
  • ACM5903 Accounting for Business


Dr. Shyamala has taught Financial Reporting, Auditing and Assurance, Accounting Theory at undergraducate levels. She has also taught Accounting for Business for the Masters in International Business.

Research area keywords

  • auditing
  • sustainability
  • corporate governance
  • liquidity and financial reporting
  • financial reporting