Swapna Verma is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Business Law and Taxation at the Monash Business School, Monash University. Since 2019, she has primarily been Chief Examiner, Unit Co-ordinator and Lecturer of undergraduate Taxation Law and Business Taxation. Prior to her appointment, Swapna joined the Monash Business School as a Teaching Associate and Assistant Lecturer.
Swapna has a genuine passion for teaching and students’ learning, and her dedication has been recognised as a recipient of 2020 Deans Commendation for Teaching Excellence and 2020 Department of Business Law and Taxation Commendation for Teaching Excellence. Swapna also received for Semester 2, 2020, Deans “purple letters” for her leadership in Business Taxation and as a team member for Taxation law, as both units were recognised by students as top performing units in the Monash Business School.
Swapna holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Laws and Masters of Law (Taxation) from University of New South Wales. She is also admitted to practice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.
Prior to joining Monash University, Swapna practiced as a taxation lawyer and consultant at PwC, Sydney and Melbourne, working in corporate tax, tax controversy and the tax technical knowledge centre (TTKC). She also practiced as a commercial lawyer in many other legal firms in Sydney.
Swapna is particularly interested in research studies relating to taxation reform, tax policy, tax administration and anti-avoidance.