Staff profile - Nadana Abayadeera

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Dr Nadana Abayadeera

Position: Lecturer in Accounting
Faculty or Division: Faculty of Business & Law
Department: School of Accounting Economics & Finance
Campus: lb 4.227, Melbourne Burwood Campus
Phone: +61 3 92446229 +61 3 92446229



  • Master of Business Administration, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 1999
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, 1991
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Victoria University of Technology (Aust), 2010
  • Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2013


Teaching Interests

Financial Accounting


Subjects and units currently teaching

MAA261 Financial Accounting

MAA775 Auditing

MAA303 Auditing

Knowledge areas

Financial Accounting



Research interests

Accounting Education

Value Relevance


Research grants

2010 IFAC, IAAER and ACCA grant worth AUD 30,000 (GB 16000).

Project title: Exploring Models of Accounting Education and IES adoption by professional bodies and tertiary institutions in Australia, Japan and Sri Lanka.

Project team: Prof. Kim Watty, Prof. Satoshi Sugahara, Dr. Nadana Abayadeera, Mr. Luckmika Perera and Dr. Jade McKay.



Watty, Kim; Sugahara, Satoshi; Abayadeera, Nadana and Perera, Luckmika (2013) Developing a global model of accounting education and examining IES compliance in Australia, Japan, and Sri Lanka, Accounting education: an international journal, vol. 22, no. 5, pp. 502-506,

Abayadeera N. (2013) The Experience of an International teacher in Austaralia, Accounting Education: An international Journal 22(3), pp 295-298.

Abayadeera N. (2010) Value relevance of information in high-tech industries in Australia: accounting information and intangible asset disclosures, Global Review of Accounting and Finance 1(1) 77-99.

Link to publications

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