Dr Vindhya Weeratunga

Dr Vindhya Weeratunga

PhD in ManagementUniversity of New South Wales, Canberra, Australia

Master of Business Administration (Merit), Postgraduate Institute of Management, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Lanka

BSc in Business Administration, Major - International Business Management (Magna Cum Laude) Goldey-Beacom College, Delaware, US

UNSW Canberra
School of Business

I am a Lecturer in the School of Business at UNSW, Canberra. I teach both undergraduate (Organisational Behaviour) and postgraduate courses (People and Systems, Driving Performance) and undertake research mainly in the field of human resource management.

I am an HR practitioner / CEO turned academic. I draw upon my professional experience in people management to inform my research and increase the relevance and robustness of it. I have an emerging record of research excellence, working independently and collaboratively with researchers in Australia, the US, and the UK. My current research projects deal with employee engagement, well-being, future of work, HR practices and different demographic groups, in Australia, Sri Lanka, and the US.



Building 27 School of Business UNSW Canberra
  • Journal articles | 2023
    Crichton R; Shrivastava P; Walker T; Farhidi F; Weeratunga V; Renwick D, 2023, 'Improving executive compensation in the fossil fuel sector to influence green behaviors', German Journal of Human Resource Management: Zeitschrift für Personalforschung, 37, pp. 199 - 220, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/23970022221137657
    Journal articles | 2023
    Glennie M; Buick F; Blackman D; Weeratunga V; Tani Bertuol M; West D; Dickinson H, 2023, 'Opportunities and challenges of using workforce big data: Insights from a mixed methods study on flexible working', Australian Journal of Public Administration, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12591
    Journal articles | 2023
    Weeratunga V; Blackman D; Buick F; Cotton A, 2023, '"National culture has an impact on antecedents of engagement. Or does it?', South Asian Journal of Business Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/SAJBS-08-2022-0280
    Journal articles | 2023
    Williamson S; Taylor H; Weeratunga V, 2023, 'Working from home during COVID-19: What does this mean for the ideal worker norm?', Gender, Work and Organization, pp. 1 - 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/gwao.13081
    Journal articles | 2022
    Williamson S; Pearce A; Connor J; Weeratunga V; Dickinson H, 2022, 'The future of working from home in the public sector: What does the evidence tell us?', Australian Journal of Public Administration, pp. 1 - 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8500.12556
  • Conference Papers | 2023
    Weeratunga V; Buick F; O'Donnell M; Blackman D; Glennie M, 2023, 'Well-being in the Public Service: Multi-level Analysis of Job Demands and Resources', Boston, USA, presented at Academy of Management, Boston, USA, 04 August 2023 - 09 August 2023, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/AMPROC.2023.11007abstract
    Conference Presentations | 2023
    Williamson S; Taylor H; Weeratunga V, 2023, 'Will Working from Home Entrench or Undermine the ‘Ideal Worker’?', presented at International Research Society of Public Management, Budapest, 11 April 2023 - 13 April 2023
    Reports | 2022
    Buick F; Glennie M; Dickinson H; Blackman D; Williamson S; Weeratunga V; Tani M, 2022, Flexible working in the Australian Capital Territory Public Service (ACTPS), https://anzsog.edu.au/app/uploads/2022/10/Flexible-working-in-the-ACTPS-RI-CoverFINAL.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Weeratunga V; Blackman D; Cotton A; Buick F, 2022, 'Engaging employees in a South Asian, developing country – a mixed methods research', presented at 5th Global Conference on International Human Resource Management, New York, US (presented virtually), 21 May 2022
    Conference Presentations | 2022
    Weeratunga V; Blackman D; Cotton A; Buick F, 2022, 'National Culture Has an Impact on Antecedents of Engagement. Or Does It?', presented at European Academy of Management (EURAM) Conference, Winterthur, Switzerland, 15 June 2022 - 17 June 2022
    Reports | 2021
    Williamson S; Pearce A; Dickinson H; Weeratunga V; Bucknall F, 2021, Future of Work Literature Review: Emerging trends and issues, Public Service Research Group, UNSW Canberra, Canberra, https://www.unsw.adfa.edu.au/sites/default/files/documents/Future_of_Work_Literature_Review.pdf
    Conference Presentations | 2019
    Weeratunga V; Blackman D; Cotton A; Buick F, 2019, 'Manifestation of Western employee engagement theories in an Asian context: specifically, Sri Lanka', presented at Tony CottonHR Division International Conference (HRIC) 2019, Dublin, Ireland, Dublin, Ireland, 09 January 2019

My Teaching

ZBUS8314  People and Systems

ZBUS8315 Driving Performance

ZBUS1101 Organisational Behaviour