Kelum Jayasinghe is a Professor of accounting. He joined the Essex Business School, University of Essex in September 2008 having previously held positions at the University of Wales (Aberystwyth), University of Bradford (UK), University of Colombo (Sri Lanka). His teaching interests include Management Accounting, Financial Decision Making, and Research Methodology. His academic career is complemented by three years industrial experience in professional accounting and five years experience in providing consultancy services to private and public sector agencies. He is currently performing as an expert panel member of the working group established for the development of UNs Sendai Framework Words into Action implementation guides for accountability and governance, UNSIDR, 2016-2021 (five year programme). He has produced a number of research papers out of his research projects funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB), and University of Wales, Aberystwyth and has publications in Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal (AAAJ), Critical Perspectives on Accounting (CPA), Qualitative Research in Accounting and Management (QRAM), International Journal of Critical Accounting (IJCA), and International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research (IJRBR).
Research grants received:
Grant received from Disaster Management Centre, University of Massey, NZ to study Collaborative Working Accountability in Natural Disasters: The Case of Earthquake Disasters in Christchurch, New Zealand, NZ$11,568 - 2015-16
Grant received from the Research Committee Funds - Essex Business School (EBS), University of Essex, with M. Tasavori, Project title: Critical Role of Governance Structures in Innovative Management of Social Enterprises in UK, 2011/12.
Grant received from the Research Committee Funds - Essex Business School (EBS), University of Essex, with S. Uddin, Project title: Corporate Governance issues within listed companies in Sri Lanka, 2009/10.
Grant received from the School of Management and Business (SMB), University of Wales, Aberystwyth, with T. Soobaroyen and D. Thomas, Project Title: Role of Accounting in Organisational Change at the Talyllyn Railway Co., June to August, 2007.
Grant received from The Asian Development Bank (ADB) for completing the PhD degree in the University of Bradford, January 2002 to December 2005.
MBA (Sri Lanka)
PGDip (Research Methods)