• The University of Western Australia (M250), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Prerana is a Lecturer in Accounting at the UWA Business School. She is a Certified Practicing Accountant (Australia) and a qualified Chartered Accountant (India) with over 20 years of undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience. 
Prerana’s outstanding contribution to student learning and experience is demonstrated through her ongoing development of teaching tools, and consistently high student ratings for both unit structure and design. She is also the recipient of the UWA Business School Excellence in Teaching award and several student nominations over the years. Prerana completed her PhD in 2018 and since then has led numerous research projects in the fields of audit and audit (accounting) education. Prerana’s research is supported by external funding and has been published in high quality refereed journals. Her excellence in research was recognised and she was awarded the UWA Business School Early Career Research award in 2021. Prerana is also involved in various service roles at the Business School.  


Future research

• Auditing: Auditor judgement and decision making
• Accounting Education: Student learning

Previous positions

2007, Sessional tutor, Auditing, Curtin Business School
2007, Research Assistant, UWA
2006-2007, Fractional tutor, Auditing, Corporate Accounting, Taxation, UWA
2002-2003, Teacher, Accounting, Chanderbala Modi Academy, India
2001-2002, Guest Lecturer, Accounting, Financial Management, Company Law, Narmada College of Management, India
1998-2000, Teacher, Accounting, Chanderbala Modi Academy, India
1996-1997, Lecturer, Financial Management, Banking, Taxation, Pydah College, India
1991-1994, Audit trainee/Audit Senior, M/s Rajendra Manudhane and Co., India

Current projects

  • Not-for-Profit audit
  • Development of soft skills in accounting students
  • Sustainability reporting
  • Ethics in accounting profession


Teaching overview

Undergraduate units: Auditing, Taxation, and Corporate Accounting 
Postgraduate units: Principles of Auditing, and Intermediate Corporate Financial Reporting



• Auditing
• Accounting Education


English and Hindi

Funding overview

2023 The IAAER-KPMG Research Grant to Inform the IASB standard setting process

2021 AFAANZ Research Grant to design a Professional Scepticism Toolkit for the development of the trait scepticism in accounting students

Education/Academic qualification

Auditing, Doctor of Philosophy, External auditors' reliance on management's experts: Evidence from Australia, The University of Western Australia

20 Feb 20136 Jun 2018

Award Date: 6 Jun 2018

Accounting and Finance, Master of Accounting, SEOs: Market reaction to intended use of proceeds disclosure, The University of Western Australia

20075 Jul 2010

Award Date: 14 Sept 2010

Research expertise keywords

  • Auditor Judgment And Decision Making
  • Accounting Education


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