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Prerana Agrawal

Dr, PhD, BCom Bom., MAcc W.Aust., CPA

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
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Personal profile


Prerana Agrawal is an Associate Lecturer in the Business School at the University of Western Australia (UWA). Since joining UWA in 2006, she has been actively involved in teaching undergraduate and post graduate auditing and under graduate taxation and corporate accounting units offered at the UWA Business School.

Prerana's key research interests are in the field of auditor judgement, auditors' decision-making and improving students' learning experience.


PhD (UWA, Australia), Master of Accounting (UWA, Australia), CPA (Australia), CA (India)

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

Examination of auditors' reliance on the work of management's experts

Examination of the effectiveness of group work and online assessments in the development of soft skills and content learning

Audit education

Development of the trait scepticism in accounting classrooms

Teaching overview

Undergraduate units:
Auditing ACCT3322 (Lecturer)
Taxation ACCT2331 (Tutor)
Corporate Accounting ACCT2201 (Tutor)

Postgraduate units:
Auditing ACCT5522 (Lecturer)


• Auditing
• Accounting Education


English and Hindi

Education/Academic qualification

Auditors' decision-making, Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia

20 Feb 20136 Jun 2018


  • Auditor Judgment And Decision Making
  • Reliance On The Work Of Others

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Accounting education Business & Economics
Auditing Business & Economics
Auditors Business & Economics
External auditor Business & Economics
Audit quality Business & Economics
Factors Business & Economics
Audit Business & Economics
Experimental study Business & Economics

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Research Output 2012 2018

  • 1 Citations
  • 1 h-Index
  • 1 Review article
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis
543 Downloads (Pure)

External auditors’ reliance on management’s experts: evidence from Australia

Agrawal, P., 2018, (Unpublished)

Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

External auditor
Audit quality
Firm reputation
1 Citation (Scopus)

Deimante Ltd.: Case study for introductory auditing course

Agrawal, P. & Hancock, P., 2012, In : Journal of Accounting Education. 30, 3-4, p. 355-379

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article