Doctor Ushi Ghoorah Hurrychurn

Doctor Ushi Ghoorah Hurrychurn

Lecturer,
Accounting

Biography

Ushi is an academic researcher who specialises in the financial disclosures, governance, and accountability of not-for-profit organisations (NFPs). Her recent research projects focus on financial disclosures practices, public perceptions of these disclosures, and determinants of financial disclosures within the Australian NFP sector. In addition to publishing in Tier-1 academic journals, Ushi has disseminated her research findings in industry journals (such as The Conversation, Pro Bono, and Third Sector News). She engages and collaborates with industry partners as an advisory panel membership of the Australian Accounting Standards Board (AASB), a conveyor of CPA Australia's NFP (Parramatta) discussion group, and an executive member of Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research Inc. (ANZTSR). 

Ushi works closely with Postgraduate Accounting and MBA students by coordinating and lecturing units like Company Accounting and Financial Reports for Decision Making.   

For her academic excellence, Ushi was included on the Western Sydney University (WSU)’s Dean merit list, received a Dean’s medal from WSU, and was invited to join the Golden Key International Honour Society.

This information has been contributed by Doctor Ghoorah Hurrychurn.

Qualifications

  • PhD Western Sydney University
  • Cert IV Training & Assess First Choice Training
  • MCom(Acc) University of Western Sydney
  • MProfAcctg University of Western Sydney
  • Dip Mgnt
  • Cert IV Bus
  • BSc (Hons) University of Mauritius

Professional Memberships

  • Ass.Member of CPA Australia (2017 - 2019)
  • Ass.Member of CPA Australia (2019 - 2020)
  • Ass. Member of CPA Australia (2020 - 2021)

Interests

  • Accountability
  • Disclosures
  • Financial reporting
  • Governance
  • Not-for-Profit organisations
  • Transparency

Organisational Unit (School / Division)

  • Accounting

Contact

Email: ushi.gh@westernsydney.edu.au
Phone: (02) 9685 9224
Mobile:
Location: 1.10.40

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Teaching

Previous Teaching Areas

  • 200101 Accounting Information for Managers, 2015
  • 200101 Accounting Information for Managers, 2016
  • 200109 Corporate Accounting Systems, 2014
  • 200111 Financial Accounting Applications, 2015
  • 200111 Financial Accounting Applications, 2016
  • 200116 Management Accounting Fundamentals, 2015
  • 200116 Management Accounting Fundamentals, 2016
  • 200396 Introductory Accounting, 2018
  • 200400 Company Accounting, 2017
  • 200400 Company Accounting, 2018
  • 200400 Company Accounting, 2019
  • 200536 Intermediate Financial Accounting, 2016
  • 200821 Financial Reports for Decision Making, 2018
  • 200821 Financial Reports for Decision Making, 2019
  • 200910 Financing Enterprises, 2016
  • 200914 Working in Professions, 2017

Publications

Chapters in Books

  • Ghoorah, U. (2019), 'Accountability via financial disclosures : an exploration of the public's perceptions', Modernization and Accountability in the Social Economy Sector, IGI Global 9781522584827.

Journal Articles

  • Ghoorah, U., Talukder, A. and Khan, A. (2021), 'Donors' perceptions of financial disclosures and links to donation intentions', Accounting Forum, vol 45, no 2 , pp 142 - 170.

Conference Papers

  • Ghoorah Hurrychurn, U., Humphreys, P., Ibbett, N. and Ross, P. (2018), 'Board size and financial transparency : an investigation of Australian not-for-profit organisations', International Society for Third-Sector Research. International Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Donleavy, G. and Ghoorah, U. (2014), 'Third sector accounting and accountability in Australia : anything but a level playing field', Australia and New Zealand Third Sector Research Conference, Christchurch, N.Z..

Research interest and agenda: Financial disclosures, transparency, accountability and governance within the not-for-profit sector. 

This information has been contributed by Doctor Ghoorah Hurrychurn.

Supervision

Current Supervision

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Thesis Title: Board diversity in Asia Pacific - An analysis on how diversity drives firm performance
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Thesis Title: MRES International coursework
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Thesis Title: The Determinants and Consequences of Board of Directors? Structure, Ownership structure, Corporate Social Responsibility and Executive?s Remuneration on Shareholders Wealth
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Previous Supervision

Thesis Title: Can Stress be Linked to Positive Outcomes? - Examining Stress in Hospitality Students Undertaking Work-Integrated Learning
Field of Research: Hospitality

Media

Title: As its dramatic debt is revealed, can White Ribbon survive?
Description: The Sydney Morning Herald
Title: 981 2NM
Description: Radio Interview

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