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Dr Asanka Gunasekara

Lecturer, Management


I am a management academic with a passion for researching how organisations can achieve excellence through emotional intelligence, well-being, and mindfulness practices. My research is focused on helping organisations to develop ethical, inclusive and supportive workplaces that allow employees to thrive. I also research in the inclusion of skilled migrants in the workplace, as I believe diversity is a key driver of innovation and success. In my recent research, I have also explored the implications of technology on higher education. As technology continues to reshape our world, it is important for higher education institutions to adapt and evolve. I have conducted research on the impact of technology on teaching and learning, as well as the potential benefits and drawbacks of digital education. 
I publsih in International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Employee Relations, Leadership and in various education journals. Within Swinburne Business school, I am the unit chair for Contemporary Management Priciples Unit . Prior to joining academia, I worked in the finance industry. 

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Associate Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Fields of Research

  • Organisation And Management Theory - 350709
  • Organisational Behaviour - 350710


  • 2022, Swinburne, 2022, Swinburne, School of Business, Law and Entrepreneurship; Teaching Excellence Award (Individual), Swinburne University of Technology, Swinburne University of Technology
  • 2019, Other, ECHO360 Academic Champion Award , ECHO360