Research supervision

Members of the Centre supervise Masters and Doctoral candidates in a wide range of topics in the public sector.

Completed research projects:

  1. The relationship between parliamentary financial oversight and the Auditor General in Sri Lanka – Masters Thesis by Ethugalage Anura Gotabaya Ananda (2009) supervised by Prof Zahirul Hoque.
  2. Performance auditing in the public sector: a case study of Sri Lanka – Masters Thesis by Pathirage Lalith (2009) supervised by Prof Zahirul Hoque.
  3. Improving public sector accountability and transparency in Bangladesh: the role of the comptroller and auditor general office and the public accounts committee of parliament by Sajjad Hossain Khan (2010) supervised by Prof Zahirul Hoque and Prof Kamran Ahmed.
  4. An exploratory study of organisational learning from a performance measurement system: a grounded theory approach. PhD thesis by Joanne Lye (2010) supervised by Prof Zahirul Hoque and Prof Lee Parker (University of South Australia).
  5. Management Accounting Practices in two Sri Lankan Banks (public and private) by PhD thesis by Tharusha Niranjala Gooneratne (2011) supervised by Prof Zahirul Hoque and Dr Julie Margret.

Dissertations in progress:

  1. Management control systems in organisational and social contexts: a case study of the Ceylon Electricity board, PhD thesis by Hilary D. Silva. Supervisors: Prof Zahirul Hoque and Dr Julie Margret
  2. New public management and accountability in the public sector: the case of student unions. PhD thesis by Joanne Jonathan; Supervisors: Prof Zahirul Hoque and Associate Prof Robert Nyamori.
  3. Purpose of Financial Reporting in the public sector – Govt Departments. PhD thesis by Margaret Meena Salter. Supervisors: Prof Zahirul Hoque and Associate Prof Robert Nyamori.
  4. Balanced scorecard innovation in a commonwealth services agency. PhD thesis by Nur Haiza Muhammad Zawawi. Prof Zahirul Hoque and Dr Julie Margret.
  5. A Field Study of the Levers of Control in the New Public Management Context: Evidence from Thailand. PhD thesis by Prapaipim Sutheewasinnon. Supervisors: Prof Zahirul Hoque and Associate Prof Robert Nyamori.

Research Supervisors

The following CPSGAP members are available for research supervision:

  • Prof Zahirul Hoque
  • Assoc Prof Robert Nyamori
  • Prof Ken McPhail
  • Dr Joanne Lye