Dr Ratna Paudyal - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Dr Ratna Paudyal

PhD Sunshine Coast, MBus Tribhuvan University, MAcc W.Syd., GCRschSt W.Syd., BBus Tribhuvan University

  • Lecturer in Accounting (Fraser Coast)
+61 7 5456 5627
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Fraser Coast
Dr Ratna Paudyal


Dr Ratna Paudyal joined the School of Business at USC in the role of lecturer in Accounting (Fraser Coast) in February 2016.


2016 National Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning: For collaborative, student-centred, dialogic teaching and pastoral care that develops self-efficacy and social capital in business students, particularly underrepresented students, facilitiating their transition to employment

2015: 2015 Citation for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning, Awarded by Vice- Chancellor University of Southern Queensland

2015: Australian Council for Educational Leaders Tertiary Teacher of the Year Award for Outstanding Educational Leadership, Awarded by Fraser Coast Education Alliance Inc

2012:  Lecturer of the Year Award, Rank 1 at University of Southern Queensland and Rank 40 within Australian Universities, Awarded by Unijobs.com.au

2011:  Teacher of The Year, Faculty of Business and Law — 2011 Runner-up Teacher of the Year, Awarded by University of Southern Queensland, Faculty of Business & Law

2010: Dean’s Merit List Award, Awarded by University of Western Sydney

2010: Rank 1 for highest GPA student among 2011 Graduates in Master of Accounting and Master of Professional Accounting at University of Western Sydney

Recognition from Executive Dean, Faculty of Business, Education, Law & Arts:  My course FIN101(Introduction to Corporate Finance) was ranked among the best of USQ courses in 2015 on the basis of student feedback and other data

Professional Social Media


Community activities

 Rotary funding and donation collection

2015: Raised 13,596 AUD for Nepal Earthquake Appeal

2014: 8,000 AUD to International Nepal Fellowship, Australia, the project is focused on enhancing socioeconomic situation of disable people through health and education in Nepal

2013: 8,000 AUD to provide generator to rural community hospital, Rasuwa, Nepal

Rotary project

2015: Distribution of school supplies to 1,800 earthquake affected students in Rasuwa, Nepal

2015: providing education and health training to school teachers and students in Rasuwa, Nepal

Research areas

  • microfinance and social development
  • social capital, socioeconomic sustainability
  • financial accounting practice and reporting
  • accounting education

Teaching areas

  • Accounting and Finance

Ratna Paudyal's specialist areas of expertise include accounting education, accounting principles, financial accounting, management accounting, company accounting, auditing and assurance, contemporary account issues, corporate financial management, microfinance, integrated approach in microfinance, social capital, social development, socioeconomic sustainability, poverty, and poverty alleviation program

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