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Padmi Nagirikandalage

Senior Lecturer

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Accounting and Finance


Padmi is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Accounting and Finance at the Nottingham Business School (NBS). She teaches Research Projects, Strategic Management Accounting at undergraduate level while being a tutor for Developing Professional Impact module for final year Accounting and Finance students and a research supervisor for undergraduate level as well. She teaches at the postgraduate level on MBA and EMBA and supervises MSc consultancy projects and postgraduate research projects in addition to supervising doctoral students.

Career overview

Prior to join the Nottingham Business School, she has held Senior Lecturer and Lecturer positions at Chester University, University of Cumbria and Glyndwr University, Wales. Prior to joining academia, she has held positions in the market research (The Nielsen’s company and TNS) and banking industry (Bank of Ceylon, Sri Lanka and Deutsche Bank mortgages, UK).

Research areas

Padmi is an active researcher and her research interest in Accounting and Finance is mainly focused on systems and practices adoptions/ applications within Emerging Economies. She has worked on areas of management accounting, public accounting, auditing, financial accounting and corporate finance. She is confident in both qualitative and quantitative research with academic and industry experience in research. Apart from modelling techniques in quantitative research she is very much interested in adopting social theories into accounting and finance research. She completed her PhD in 2017 and was awarded both ‘Alpha Kappa’ and ‘Alpha Gamma’ awards for her action research and research impact accordingly. She has published in ABS 2* – 3* ranked journals and has been actively engaged as a reviewer for prominent journals.

Also, she has obtained grants from QR funding, Seedcorn funding and from ESRC for a collaborative project on ‘Survey methodological innovation’.

Research Projects:

Binsardi B., and Nagirikandalage, P. (2019) ''survey methodological innovation'', £20,000, ESRC - Survey Organisations Project, ESRC research project No. 4030008353

Nagirikandalage, P., (2020) '‘The use of Big Data and predictive algorithms in the work of Management Accountants’' £1,200, QR funding

Nagirikandalage, P, Binsardi, A., and Vidanagama, T. (2021-2022) ''Inquiry into the role of financial intelligence of ethnic minority women entrepreneur’s success or failure in the UK and beyond'' £2,500, NTU Seedcorn funding

External activity

Padmi has collaborated with external projects and has acted as a keynote speaker for external workshops.

  • Dr Padmi Nagirikandalage, Keynote Speaker in Accounting & Crowdfunding, Empowering Women from ethnic minorities through Social Enterprise (EMwoSE), 24 February 2021, Organiser: Glyndwr University, Erasmus & European Union EU Fund No. 2018-1-IE01-KA204-038781. This EU research project aims at increasing the employment of women from ethnic minorities providing them the knowledge, practical skills and counselling necessary for engaging the social enterprise world.

Sponsors and collaborators

Dr Arnaz (Ben) Binsardi


Nagirikandalage, P. and Binsardi, B. (2022), 'Impact of financial and cost management systems for family-owned businesses' corporate citizenship', in Seaman, C.(eds.) Corporate Citizenship and Family Business, 1st ed., Oxon and New York, Routledge, pp. 114-122.

Nagirikandalage, P., Binsardi, B., Kooli, K. (2022), "Audit sampling strategies and frauds: an evidence from Africa", Managerial Auditing Journal, Vol. 37 No. 1, pp. 170-192.

Dasanayaka, C.H, Gunarathne, N., Murphy, D.F. and Nagirikandalage, P.(2022) Triggers for and barriers to the adoption of environmental management practices by small and medium-sized enterprises: A critical review, Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management, Vol. pp.1-16.

Nagirikandalage, P., Binsardi, B., Kooli, K., & Pham, A. N. (2021), ''The resistance in management accounting practices towards a neoliberal economy'', Accounting, Auditing and Accountability Journal, Vol.34(3), pp.616-650.

Dasanayaka, C.H, Murphy, D.F., Nagirikandalage, P. and Abeykoon, C. (2021), The application of management accounting practices towards the sustainable development of family businesses: A critical review, Cleaner Environmental Systems, Vol. 3, pp.1-14. ISSN 2666-7894,

Nagirikandalage P. (2020) Accounting and Sustainable Development: A Case of Poverty Reduction in an Emerging Economy. In: Leal Filho W., Azul A.M., Brandli L., Özuyar P.G., Wall T. (eds) Zero Hunger. Encyclopedia of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Springer, Cham.

Jackson, G., Binsardi, B., Nagirikandalage, P. and Preece, D. (2020). Managerial skills and small business start-ups in the rural food sector. In: BAM 2020 Conference Proceedings. British Academy of Management. ISBN 9780995641334

Contribution in a practice-oriented publication: මාර්ගෝපදේශය පුහුණු වන්න [Creative Practices for Wellbeing - Practice Guidance in SINHALA]. Tony Wall, Richard Axtell and Padmi Nagirikandalage (January, 2020). Technical Report. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.20762.59843

Nagirikandalage, P., Binsardi, B.,(2017), "Inquiry into the cultural impact on cost accounting systems (CAS) in Sri Lanka", Managerial Auditing Journal, Vol. 32 No. 4/5, pp. 463-499.

Nagirikandalage, P., Binsardi, B. (2015), "Exploring Public Sector Accounting Reforms in an Emerging Economy: A Case of Sri Lanka", The Public Sector Accounting, Accountability and Auditing in Emerging Economies (Research in Accounting in Emerging Economies, Vol. 15), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, pp. 51-83.

Nagirikandalage, P., 2015). Modelling determinants of a cost accounting system: Mixed methodology and logistic regression. In: BAM 2015 Conference Proceedings. British Academy of Management. ISBN 978-0-9549608-8-9

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Course(s) I teach on

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    Postgraduate taught | Full-time / Sandwich | 2024