Doctor Krish Vithana

Dr Krish Vithana

Associate Professor

Research interests

  • Human Capital Accounting
  • Corporate Governance 
  • Environmental Social and Governance Research

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


Dr Krishanthi Vithana is an Associate Professor in Accounting in Southampton Business School  at the University of Southampton. She is an academic representative at the University Senate and a member of the University Council. Krish completed her Doctoral studies in Durham University Business School in 2014. She also holds MBA in Finance from the University of Colombo Sri Lanka and BSc in Agribusiness Management from Sabaragamuwa University of Sri Lanka. Part completion of the professional examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Sri Lanka did open the path for her to change the discipline from science to accounting and finance. She believes this to be one of the best decisions.

Her main focus of research is Accounting for Human capital resource in organizational context. She also research in areas including accountability in relation to environmental social and governance performance and disclosure, market based valuations on ESG and sustainability and the Real living wage. She has published her research in reputed academic journals including, Journal of Business Ethics, Accounting Forum, and The International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Krish has been the principal investigator for the ESRC IAA funded research projects entitled “Investment case on real living wage accreditation” and “Incorporating the broad ESG agenda in investment analysis: case of climate related engagement”. Through her research Krish has actively engaged with industry partners including the Global Responsible Investment team of Aviva Investors, Living Wage Foundation and Platform Living wage financials. She has also been successful with several internal research grants.