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Dr Krish Vithana

Associate Professor

Research interests

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

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


Address: B2, West Highfield Campus, University Road, SO17 1BJ (View in Google Maps)

How to update your personal details

Profile photo 
Upload your profile photo in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Your profile photo in Pure is not linked to your public staff profile. Choose a clear, recent headshot where you are easily recognisable. Your image should be at least 340 by 395 pixels. 

To change your name or prefix title contact Ask HR (opens in new tab)  If you want to update an academic title you'll need to provide evidence e.g. a PhD certificate. The way your name is displayed is automatic and cannot be changed. You can also update your post-nominal letters in Subscribe (opens in a new tab).

Job title 
Raise a request through ServiceNow (opens in a new tab) to change your job title (40 characters maximum) unless you're on the ERE career pathway. If you're on the ERE path you can not change your main job title, but you can request other minor updates through Ask HR (opens in new tab). If you have more than one post only your main job title will display here, but you can add further posts or roles in other sections of your profile.

Research interests (for researchers only) 
Add up to 5 research interests. The first 3 will appear in your staff profile next to your name. The full list will appear on your research page. Keep these brief and focus on the keywords people may use when searching for your work. Use a different line for each one.

In Pure (opens in a new tab), select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading 'Curriculum and research description', select 'Add profile information'. In the dropdown menu, select 'Research interests: use separate lines'.

Contact details 
Add or update your email address, telephone number and postal address in Subscribe (opens in a new tab). Use your University email address for your primary email. 

You can link to your Google Scholar, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts through Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’.  In the 'Links' section, use the 'Add link' button. 

Create or connect your ORCID ID in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’ and then 'Create or Connect your ORCID ID'.

Accepting PhD applicants (for researchers only) 
Choose to show whether you’re currently accepting PhD applicants or not in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. In the 'Portal details' section, select 'Yes' or 'No' to indicate your choice. 


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.

How to update your 'about' section

You can update this in Pure (opens in a new tab). Select ‘Edit profile’. Under the heading and then ‘Curriculum and research description’, select ‘Add profile information’. In the dropdown menu, select - ‘About’.

Write about yourself in the third person. Aim for 100 to 150 words covering the main points about who you are and what you currently do. Clear, simple language is best. You can include specialist or technical terms.

You’ll be able to add details about your research, publications, career and academic history to other sections of your staff profile.

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