Vindhya Weeratunga


I am a Lecturer in the School of Business at UNSW, Canberra. I teach both undergraduate (Organisational Behaviour) and postgraduate courses (People and Systems, Driving Performance) and undertake research mainly in the field of human resource management.

I am an HR practitioner / CEO turned academic. I draw upon my professional experience in people management to inform my research and increase the relevance and robustness of it. I have an emerging record of research excellence, working independently and collaboratively with researchers in Australia, the US, and the UK. My current research projects deal with employee engagement, well-being, future of work, HR practices and different demographic groups, in Australia, Sri Lanka, and the US.



Journal articles
Williamson S; Pearce A; Connor J; Weeratunga V; Dickinson H, 2022, 'The future of working from home in the public sector: What does the evidence tell us?', Australian Journal of Public Administration, pp. 1 - 9,
Buick F; Glennie M; Dickinson H; Blackman D; Williamson S; Weeratunga V; Tani M, 2022, Flexible working in the Australian Capital Territory Public Service (ACTPS),
Williamson S; Pearce A; Dickinson H; Weeratunga V; Bucknall F, 2021, Future of Work Literature Review: Emerging trends and issues, Public Service Research Group, UNSW Canberra, Canberra,
Weeratunga V; Glennie M; Tani Bertuol M; Buick F, 2022, Public sector organisations aren’t ready to unleash the power of data,
Organisational units
lensSchool of Business
lensPublic Service Research Group