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Girija Shawarikar

Academic Manager (Finance)

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Education

  • PhD (Behavioural Finance), PhD Topic – A Behavioural Finance Approach to Financial Planning, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University), Melbourne, Australia (December 2015)
  • MBA, Prestige Institute of Management and Research, Indore, India (August 2008)
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Symbiosis College of Arts, Commerce and Computer science, University of Pune, India (April 2006)
SUBJECTS TAUGHT / STUDENT PROJECT MENTOR
  • SP Jain School of Global Management (January 2019 – Present)
    • Mentor Research-based Projects in the area of Finance for:
      Master of Global Business (MGB),
      Global MBA (GMBA),
      Executive MBA (EMBA) &
      Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)
    • Tutor Finance Subjects – Financial Accounting for Decision Making & Corporate Finance
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Curtin University, Singapore (July 2017 – January 2019)
    Subjects taught – Micro Economics and Introductory Economics
  • Lecturer, Cambridge International College, Melbourne, Australia (October 2016 – March 2017)
    Lecturer in the Department of Finance & Accounting
    Subjects taught - Accounting Principles and Business Law
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Curtin University, Singapore (July 2017 – January 2019)
    Subjects taught – Micro Economics and Introductory Economics
  • Sessional Lead Lecturer, Central Queensland University, Melbourne, Australia (July 2016 – October 2016)
    Lecturer and Tutor in Department of Business and Law
    Subject taught - Principles of Economics
  • Sessional Lecturer and Research Analyst, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia (August 2010 – October 2016)
    Lecturer and Tutor in Department of Economics, Finance and Marketing Subjects taught – Financial Markets, Business Finance and Business Statistics, Micro and Macro Economics
  • Visiting Lecturer, Singapore Institute of Management (SIM), Singapore
    Subject taught – Financial Markets
  • Lecturer, Prestige Institute of Management and Research, India (June 2009 – April 2010)
    Lecturer for subjects in Accounting and Finance
    Subjects taught – Principles of Accounting, Advanced Accountancy, Management Accounting and Business Law
EXPERIENCE

Academic Experience

  • Worked as a Coordinator for Finance subjects
  • Research Analyst in projects on behavioural finance insights
  • Intern (Research & Analysis) – Department of Justice and Regulation, Melbourne, Australia

Corporate Experience

Operations Manager, ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited, Pune, India (February 2008 – May 2009)

  • Managed end-to-end process for fulfillment and quality assurance for motor and health insurance products
  • Trained sales agents on fulfillment processes to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements
  • Managed post policy error rectification processes and assisted branch audit team to reduce fraud
  • Supervised a team of 4 interns and trained them in fulfillment processes for non-life insurance products

Consulting Experience

Research Consultant, Think Global Research, Melbourne, Australia
As a part of the consumer research team, my job responsibilities involved research & analysis, writing research reports to assist FMCG/retail organisations with developing brand strategies and understanding consumer behaviour.

Research Interests

Behavioural Finance

Journal Publication

Behavioural Biases of Australian Financial Planners, (Chowk, Girija, Ramiah, Vikash and Moosa, Imad, 2017, (Accounting and Finance Journal, under review)

Conference Presentations

  • Chowk, Girija, Ramiah, Vikash and Moosa, Imad, A Behavioural Finance Approach to Financial Planning, conference presentations at:
    • Multinational Finance Society, Stockholm University Business School, Stockholm, Sweden, 2016
    • Seventh Annual Meeting of the Academy of Behavioral Finance & Economics, Philadelphia, USA, 2015
    • University of South Australia, 2015
  • Chowk, Girija and Ramiah, Vikash, Retirement Income and Superannuation in Australia at the Australian Centre for Financial Studies, 2014
  • Chowk, Girija, Ramiah, Vikash and Davidson, Sinclair, Understanding the Behaviour of Financial Planners at the PhD symposium for Finance and Corporate Governance Conference held at Latrobe University, Melbourne, Australia, 2011
  • Presented a white paper on Study of Consumer’s perception of general insurance in an international conference conducted by Prestige Institute of Management and Research, India, 2010

Awards & Recognition

Secured Research Training Scheme position (RTS scholarship) for PhD