Charika joined Birmingham Business School in July 2017 as a Lecturer in Accounting. Prior joining the school, she was a doctoral researcher at Alliance Manchester Business School (AMBS). She was awarded her Ph.D. in Accounting in 2016 from AMBS. Her doctoral research highlights variation of sustainability assurance practice in the UK. She has been working to understand the practice from its practical setting and from the point of view of the practitioners. This research interest is still the core to her current research. Charika was also a graduate teaching assistant at AMBS teaching financial reporting for three consecutive years.
Charika has presented her work at various international conferences and doctoral colloquia, during her doctoral years. Those include the International Perspective of Accounting (IPA) Conference in 2015, and the CSEAR International Congress on Social and Environmental Accounting Research in 2014.
Charika's professional backgrounds are in the areas of accounting advisory services, and corporate banking. Prior to her doctoral study, she worked with KPMG (Thailand) to help Thai listed companies with the IFRS adoption. She also has some experience in corporate banking as she worked for a large commercial bank in Thailand as a corporate credit analyst.