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Fathimath Shiraani

Doctoral Research Working Title

Exploring Disabled Children's Holiday/Vacation Experiences.

Education

Master of Commerce (Management) by thesis only with Distinction (2014)

University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Thesis: HRM in Academia: From Strategy to Enactment – A Multilevel Study

Masters of Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management – Coursework Only (2007)

The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia

B.A. in Business Administration – Corporate Administration (Hons) with Distinction (2003)

Anglia Polytechnic University, Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Dissertation: The Impact of Downsizing on Survivors and its Implications for Company Performance: A Classical and Human Relations Comparative Analysis

Scholarships & Awards

Publishing Bursary – University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (2015)

Lifetime Membership of Honorary Society Beta Gamma Sigma – The University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (2008)

Australian Development (AusAID) Scholarship, Australia Government Scholarship (2007)

First Class Honours, Anglia Polytechnic University, Chelmsford, United Kingdom (2003)

Ashcroft International Business School Prize for Excellence, Anglia Polytechnic University, Chelmsford, United Kingdom (2001/2002)

Ashcroft International Business School Prize for Excellence, Anglia Polytechnic University, Chelmsford, United Kingdom (2000/2001)

Book Prize, Kolej Bandar Utama, Bandar Utamah, Malaysia (2002)

Book Prize, Kolej Bandar Utama, Bandar Utamah, Malaysia (2001)

Primary Research Interests

Disability and tourism; children in tourism; research methods involving children with disabilities

Other Research Interests

Human Resource Management (HRM), particularly HRM within academia

Teaching Experience

Tutoring:


Business and Society, Disability Information & Support, University of Otago (2017)
Interpersonal/International Business Communication, Department of Management, University of Otago (2017)
Occupational Psychology, Disability Information & Support, University of Otago (2015)
Management and Organisation, Disability Information & Support, University of Otago (2015-2016)
Management and Organisation, Department of Management, University of Otago (2014-2016)

Guest Lectures:


Tourism and Hospitality Enterprise Management, Title: Effective HR Management (2017)
Tourism and Hospitality Enterprise Management, Title: Recruiting and retaining the very best (2017)

Lecturing:


Business Decision Making, Maldives Business School (2012)
ABE Corporate Strategy, Governance & Ethics in the Global Environment, Maps College (2012)
Human Resource Management, Maldives National University (2008-2010)
Business Communication, Maldives National University (2005-2010)
Organisational Behaviour, Maldives National University (2008)
Business Research Methods, Maldives National University (2008)
Management and Organisation, Maldives National University (2005, 2006)
ACCA Managing People, Maldives National University (2005-2006)
CIMA Integrated Management, Maldives National University (2005-2006)
ABE Business Communication, Clique College (2004-2005)

Training (Short-term and Executive Management):


Focus Education Centre (2004-2006)
Professional Studies Academy (2004)

Supervision – Applied Research Project:


Suzeena Yoosuf – What methods and strategies can be used to increase crime reporting in Maldives?, Maldives National University (2010)
Zara Ahmed – Paradise Island Resort & Spa – Induction Guide, Maldives National University (2009)

Publications

Shiraani, F., & Edgar, F. (In Review). Managing the Scholars: Human Resource Management in
Higher Education.

Singhal, D., Shiraani, F., & Adhikary, J. R. (2009). Inclination of youth towards social
networking sites: a three-nation exploration. Abhigyan, 27(1), 54-70.

Other Publications – Distance Education Study Guides

Shiraani, F. (2012). Introduction to Management. Centre for Open Learning, Maldives
National University, Male’, Maldives.

Shiraani, F. (2011). Office Administration. Centre for Open Learning, Maldives National
University, Male’, Maldives.

Shiraani, F., & Shaheer, I. (2011). Study Skills. Centre for Open Learning, Maldives
National University, Male’, Maldives.

Research Work

Reviewer for The Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education – CAUTHE (2017)

Reviewer for Australia and New Zealand Academy of Management – ANZAM (2015 and 2016)

Assistant Research Fellow, Higher Education Development Centre, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (2014)

Industry Experience

Human Resource Consultant, Maldives MediaNet Pvt. Ltd., Maldives (2005)

Human Resource Manager, Maldives CableNet Pvt. Ltd., Maldives (2004-2005)

Memberships

Children and Young People as Social Actors Research Cluster, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand (2017-)

Human Resources Institute of New Zealand – HRINZ (2013-2014)

Beta Gamma Sigma, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia (2008-)


Voluntary Roles

Executive Member, Dunedin Multi-Ethnic Council, Dunedin, New Zealand (2015-2016)

Coordinator, Ethnic Meeting Group (Chai and Chat), Dunedin, New Zealand (2015)

Funding and Grants

Dunedin City Council Community Grants for Chai and Chat group –Dunedin Multi-Ethnic Council (2015)