Dr Karuna Gomanee

Finance Pathway Leader, BA Global Management

Professional Biography

Karuna joined Regent's University London in 2004. She was awarded the status of Fellow at the Higher Education Academy in 2016. She primarily teaches microeconomics and macroeconomics but has experience in teaching quantitative methods used in business.  She supervises dissertation both at undergraduate and postgraduate level.  She has also supervised business start up plans.  She  often acts as a referee and reviews academic articles for various journal publications.


  • Research Degree Supervision, University of Northampton UK, 2020
  • Certificate in Professional Studies in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Liverpool, 2004
  • PhD in Development Economics, University of Nottingham, 2003
  • MSc in Economics and International Economics, University of Nottingham, 1999
  • BSc (Hons) in Economics, University of Mauritius, 1998
  • Qualifying Term in Law, University of Mauritius, 1995

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2003-2004: Lecturer, University of Liverpool.
  • 2002-2003: Research Assistant, Oxford Brookes Univeriyt
  • 2000-2002: Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Nottingham.
  • 2001: Research Assistant, University of Nottingham
  • 1998-1999: Research Assistant, University of Nottingham



  • Gomanee, S.Girma and O.Morrissey (2005), ‘Aid and Growth: Accounting for Transmission Mechanisms in sub-Saharan Africa’, Journal of International Development, Volume 17(8).
  • Gomanee, O. Morrissey, P. Mosley and A. Verschoor (2005), ‘Aid, Government Expenditure and Aggregate Welfare’, World Development, Volume 33 (3).
  • Gomanee, S.Girma and O. Morrissey (2005), ‘Aid, Public Spending and Human Welfare: Evidence from Quantile Regressions’, Journal of International Development, Volume 17.
  • Gomanee (2003), 'Innovation and Regional Economic Development', Oxford Brookes University, Working Paper 195 
  • Gomanee, S.Girma and O.Morrissey (2002), 'Searching for Aid Threshold Effects', Centre for Research in Economic Development and International Trade (CREDIT), University of Nottingham, Research Paper 03/15.
  • Mosley, P. and J. Hudson with Gomanee (2002), ‘Aid, poverty reduction and the new conditionality’, University of Sheffield, Research Programme on Risk, Labour Markets and Pro-poor Growth: Occasional Paper 5.
  • K.Gomanee (2002), Book Review of ‘Changing the Conditions for Development Aid: A New Paradigm? (By N. Hermes and R.Lensink)’, Journal of International Development, 14:4, pp. 539‑40.

Research Supervision

  • Supervises dissertation at both undergraduate and MA level.
  • Business Start Up

Research Interests

Research interests include impact of foreign aid on growth and human welfare.

Professional Affiliation(s)/Accreditation

  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Committee member for the European Conference on Research Methodology

Teaching & Course Development


  • Module leader for Macroeconomics at EBS (2008-present)
  • Team teach and module leader for Introduction to Microeconomics at HASS (2017)
  • Module leader for Mathematical and Quantitative Techniques in Business (2017)
  • Team teach Foundation in Managerial Economics and Foundations of Economics (2008-2017)
  • Team teach and module leader for Economics and Quantitative Analysis (2014-2015)
  • Module leader for Principles of Microeconomics at RACL (2012)
  • Team taught International Manager at RBS (2011)
  • Taught Macroeconomic Analysis at Webster
  • Module Leader for Microeconomics at RBS (2004-2007)

Course development activities:

  • Part of the module writing team in UG review (2016)
  • Panel Member of Revalidation Event of MA Creative Leadership programme (2015)
  • Member of OGTM Programme Team (2014-2015)
  • Developed a new module ‘Foundation in Economics’ (2012)


    • 2004-present: undergraduate and postgraduate, taught, internal.
    • 2007-2013: undergraduate, taught, external examiner, Kensington College of Business (London).