Dr Karuna Gomanee

Senior Lecturer

Professional Biography

Dr Karuna Gomanee is a Senior Lecturer in Economics and a Fellow member of the Higher Education Academy.  Since she joined Regent’s University London in 2004, she has taught at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.  As a module leader, she has taught a range of modules (including economics, marketing, research methods) and has been involved in all aspects of academic education - curriculum development as well as designing, delivering and assessing modules.  She has also supervised dissertations at both undergraduate and postgraduate level as well as business projects and business start ups.  She is currently also a supervisor on Regent’s PhD programme.

Karuna believes in continuous development and also strives to contribute to Regent’s mission.  These have led her to take up a number of non-teaching roles including Learning Design Champion, BAGM Finance Pathway Leader, member of AFE moderating panel, AFE Departmental Library Liaison, Member of Academic Standards and Quality Assurance Committee, Member of Research Committee to Senate.  She is currently serving as Course Leader on four MSc Finance Programmes.  In this role, she has recently co-led (with the Director of Content) a team academic and professionals that validated these four MSc Finance Programmes. 

Several journal publications complement her academic record.  She often acts as a referee and reviews academic articles for various journal publications.


  • 2020 - Certificate in Research Supervision, University of Northampton
  • 2004 - Certificate in Professional Studies in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Liverpool
  • 2002 - PhD in Development Economics, University of Nottingham
  • 1999 - MSc in Economics and International Economics, University of Nottingham 
  • 1998 - BSc (Hons) in Economics, University of Mauritius
  • 1995 - Qualifying Term in Law, University of Mauritius.

Relevant Past Employment

  • 2004 to present - Senior Lecturer, Regent’s University London
  • 2019 - Guest Lecturer, University of Sapienza, Italy
  • 2003 to 2004 - Lecturer & Course Director of BA (Hons) Economics, University of Liverpool.
  • 2002 to 2003 - Research Assistant at Oxford Brookes University, Project: Innovation and Regional Development in EU
  • 2000 to 2002 - Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Nottingham
  • 2001 - Research Assistant at University of Nottingham, Project: DflD funded project on 'Risk, Labour Markets and Pro-poor Growth'
  • 1998 to 1999 - Research Assistant at University of Nottingham, Project: Leverhulme Trust funded project on 'Globalisation and Labour Market'



  • 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).