Swapna Verma

Monash University

Swapna Verma is currently a Lecturer in the Department of Business Law and Taxation at the Monash Business School, Monash University, Australia. Since 2019, she has primarily been Chief Examiner, Unit Co-ordinator and Lecturer of undergraduate Taxation Law and Business Taxation. Prior to her appointment, Swapna joined the Monash Business School as a Teaching Associate and Assistant Lecturer.

Swapna holds a Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Bachelor of Laws and Masters of Law (Taxation) from the University of New South Wales, Australia. She is also admitted to practice as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New South Wales and is a member of the Australian Tax Teaching Association.

Swapna is a recipient of 2020 Deans Commendation for Teaching Excellence and 2020 Department of Business Law and Taxation Commendation for Teaching Excellence, recognising her genuine passion for teaching and students’ learning, and expertise in implementing innovative and scholarly-informed teaching and learning in online and physical teaching spaces – particularly during COVID-19. Swapna is also a recent co-recipient with Dr. John Bevacqua of a 2021 Business Education Research Group (“BERG”) grant from the Monash Business School to collect empirical qualitative data on student and staff attitudes and knowledge of hybrid delivery, which will assist in the design, development and implementation of hybrid teaching across business and taxation law subjects. More broadly, this research will allow an investigation of the challenges and opportunities of hybrid delivery.

Prior to joining Monash University, Swapna practiced as a taxation lawyer and consultant at PwC, Sydney and Melbourne Australia, working in corporate tax, tax controversy and the tax technical knowledge centre (TTKC). She also practiced as a commercial lawyer in many other legal firms in Sydney, Australia.

Swapna is particularly interested in research studies relating to taxation reform, tax policy and anti-avoidance.

Publications and Content by Swapna Verma