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Dr Charmele Ayadurai

Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance


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Assistant Professor of Economics and Finance in the Business SchoolR110+44 (0) 191 33 40449
Fellow of the Wolfson Research Institute for Health and Wellbeing  


Charmele Ayadurai joined Durham University in October 2018 as a Teaching Fellow in Economics and Finance. At Durham, Charmele teaches Economics, Finance and Research methods modules.

Her teaching philosophy takes after JK Rowling’s Harry Potter “Watch out for the stairs, they’re always changing!”. Each classroom is different, and thus, she constantly thrive to learn new techniques and pedagogies to fit the ‘new classroom’. Charmele uses Trauma Informed Teaching Pedagogy in her lessons and applies learner centred teaching approaches to allow students to reflect on what they are learning and most importantly how they are learning it. As a module leader, Charmele integrates student learning styles, emotion, motivation and learning process in designing modules.

Charmele’s pedagogic research involves trauma, increase screen use and student concentration during Covid-19 and overall student learning and wellbeing.

Charmele brings into her classrooms, her industry experiences as a banker and security market dealer, her research on bank soundness and her main interest in student learning and wellbeing.


Ayadurai, C.and Joneidy, S (2021). Banking on Artificial Intelligence. Available at:

• Ayadurai, C., Abdullah, S.K., and Joneidy, S (2020). Trauma-Informed Teaching during and beyond COVID-19. Available at:

• Joneidy, S., and Ayadurai, C. (2020). Lockdown and tech overload–how to escape your screens. The Conversation.

 Ayadurai, C. (2020). Early Childhood education. Pedagogically Speaking. Spring (11).

 Ayadurai, C. (2020). Higher education is a changing world. Pedagogically Speaking. Autumn (13). 

 Ayadurai,C. "Bank soundness in G7 and Australia", Salford University, UK. SPARC conference, 2018 (chosen by Panel to present in Researcher Showcase).

• Ayadurai,C. "Bank soundness: A case of G7 and Australia", Salford University, UK. SPARC conference, 2017.

• Ayadurai,C. "Determinants of Bank soundness in G7 and Australia during Global Financial Crisis", University of Oxford, St Anne’s College, UK. 4th Annual International Conference on Law and Policy (AICLP), 2017.

• Ayadurai,C. "Currency Crisis: A probability or a possibility?", Curtin University, Malaysia. Postgraduate Colloquium, 2011.

• Ayadurai,C. "Creating a different classroom", Curtin University, Malaysia. Teaching and Learning Open Forum on Engaging Learners, 2009.

• Ayadurai,C. (2012) "When to buy and when to sell your stocks" presented to Miri community in Miri Public Library, Malaysia.

• Ayadurai,C. (2011) "Managing your money wisely" presented to Miri community in Miri Public Library, Malaysia.

• Ayadurai,C. "The Big money circus" The Borneo Post, 2012

• Ayadurai,C. "Is your university employer friendly" The Borneo Post, 2012

• Ayadurai,C. "If you are not at the table, you’re on the menu" The Borneo Post, 2012

• Ayadurai,C. "The wealth of online education" The Borneo Post, 2011

• Ayadurai,C. "Making it big in the world of finance" The Borneo Post, 2010

• Ayadurai,C. "Is the world to witness another looming crisis" The Star, 2011

 Ayadurai,C. "Manage and motivate others as a business development manager" Doctor Job Magazine, 2011

Research interests

  • Bank soundness, Artificial Intelligence, student learning and wellbeing.


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Conference Paper

  • Ayadurai, C. (2009), Creating a different classroom, Teaching and Learning Open Forum on Engaging Learners. Curtin University, Malaysia..

Journal Article

  • Oladokun, N.O. Abdullah, S.K. & Ayadurai, C (2019). Determinants of off-balance sheet (OBS) activities: A case of selected retail banks in Malaysia. Asia-Pacific Management Accounting Journal 14(1): 95-113.
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