Dr Anusha Pappu

Dr Anusha Pappu BSc, MSc, MBA, PhD, FHEA, CMBE

Senior Lecturer in Business and Management

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Dr Anusha Pappu

Senior Lecturer in Business and Management

Anusha Pappu completed her PhD from the University of Greenwich in 2019 and was supported by a Vice-Chancellor's Scholarship for the PhD. She was previously awarded her BSc in Life Science from Miranda House, University of Delhi and MSc in Life Science from Mount Carmel College, University of Bangalore, India. She completed her MBA in International Business from the University of Greenwich, UK.

Anusha started teaching at the University from September 2015 and taken up role as a full-time lecturer from 2019. She has been promoted to senior lecturer in 2022. She has experience of teaching a range of modules in the Department of Systems Management and Strategy at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Some of the modules taught include Introduction to Business Processes, Introduction to Logistics and Transport, Operations Management, Project Planning and Management, Small Business Development, Managing Strategy, Sustainable Transport, Foundations of Scholarship and Research Methods, e-Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Passenger and Freight Transport and Introductory Business Processes. She has also been a module leader for some of these modules and is a Programme leader. She is currently in the school of Business, Operations and Strategy.

Responsibilities within the university

  • International Link Tutor- Anusha is responsible for the department’s programmes run at the Transnational Education (TNE) partners. She works closely with Hong Kong Management Association (Hong Kong), London School of Business and Finance (Singapore), Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies (Zambia), New York College, Athens (Greece) and Saxion University of Applied Sciences (Netherlands).
  • Programme Leader- Anusha is the programme leader for Business Studies Programmes and for all the year 1 January entry Business Programmes. She also a Programme Director for Executive MBA.
  • Module Leader and teaching-Anusha is currently the module leader for Managing strategy. She also led a range of transport modules during the previous academic year which included a complete redesign and delivery of the modules.
  • Mentor- Anusha has been a mentor for new colleagues and for colleagues pursuing PGCert in Higher Education.
  • Supervision- Anusha supervisors master’s students for their dissertation and is a part of the supervisory team for a PhD student.
  • Committee member for SEBE (Department Lead)


  • Awarded Vice Chancellors Scholarship for PhD by the University of Greenwich in 2014
  • Awarded Best Poster Award under final year category, at the Annual PhD Poster Conference, University of Greenwich in 2018
  • Nominated for the Outstanding Educator of the Year Award of the Faculty in 2021
  • Nominated for the Mentor of the Year andInspirational Leader of the Year’ Awards of the University in 2021
  • Awarded faculty funding for two student experience projects in 2022
  • Awarded SEBE funding for two teaching and learning projects in 2022
  • Nominated for the Collaboration Award of the University in 2022


  • CMBE-Certified Management & Business Educator, 2022
  • FHEA – Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, 2020
  • Member of the Institute of Leadership and Management, 2020
  • Qualified National Eligibility Test (NET) for Lectureship and secured 32nd rank in India, University Grants Commission (UGC), India
  • Qualified Andhra Pradesh State Eligibility Test (APSET), India in Management subject

Research / Scholarly interests

Anusha was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) by the Greenwich Business School in 2019. Her PhD topic is 'Waste Free Cities: Pathways to Future Smart Cities in India' and her key research areas are smart cities, waste management, environmental protection, sustainability, circular economy, and qualitative methods.

Anusha is also interested in teaching and learning research. She has worked with the University’s Curriculum Framework Steering Group as a part of the Research and pedagogy-informed working group. She has also worked on the BAME students experience project in the department and is also a part of the Cross-University’s Steering group– BAME Female Employability Challenges Steering Group. She has also been working on pedagogical research and is focussing on Co-teaching as an approach to increase student engagement. She is also interested in Education for Sustainable Development.

In line to her research interests, she has been an active member of the Connected Cities Research Group (CCRG) and is also a member of Scholarship Excellence in Business Education (SEBE) launched in 2022. She has also joined the Community of Practice (CoP) on Education for Sustainability.


    • Educator reflections on teaching sustainability in the Greenwich Business School, SHIFT 2022, University of Greenwich
    • An examination of co-teaching in an online environment based on tutor experience and observations, Learning and Teaching Festival 2021, University of Greenwich.
    • Keynote speaker: Pathways to Future Smart Cities in Tomorrow is Today-The future business is in our hands, 2020, University of Greenwich, London, UK
    • Anusha Pappu, Waste free Cities: Pathways to future smart cities in India, 4th annual NEST Conference 2019, Lisbon, Portugal
    • Waste free Cities: Pathways to future smart cities in India, 3MT competition 2019, Faculty of Business, University of Greenwich, London, UK-Secured Second position in the competition for Judges choice and peoples’ choice
    • Anusha Pappu, Waste free Cities: Future smart cities, Annual PhD Poster Conference 2019, University of Greenwich, London, UK- Achieved Best Poster Award under final year category
    • Anusha Pappu, Waste free cities: Theoretical framework for future smart cities, The 5th Sustainable Urban Policy Futures Conference 2018, University of Greenwich, London, UK