Dr Anusha Pappu

Dr Anusha Pappu BSc, MSc, MBA, PhD, PG Cert HE, FHEA

Academic Portfolio Lead- Strategy and Senior Lecturer in Business and Management

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Dr Anusha Pappu

Academic Portfolio Lead- Strategy and 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 September 2022 and took up the role of Academic Portfolio Lead in Strategy from February 2023 in the school of Business, Operations and Strategy (BOS). She has experience of teaching a range of modules in the Greenwich Business School 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, Strategic Management, Sustainable Transport, Foundations of Scholarship and Research Methods, e-Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Passenger and Freight Transport. She has also been a module leader for some of these modules and completely redesigned some modules considering the student feedback and achieved consistent EvaSys scores of 4.3-4.7/5 on the modules she led.

She was a programme director for Executive MBA and successfully managed the programme across schools. She was also a school lead for International Partnerships. She was involved in the development of a new programme timeline to support prospective international students in response to the COVID-19 impact and led a common year 1 January intake for undergraduate programmes at Faculty level. As international Partner lead between 2021-2023, she worked closely with five Transnational Education (TNE) Partners, 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). She managed the planning and delivery of multiple entry pathways on numerous programmes at the partner sites and worked closely with their staff and students. She has been leading BA Business Studies programme suits for more than three years and achieved consistent scores over 90 in the National Students Survey (NSS) and has been participating in events to share the best practices on the programme.

Anusha is interested in research in improving students experience and focuses on international students and BAME. With her research focus being sustainability and circular economy, she works on embedding them into her teaching. She is a part of the cross-university steering group for BAME female students’ employability challenges; part of the working group in the development of University’s Curriculum Framework focusing on Research and Pedagogy. She secured funding for projects ranging from £300-£1800 to maximise student success and is continuing to work on them.

Responsibilities within the university

  • Academic Portfolio Lead- Anusha is responsible for the strategy modules portfolio and has line management responsibilities.
  • Programme Leader- Anusha is the programme leader for Business Studies Programmes suit.
  • Teaching-Mentor- Anusha has been a mentor for new colleagues and for colleagues pursuing PGCert in Higher Education.
  • Research Supervision- Anusha supervises master’s students for their dissertation and is a part of the supervisory team for a PhD student.
  • Learning and Teaching Festival organising Committe 2024
  • Committee member for SEBE (Department Lead)- 2021-2022
  • International Link Tutor (2021-2023)
  • Programme Director/Lead (2021-2023)-Common year 1 programmes, Executive MBA
  • University’s ’Curriculum Framework: Research and Pedagogy’ working group (2021)


  • 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
  • Awarded Pass with merit on successful completion of ‘Online teaching: Creating courses for adult learners’ module as a part of microcredits offered by the Open University in 2021 and funded by the Faculty of Business, University of Greenwich


  • 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 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.

Recent publications

  • Pappu, A. and Bogaars, A. (2022). "An Examination of Co-Teaching in an Online Environment." Compass: Journal of Learning and Teaching, 15(2), pp.32-43. 2.
  • Pappu, A. and Reddy, K. S. (2022). "Implementation Issues of New Education Policy of India in the State of Andhra Pradesh." In Nair, J. (Ed.), Handbook of Political Issues in India. Integrity Media: New Delhi.
  • Zheng, Y., Bai, C., Wang, L., Han, C., Yang, M., & Pappu, A. (2023). "Evolutionary Game Analysis on the Diffusion of General Purpose Technologies with Government Multiple Supports." Economics of Innovation and New Technology, ISSN 1043-8599


    • 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