Banita Bissoondoyal-Bheenick is a senior lecturer in the Department of Banking and Finance at Monash Business School.

Banita joined the department in February 2008. Prior to this, she was a lecturer at RMIT University in the School of Economics and Finance from 2004.

Banita completed her PhD in 2004 in Economics and Finance and holds a Bachelor of Accounting with Honours from the University of Mauritius as well as a Master of Finance degree from RMIT University. She has taught in Mauritius, Singapore and Malaysia.

Her teaching experience includes a variety of units taught at postgraduate level, including Corporate Finance, Financial Statement Analysis and Global financial markets.
Banita’s research interest is mainly in asset pricing, stock market volatility, stock markets analysis, mostly related to credit ratings – analysing the determinants of credit ratings , stock market impact and rating changes, structured finance products ratings and the GFC, and corporate ratings.

Banita has published papers in the Australian Journal of Management, Research in International Business and Finance, Emerging Markets Review, Global Finance Journal, Applied Financial Economics and Quantitative Finance.