Dr Anisha Ramsaroop

Dr Anisha Ramsaroop
M Block, M1-307
Human Resources Management


Dr Anisha Ramsaroop is based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance in the Discipline of Human Resource Management.

Dr Ramsaroop’s academic qualifications include: B Admin, B Admin (Hons), M Admin (Industrial Psychology) and Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resources Management. Key areas of research include diversity, sexual harassment, disability, career management, training and development, talent management, emotional intelligence, employee resilience, performance management, employee relationship management, e-recruitment and job evaluation.

Dr Ramsaroop lectures at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Modules lectured include: Managing Workforce Diversity, Introduction to HRM, Employee Wellness, Contemporary Issues in HRM, Managerial Ethics, Career Management and Strategic HRM amongst others. Dr Ramsaroop has supervised and graduated numerous Honours and full research and coursework Masters students. 

Academic Qualifications

  • B Admin (UDW)
  • B Admin (Hons) (Industrial Psychology) (UDW)
  • MAdmin (Industrial Psychology) (UKZN)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (UKZN)

Professional Qualifications

  • Dr Anisha Ramsaroop is a registered Industrial Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) (registration number: PS 0099244). 

Professional Bodies

  • Registered Industrial Psychologist with the Health Professions Council (HPCSA)

Research Interests

  • Diversity 
  • Sexual harassment 
  • Career management 
  • Training and development 
  • Career plateaus 
  • Work-life balance 
  • Employee resilience 
  • Employee relationship management 
  • Emotional intelligence 
  • E-Recruitment 
  • Performance Management 
  • Strategic Talent Management 
  • Job evaluation 

Publications and Papers

  • Managing Disability in the Workplace. (2020). Chapter in textbook: Managing diversity in the South African workplace.1st edition. Van Schaik. ISBN: 978 0627 037382 
  • Maharaj, P. & Ramsaroop, A. (2021). Assessing Emotional Intelligence and the Quality of Life of School Educators in the Reservoir Hills Precinct, Kwazulu-Natal. Reshaping Sustainable Development Goals Implementation in the World: Proceeding of 8th International Conference on Business and Management Dynamics. India. United Kingdom. ISBN 978-93-5547-236-6 (Print). ISBN 978-93-5547-268-7 (eBook). DOI: 10.9734/bpi/mono/978-93-5547-236-6 
  • Ramsaroop, A. (2021). The Relationship between Career Plateaus and the Career Stages of the University of KwaZulu-Natal Academics. Alternation African Scholarship Book Series, Volume # 07 – ISBN: 978-0- 9869936-9-5. BOOK DOI: https://doi.org/10.29086/978-0-9869936-9-5/2021/AASBS07 BOOK url: http://alternation.ukzn.ac.za/books/series/07-global-trends-in-management-it-and governance.aspx 
  • Ramsaroop, A & Subban, M. (2022). The Changing Context of Work, Careers and Career Management with Specific Reference to the Challenges of Academics at Higher Education Institutions. Journal of Administratio Publica, 30(2). 
  • Maharaj, P and Ramsaroop, A. (2022). Emotional intelligence as a contributor to enhancing educators’ quality of life in the COVID-19 era. Front. Psychol. 13:921343. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.921343. 
  • Sulagan, T & Ramsaroop, A. (2023). Assessing Employees’ Perceptions on the Influence of Technology on Recruitment in a Cape Town Engineering Company. DOI: 10.9734/bpi/cabef/v8/4399E. 
  • Maharaj, P. & Ramsaroop, A. (2023). Fostering Resilience through emotional intelligence in an academic environment. ISBN – 978-0-6397-6413-9. 
  • Maharaj, P. & Ramsaroop, A. (2024). Fostering Emotional Intelligence and Resilience for a New Era in South African Higher Education Institutions. DOI: 10.9734/bpi/mono/978-81-969907-8-7/CH1. 

Additional Information

  • Presented at SIOPSA (Society of Industrial & Occupational Psychologists of South Africa) conference in June 2005: Sexual Harassment at the Workplace – A Model for the early identification & management thereof.
  • Attended the International Conference on Occupational Health & Safety hosted by the National Occupational Safety Association (NOSA) in 2007
  • Presented at the Business Management Conference (BMC) in the College of Law & Management Studies in August 2018.
  • Presented at the International Conference on Management & Information Technology (ICMIT) in Goa in November 2018
  • Attended International conference hosted by Advanced Research Society on Science & Sociology (ARSSS) in Bangalore, India in December 2018.
  • Attended & presented at the E-MIG conference 2019 in Mauritius.
  • Attended & presented at the AASADPAM Conference in September 2019 in Pretoria.
  • Presented at the the Virtual 7th International Conference on Business and Management Dynamics (ICBMD-2021).
  • Presented at the ARTEMOCC2022 international conference hosted in France: 31 March to April 2, 2022
  • Presented at the 8th Virtual International Conference on Business and Management Dynamics (ICBMD) on 7 September 2022.
Other Research Activities
  • Guest speaker at Durban University of Technology (DUT) Gender Forum – Sexual Harassment at the Workplace.
  • Presented at the Business Management Conference (BMC) in the College of Law & Management Studies in August 2018.
  • Won an award for best emerging researcher at the BMC conference (2018).
  • Member of the ARTEM UKZN Organising Committee for the ARTEM conference & Summer School 2020
  • Panelist SIOPSA ONLINE DISCUSSION: Owning your bias. Understanding the impact of preconceived notions in the workplace (14 March 2022)
  • On the eMIG UKZN Organising Committee (2019, 2022 & 2023). Partnership conference between the University of KwaZulu-Natal & the Open University of Mauritius
  • Reviewer: Malaysian Management Journal (MMJ) – Analysis of Gender in Entrepreneurial Intentions (Study on Millennial in Jambi City)
  • Reviewer for Frontiers in Psychology – Research Topic: Psychological Experiences and Responses in the Global South Amidst and Ahead of the Covid-19 Pandemic  Reviewer for the Journal of South African Economic and Management Sciences (SAJEMS).  Reviewer for ICBMD 2022 conference