Dr Anisha Ramsaroop

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


The academic is based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in the School of Management, Information Technology and Governance in the Discipline of Human Resource Management. Academic qualifications in the field of Human Resource Management including B Admin, B Admin (Hons), M Admin and a Doctor of Philosophy in Human Resources Management. The academic is a registered Industrial Psychologist with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) (registration number: PS 0099244). Key areas of research include diversity, sexual harassment, career management, training and development and strategic HRM. The academic has lectured at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Modules lectured include: Managing Workforce Diversity, Introduction to HRM, Empoyee Wellness, Contemporary Issues in HRM, Managerial Ethics, Career Management and Strategic HRM amongst others. I have supervised and graduated numerous Honours and Masters students.

Academic Qualifications

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

Professional Qualifications

  • Registered Industrial Psychologist

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 human resources management
  • Strategic Talent Management

Publications and Papers

  • Ramsaroop, A & Brijball Parumasur, S. (2007). The prevalence and nature of sexual harassment in the workplace: A model for early identification and effective management thereof. SA Journal of Industrial Psychology, 33(2). DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajip.v33i2
  • 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
  • Managing Disability in the Workplace. 2020. Chapter in textbook: Managing diversity in the South African workplace.1st edition. Van Schaik. ISBN: 978 0627 037382
  • 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.

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