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Durham University

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Professor Omneya Abdelsalam, FHEA, PhD, MSc., BSc.

Professor of Accounting & Islamic Finance in the Business School
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 46345
Room number: MHL - 352

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Omneya is the Founding Director of the Ethical Finance, Accountability and Governance research Centre and the Co-Founding Director of the Sustainable Development Goals Implementation Network Funded by the Newton Fund. Before joining Durham University Business School in June 2014, Omneya was the founding director of the EIBF Centre for Islamic Business & Finance at Aston University since January 2010. She previously worked at the Universities of Heriot-Watt (UK) and the American University of Sharjah (UAE). 

Omneya publishes her research in top Academic journals such as Journal of Corporate Finance, British Accounting Review, Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Financial Services Research, Journal of Financial Stability, Journal of International Accounting Research etc. Her research papers are well read attracted 1997 citations (H index = 17). She serves as an associate editor in Sustainability Accounting Management and Policy Journal. She also serves as a subject editor in both the Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions & Money and Emerging Markets Review.

Omneya taught various undergraduate and postgraduate courses and supervised numerous MSc., MBA and PhD students up to successful completion. Omneya was awarded “The Aston University Excellence in Teaching” Award in 2005 and the “Aston Business School Award for Innovation & Inspiration” in 2009. 


Research Groups

Business School

Research Interests

  • Accountability & Governance in Emerging Markets
  • Sustainable Development
  • Governance & Transparency
  • Sustainability & Accountability
  • Impact assessment
  • Integrated Reporting
  • Narrative reporting
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Islamic banking and finance
  • Impact Ranking of Universities
  • Green Finance



International Collaboration

  • Sustainable Development Goals Implementation Network

Teaching Groups