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Durham University

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Professor Omneya Abdelsalam, FHEA, BSc, MSc, PhD

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 Director of the Ethical Finance, Accountability and Governance research group.

Before joining Durham University Business School in June 2014, Omneya was the director of the El Shaarani Centre for Islamic Business & Finance (EIBF) at Aston University since January 2010. She previously worked at the Universities of Heriot-Watt (UK), American University of Sharjah (UAE) and Mansoura (Egypt). She holds degrees from the Universities of Heriot-Watt and Mansoura. In addition, she is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Omneya published in top Academic journals such as Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of International Accounting Research. Many of her research papers are ranked by Science Direct from the top 25 downloaded. She is a member of the editorial board and ad-hoc reviewer of various academic journals and international conferences. Omneya taught various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in International Accounting, Management Accounting and Islamic Accounting & finance. She successfully supervised numerous MSc. & MBA dissertations. She has supervised four 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

  • Corporate governance
  • Disclosure and transparency
  • Accounting quality
  • Narrative reporting
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Islamic banking and finance
  • Corporate online financial reporting
  • International financial reporting standards
  • Accounting and finance in emerging markets