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Professor Omneya Abdelsalam

Professor of Accounting & Islamic Finance

FHEA, PhD, MSc., BSc.

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Professor of Accounting & Islamic Finance in the Business SchoolMHL - 352+44 (0) 191 33 46345
Member of the Institute for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies  


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 interests

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


Chapter in book

  • Abdelsalam, O. (2003). Using Quick Check Questions to enhance students’ learning of Management Accounting. In Good practice guide in learning and teaching. Higson, H.E. Birmingham, UK: Aston University. 14-15.
  • Abdelsalam, O. (2002). Egypt. In International Financial Accounting: A Comparative Approach. Roberts, C., Weetman, P. & Gordon, P. London, UK: Financial Times/ Prentice Hall.

Journal Article


  • Abdelsalam, O., Dimitropoulos, P. & Leventis, Stergios, S. (2014), Accounting Quality and Political Connections in Banks: Evidence from MENA Countries, JEBO IBF 2014 Islamic Finance Conference. Lancaster University.
  • Abdelsalam, O. & Tortosa- Ausina, E. (2014), Political Connection and Bank Efficiency in MENA countries, IFABS Conference. ISCTE Business School..
  • Abdelsalam, O., Duygun, M., Matallín-Sáez, J. & Tortosa-Ausina, E. (2014), Mutual Fund Performance Persistence: A Comparison of Islamic and Socially Responsible Funds, JEBO IBF 2014 Islamic Finance Conference. Lancaster University, Lancaster University.
  • Abdelsalam, O. & Elnahass, M. (2014), Bank Capitalisation and Risk in MENA countries: Does Political Connection Matter?, IRTI - JFSR Conference. Bangor University..
  • Abdelsalam, O. & Elnahass, M. (2014), Global Evidence on Financial Stability during the Credit Crunch: Did it Matter for Islamic banks?, JEBO IBF 2014 Islamic Finance Conference. Lancaster University..
  • Abdelsalam, O., Al-Kafaji, Y. & Elnahass, M. (2013), Ownership Structure and Related Party Transaction Disclosure, Best Paper Award: AIB MENA Conference.
  • Abdelsalam, O., Leventis, S. & Dedoulis, E. (2013), The impact of religious social norms on audit pricing, Financial Reporting Conference. University of Bristol, University of Bristol.
  • Abdelsalam, O., Al-Kafaji, Y. & Elnahass, M. (2013), Critical Analysis for Related Party Transaction Disclosure and Emancipation, Critical Studies in Accounting & Finance Conference. UAE University.
  • Abdelsalam, O., Elnahass, M. & Izzeldin, M. (2013), Global Evidence on the Financial Stability of Islamic and Conventional Banks: An Accounting View, Banking, Finance, Money and Institutions: The Post Crisis Era Conference. University of Surrey..

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