Meet the team

The Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity (CFCI) has a strong Research Team and support staff who are not only delivering impactful research affecting policy and governance of UK and international business, but also creating an exciting and innovative environment for Post Graduate Researchers and early career researchers.

Core staff

The core staff at the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity are highly skilled researchers and each contribute unique background and expertise to promote our vast research portfolio.

Operations Team

Name Title Support Area
Nicola Boyle​ Operations Manager, Centre for  Financial and Corporate Integrity​ Leadership, HE Administration Management, Coaching and Mentoring​

 

Applied Economic Analysis & Policy

Name Title

Research Interests

Dr Abay Mulatu​ Associate Professor and Cluster Lead ​for Applied Economic Analysis and Policy (AEAP)​ Impact assessment; Economic geography; International trade; Development economics; Environmental economics​
Professor Mansoob Murshed​​ Professor of Economics Macroeconomics; Aid Conditionality; Economics of Conflict; International economics; Political economy of Natural Resource Management​

 

Finance and Governance

Name Title Research Interests
​Professor Panagiotis Andrikopoulos Executive Director, Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity Stakeholder Theory; Corporate Finance; Behavioural Finance; Empirical Asset Pricing
Professor Ahmed El-Masry​ Professor in Corporate Finance and Governance, Cluster Lead for Finance and Governance (FG)​ Corporate governance, Risk management, Leverage (distress risk) and stock returns, Islamic finance, Dividend policy, Capital structure, Capital adequacy, Market efficiency/anomalies, Credit risk in SMES, Mergers and acquisitions, Financial stability, Financial inclusion, Prediction using neural networks and machine learning​​
Dr Jin Suk Park​ Associate Professor and PGR Director Instability in stock, foreign exchange and commodity futures markets; Interaction between the economy and financial markets; Sectoral studies - port, maritime and transportation industries; Regional studies - East Asia and Europe.​​​​

 

Law, Risk and Compliance

Name Title Research Interests
​Dr Adam Abukari Research Fellow Rule of Law and Justice; Tax law and tax crime; environmental law; company law, compliance and contracting; EU law and public procurement; UN law; World Bank operations; interrelationship between internation and municipal law.
​Professor Umut Turksen​ Professor in Law, Cluster Lead for Law, Risk and Compliance (LRC) ​Financial Crime, Compliance and Risk, EU Energy Security and Law, Comparitive Counter-terrorism and Societal Security, International Trade and Economic Law, Digitial Property and Assets. https://protax-project.eu/​
Dr Donato Vozza​ ​Research Fellow  

Associates

Our Research Associates play a vital role in supporting our projects and are alligned to one of the three research clusters which make up the Centre for Financial and Corporate Integrity: Law, Risk and Compliance (LRC), Finance and Governance (FG) and Applied Economic Analysis and Policy (AEAP).

 

Applied Economic Analysis & Policy

Name Title
Dr Anna Cartwright Associate Professor in Economics ​(EFA)
Dr Judith Kabajulizi​ Lecturer in Economics​ (EFA)
Dr Piotr Lis Associate Professor in Economics​ (EFA)
Dr Mehtap Hisarciklilar​ Assistant Professor in Economics​ (EFA)
Dr Vijay Reddy Associate Professor in Tourism & Marketing​
Dr Waseem Toraubally​ Assistant Professor in Economics (EFA)​

 

Finance and Governance

Name Title
Dr Salem Alhabasah​ Assistant Professor in Accounting (EFA)
Dr Sarkar Kabir​ Associate Professor in Finance​ (EFA)
Dr Thang Nguyen Lecturer in Finance​ (EFA)
Dr Andrews Owusu ​ Associate Professor in Accounting​ (EFA)
Dr Daniel Santamaria Associate Head of School - Research (EFA) and Associate Professor in Finance​ (EFA)
Dr Jia Shao​ Lecturer in Statistics​ (EFA)
Dr Sailesh Tanna Associate Professor in Finance​ (EFA)
Dr Da Teng Assistant Professor in Strategic Management​
Dr ​Jun Wang Assistant Professor in Finance​ (EFA)

 

Law, Risk and Compliance

Name Title
Dr Costantino Grasso​ Assistant Professor in Law​ (EFA)​​
Dr Wangwei Lin​ Assistant Professor in Law​ (CLS)
Dr Stuart MacLennan​ ​Assistant Professor in Law (CLS)
Dr Lorenzo Pasculli​ Associate Head of School - Research (Law) - Assistant Professor in Law​ (CLS)

ASPiRE Fellows

Our ASPiRE Fellows are enrolled on The Academic Support Programme in Research Excellence (ASPiRE) which supports early career academics, with strong research promise, to access the University's rich research environment and work towards becoming independent researchers.

 

Applied Economic Analysis & Policy

Name Title Research Interests
Dr Eliana Lauretta Lecturer in Finance Business Cycles / Financial Stability / Monetary & Regulatory Policy / Financial Innovation / Financial Crisis
Dr Akin Sharimakin Lecturer in Economics Energy Economics / Environmental Economics / Efficiency & Productivity Analysis

 

Finance and Governance

Name Title Research Interests
Dr Ahmad Abras ​Lecturer in Accounting Islamic Financial Reporting / NGO / International Accounting / CSR + Business Ethics
Dr Alaa Alhaj Ismail Assistant Professor​​​ Financial Reporting / Corporate Governance / Executive + Employees Pay / Firm Value + Performance
Dr Jiaqi  Guo Lecturer in Finance Crowdfunding / herding / momentum / sentiment / market anomalies /asset pricing 
Dr Rasha Kassem Assistant Professor Audit / Fraud / Corporate Governance / Business Ethics / CSR / Qualitative Research
Dr Amir Khorasgani Assistant Professor SMEs Finance / Credit risk Management / Credit Risk Modelling / Basel Regulation / Corporate Finance
Dr Abdurafiu Noah Lecturer in Accounting Biodiversity Accounting / CSR / Government Accounting Reforms / Corporate Environmental Responsibility
Dr Styliani (Elina) Panetsidou Lecturer in Finance Corporate Finance / Financial Markets / Private Equity / Insider Trading / Fintech / Blockchain + Digital Currencies
Dr Ahmad Saleh Assistant Professor Tax Evasion / International Accounting Standards / Reporting Quality + the Cost of Equity + Debt
Dr Angelos  Synapis Lecturer in Finance​ Corporate Finance / Financial Markets / Private Equity / Insider Trading / Fintech / Blockchain + Digital Currencies
Dr Boying Xu Lecturer in Finance Private Equity / M&A / Dividend Payout / CSR

 

Law, Risk and Compliance

Name Title Research Interests
Dr Amber Darr Lecturer in Law​ Commercial Law / Competition Law / South Asian Legal Studies
Dr Gavin Leigh Assistant Professor​ Criminal Law