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In December 2016, I have joined the Faculty of Business and Law, Portsmouth University, as a lecturer in accounting and financial management. In March 2019, I was promoted to a senior lecturer.

In January 2016, I started my part-time job as an associate lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London.

From Feb 2013- May 2015, I worked as an assistant lecturer at the Open University, Egypt.

I have taught different modules across my teaching life such as financial accounting, management accounting, cost accounting, financial management, business planning, financial analysis, data visualisation, etc.

In Industry, I worked as a full-time accountant in the Egyptian Agricultural Bank for 9 years before switching to Academia. 

I have been an investor in stocks on the Egyptian Stock Exchange for 10 years. 

I have published 12 research articles in peer-reviewed English journals, four of them are published in 3* ABS ranked Journals. 

Currently, I supervise 5 Ph. D students and supervised a number of master students in the past. 

I am a guest editor of a special issue announced by the Accounting Research Journal entitled "The convergence of Big Data and Accounting". 

I am an associate editor in Accounting Research Journal. 

In 2012, my MSc thesis research paper was awarded the “Best Paper Award” from the European International Academic Conference held in Italy.

In 2015, my project proposal on risk disclosure economic consequences enabled me to win a Ph.D. Fund of £14,057 annually for 3 years from Plymouth University.

In 2016, my paper “Economic growth & cost stickiness” was awarded the Award for Excellence from Emerald.

I have won the IKB Bursary from Portsmouth Business School on 6th of December 2017. 

I have won A Ph. D bursary award from Portsmouth Business School in November 2017 as a first supervisor. 

Research Interests

I am interested in several research areas diversified between financial accounting, cost accounting, Big Data technology, and Artificial Intelligence. 

My master thesis examines the impact of historical costing on real earnings management. 

My Ph. D thesis examines the economic consequences of risk disclosure quality. 

One of my research papers introduces a new definition of risk disclosure. 

Also, I have a number of papers that examine cost behavior or cost stickiness phenomenon. 

I examine also different types of earnings management such as income smoothing, accruals management, and real earnings management. 

Recently, I have started research on the effect of Big Data on different accounting issues such as disclosure quality, performance measurement, fraud detection, etc. 

My research interests include: 

  • Financial Reporting
  • Earnings Management
  • Corporate Governance
  • Cost Behaviour
  • Big Data and Artificial Intelligence
  • Data Visualisation (reader only)
  • Blockchain (reader only)


Teaching Responsibilities

My primary teaching area is cost and management accounting. However, I have taught different accounting-related modules such as financial accounting, management accounting, cost accounting, strategic management accounting, financial management, data visualization, etc. 

Currently, I am teaching the following modules:

  • Financial Analysis (Campus and DL)
  • Business Planning
  • Business Analysis and Decision Making
  • Data Processing and Visualization

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., risk disclosure: a systematic literature review and the influence on cost of capital and firm value

Award Date: 4 Dec 2017

Master of Science, investigating the impact of historical costing on real earnings management, Cairo University

Award Date: 13 Jun 2012

BSc (Hons), Mansoura University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2005


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  • 2016 Outstanding Paper Award

    Ibrahim, Awad (Recipient), 2016

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  • Best Paper Award

    Ibrahim, Awad (Recipient), 2012

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