Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Marwa Elnahas

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance


 Marwa is a doctoral graduate of Lancaster University and joined Newcastle University Business school as a lecturer of Accounting and Finance. She previously worked in the EIBF Centre (Aston University business school) as a senior research fellow. She is currently a visiting fellow in the GOLCER centre (Lancaster University Management School). Her background comprises both professional practices and academic perspectives since she has acted as an auditor in one of the top Egyptian auditing firms and also worked in multinational petroleum Corporations. 

 Marwa's research is particularly interested in the link between financial reporting, accounting quality and corporate governance. Her research interests also draw upon Islamic banking & finance, in comparison with conventional banking, for issues related to financial reporting standards, stock markets' valuation and accountability . Marwa’s empirical research and publications (in ranked academic journals and media) incorporates earnings management, risk-taking and capital market valuations models in financial institutions. She has contributed to several international conferences and has received academic awards such as “Best academic paper award” in Accounting and Finance, AIB-MENA conference. Her experience also comprises organizing leading academic conferences in the areas of Islamic banking & finance (e.g. IBF 2014 (Aston University) & IBF 2016 (Durham/Lancaster Universities).

Marwa and her colleagues at Newcastle/Durham Universities were awarded an ESRC funding for the IAA call 2016.  She is also a member in the peer review college of ESRC-GCRF.

Marwa has a teaching experience for about 12 years in several accounting and finance modules across top ranked academic institutions such as; Newcastle University, Lancaster University, American university in Cairo and the English faculty of Commerce in Cairo University. This includes courses like auditing, financial accounting, management accounting, statistics and financial statements analyses. She currently supervises Ph.D students in the area of earnings management, Islamic and conventional banking, corporate governance and environmental accounting. 


Research Interests

  • International Financial Reporting Standards 
  • Earnings management & Accounting Manipulations
  • Accounting for Emerging Economies 
  • Corporate Governance 
  • Disclosure and social responsibility accounting 
  • Banking
  • Islamic finance


  • Financial reporting in Banks (Case studies)
  • Auditing 
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Accounting 
  • Islamic accounting & Finance