Newcastle University Business School

Staff Profile

Dr Marwa Elnahass

Senior Lecturer in Accounting & Finance and The School's Ethics Convenor


Marwa is a senior lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Newcastle University Business School (NUBS), holding a PhD. from Lancaster University. The acting Ethics Convenor for the Business School. A module leader for Stage 3 Management Accounting (and its streamline Erasmus module), operating across Newcastle and London sites. Teaching a variety of other accounting and finance modules e.g. (i) Case Studies in Finance, Business & Accounting; and (ii) Accounting, Organization and Society. A deputy head of the Research Group “Accounting, Governance and Accountability” between 2016-2018. Having a teaching experience spanning over 15 years, in several accounting and finance modules taught across Higher Education institutions, located both nationally and internationally (e.g. Lancaster University, Aston University, American university in Cairo, and Cairo University). Have a record of successful Ph.D supervision completion in Accounting & Finance. Supervise a number of Ph.D students in finance, bank risk and stability, Big Data, social media reporting, and governance and accounting opportunism.

 Secured an ESRC Impact Acceleration Grant-spring call 2016 (Topic: New Financial Technologies and Real Time Audit: Evidence from Big Datasets). 

A peer reviewer in both, ESRC and for the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) since 2016 in the discipline of Future of Work, Accounting, Banking, and Finance. A member of NUBS Steering Committee for The Future of Work and Social Justice in Digital Economy.

 An Editorial Board Member in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Accounting (3*ABS listed) and An Associate Editor in Emerging Market Review. A referee in a number of ABS listed 3*& 4* peer-journals specialised in accounting, finance and banking. Research publications are marked as world-leading research and research interests cover banking and finance, ethical finance, corporate governance, capital market valuations models and merger and acquisitions. Recent working papers reflect multi-disciplinary areas like gender diversity, climate change, social justice & digital economy, and Artificial Intelligence.

Attracted media and news (e.g. NUBS Research Magazine) and published technical articles (e.g. ACCA). Invited as a guest speaker in internationally recognized academic institutions and a member of organising committees for two leading conferences in Islamic finance in 2014 & 2017, one of which is linked to an ABS listed 3 * journal-special issue.

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  • A member of ESRC-GCRF Peer Review Group.
  • Research Fellow at GOLCER (Lancaster University Management School).
  • Research Interests:
  1. Financial Reporting Quality & Earnings Management.
  2. FinTech & Blockchains
  3. Auditing
  4. Corporate Governance
  5. Ethical finance, Islamic and conventional Banking


  • ACC 3002 : Management Accounting (Module Leader).
  • ACC 3022: Erasmus, Management  Accounting (Module Leader) 
  • ACC 3000: Case Studies in Finance, Accounting & Business.
  • ACC 3016: Accounting, Organization & Society.
Ph.D Supervision and Completion:
  • Quang Vu Trinh: Effects of Board Busyness on Financial Stability, Market Valuations and Dividend Payouts: Evidence from Alternative Banking Models. Successful Completion (1st Supervisor).
  • Noora Yusuf: Internal Governance Mechanisms and Financial Reporting Quality: Evidence from Alternative Banking Systems. Sponsored by the University of Bahrain. Successful Completion (1st Supervisor).
  • Khaled Alsaifi: Essays on Carbon Disclosure and Financial Consequences. Successful Completion (Joint Supervisor).
  • Mohammed Al Barrak: The Effect of Twitter Dissemination of Financial and Non-Financial Information on the Cost of Equity Capital. Successful Completion (Joint Supervisor).
  • Rana Alharbi: Board Gender Diversity and Bank Finance Stability: Evidence from Alternative Banking
    Models (Year 3).
  • Xinrui Jia: Future of Work and FinTech (Year 1).
  • Cafer Deniz: Financial Reporting Quality and Social Accountability (Year 1).