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 in 2014. A module leader for the Erasmus/International Exchanged Students (Management Accounting), teaching a variety of other accounting modules e.g. (i) Management Accounting; (ii) Case Studies in Finance, Accounting & Business; (iii) Accounting, Organization and Society. A Fellow of the Higher Education Academy of the U.K. and currently supervising a number of Ph.D. students in research areas related to earnings management, ethics and corporate governance; climate change; and Social media reporting. 

Marwa's research is particularly interested in the link between financial reporting quality, auditing and corporate governance. Her research interests also draw upon ethical finance and religiosity, for issues related to financial reporting standards, stock markets' valuation and accountability. Marwa’s empirical research and publications (in ranked ABS academic journals and media articles) incorporates earnings management, risk-taking and capital market valuations models in financial institutions as well as M&A in non-financial firms. Her recent research interest covers Financial Technology (FinTech) and cryptocurrencies. She has contributed to several international and national academic conferences/research events and currently acts as a peer-reviewer for various accounting and finance academic journals. She is also listed in the top 10% of Authors on SSRN by total new downloads within the last 12 months. Marwa and her colleagues at Newcastle/Durham universities were awarded an ESRC IAA funding.

She previously worked as a senior research fellow at Aston Business School and currently a visiting fellow in the GOLCER centre (Lancaster University Management School).  Her background also reflect on professional practices as an auditor and accountant in local auditing firms as well as multi-national Oil & Gas Corporations (e.g. Shell & Schlumberger, Egypt). 

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Research Interests

  • Earnings management & Accounting Qaulity
  • FinTech & Blockchains
  • Auditing
  • Corporate Governance
  • Islamic & conventional Banking/Finance


  • 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.