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Dr. Abeer Hassan joined the University in December 2004 as a Lecturer in Accounting. Before that she had taught and researched accounting at Nottingham University and Keele University.

Before joining academia, Abeer worked as an auditor for 10 years at the National Authority of Auditing and Performance Evaluation, Egypt. She got her first degree in Accounting in 1986, awarded MSc in 1994 and PhD in 2003.

Abeer's research focused on sources of finance for small businesses, mainly private equity firms and venture capital firms. 

She gained membership as Registered Practitioner at the Egyptian Society of Accountants and Auditors in Egypt in 2006. Additionally, she becomes a fellow in Higher Education Academy in 2009 and became a Senior Fellow in Higher Education Academy in 2015.

Abeer has gained external funding from the Carnegie Trust and the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland.

As the programme leader, Abeer organised the programme’s first official employability day at UWS Hamilton campus on Monday 31 March 2014. Read more.

As an evidence of excellence, One of Dr. Hassan’s research papers won ‘best paper’ at the recent Cairo University International Conference on Accounting(http://ebulletin.uws.ac.uk/2015/09/success-at-international-conference-for-uws-research-paper/)

Dr. Hassan also nominated for teaching star awards in 2015 and 2016 and also nominated for outstanding service for students in 2016.

For students appreciation please see below


Current research activities

I am currently working on a number of projects:

−     "The Relationships between Reporting Format, Environmental Disclosure and Environmental Performance: an Empirical Study"- in the review process

−     “Measuring the quality of environmental disclosure: A closer look from information characteristics"-work in process

−     “Comparison study between China and Europe on reporting on Assurance"-work in process.

−     I have submitted a research bid in June 2016 titled “Determining the Scale, Spatial Distribution & Potential Economic Contribution of Micro-Enterprises in Egypt’s Informal Food Sector”, £254,683, Institutional Links Grants, Collaboration grant with the British University in Egypt.

Desired research direction

−     Will carry on with corporate social responsibility but will more focus on entrepreneurship and small business in developing countries (the new research bid).

−     I have started collaborating with UWS Colleagues from different schools in a project titled “Managing Big Live Data” and this might be the start of long term collaboration with researchers from other disciplines.

−     Will do more research on accounting education.

Target collaborative companies

As part of my role as a programme leader of the MSc finance and Accounting with CIMA, I always invite guest speakers from SMEs and from other companies. Also I am working closely with the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) and will try in the near future to network with the companies they are dealing with.

Target collaborative organisations

As part of my recent research fund application, I have established networking with British University in Egypt and I think this will be the start of long term collaboration. 

External positions

External Examiner, Glasgow Caledonian University


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Research Output

  • Biodiversity and extinction accounting for sustainable development: a systematic literature review and future research directions

    Roberts, L., Hassan, A., Elamer, A. & Nandy, M., 13 Sep 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Business Strategy and the Environment. p. 1-35 35 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Businesses corporate social responsibility (CSR) duties towards communities in the Covid-19 crisis

    Hassan, A. & Tarbert, H., 12 Apr 2020, The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education.

    Research output: Other contribution

  • Open Access
  • 5 Downloads (Pure)

    Covid-19 and Air Pollution – One Silver Lining

    Leung, D. & Hassan, A., 5 Jun 2020, The Alliance for Sustainability Leadership in Education.

    Research output: Other contribution

    Open Access
  • Activities

    • 4 Invited talk
    • 1 Participation in conference

    Extinction Accounting and Biodiversity Framework

    Abeer Hassan (Speaker)

    6 Mar 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Research Seminar on Biodiversity and Extinction Accounting

    Abeer Hassan (Speaker)

    4 Mar 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Does loss of Biodiversity by businesses cause Covid- 19

    Abeer Hassan (Speaker)

    22 Apr 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Funds World

    Abeer Hassan (Chair)

    4 Jun 20067 Jun 2006

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference