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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 2005 2019

Does developing a support system improve UWS KPIs?

Hassan, A., 26 Jun 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

earning a doctorate
business school
teaching research
102 Downloads (Pure)

Environmental reporting in Pakistan’s oil and gas industry

Khan, M. & Hassan, A., 8 Apr 2019, In : International Research Journal of Business Studies. 12, 1, p. 15-29 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Environmental reporting
Oil and gas industry
Environmental protection
18 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
climate change
Higher education institutions
Annual reports
3 Citations (Scopus)
89 Downloads (Pure)

Integrated reporting in UK higher education institutions

Hassan, A., Adhikariparajul, M., Fletcher, M. & Elamer, A., 4 Nov 2019, In : Sustainability Accounting, Management and Policy Journal. 10, 5, p. 844-876 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Higher education institutions

Activities 2006 2006

  • 1 Participation in conference

Funds World

Abeer Hassan (Chair)
4 Jun 20067 Jun 2006

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference


Ethical leadership
Public sector
Empirical research
Price volatility
Global value chains
Smallholder farmers
Developing countries