Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Nature Positive reporting practices
Corporates Social Responsibility and environmental reporting practices
Circular economy reporting practices
Biodiversity, Extinction Accounting reporting practices
Reporting Practices in Higher Education
Female Entrepreneurship
Disability and Entrepreneurship
Hybrid Entrepreneurship in Higher Education
In addition, I am delivering CPD training to international students on how to prepare successful PhD research proposals

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Research activity per year

Personal profile


Abeer Hassan is Reader in Accounting, School of Business and Creative industries at the University of West of Scotland, UK. She is a leading scholar and her innovative, evidence-based research has appeared in highly regarded outlets. Abeer has published more than 80 articles in peer-reviewed journals and conferences.

Abeer is Also act as PhD lead coordinator in the School of Business and Creative Industries. Abeer is also the Unit of Assessement  17 Associate Lead for Environment and Research Culture  

 Abeer joined the University in December 2004 as a Lecturer in Accounting and promoted to Senior Lecturer in Accounting in 2017. 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.

Area of academic expertise - outline

Abeer is a leading scholar in the field of Corporate social responsibility and Environmental management, Integrated Reporting, Biodiversity, Extinction Accounting. She is also expert in the area of Private equity and venture capital as sources of finance for SMEs, Female entrepreneurship, Gender in Accounting. 

Current research activities

My current research activities include:

  • How companies become nature positive
  • Biodiversity and Extinction Accounting
  • Integrated Reporting  Reporting Practices
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Management Reporting practices
  • Reporting practices in Higher Education sector
  • Circular Economy Reporting Practices
  • Corportae Governance Practices
  • Femal Entrepreneurship in developing countries
  • Disability and entrepreneurship in developing countries
  • Gender in Accounting
  • Developing the Hidden Curriculum for PhD students

In addition to the above, I am involved in CPD training for international students on how to write a successful PhD research proposals


Desired research direction

−    Will carry on with my current reserach activities with some focus on both developed and developing countries

Target collaborative companies

As an expert Scholar in suistainability, I am open to work collaborativly with some companies in UK and abroad on how to report on Biodiversity, Circular Economy, etc...

Target collaborative organisations

As an expert Scholar in nature reporting, including biodiversitry, extenction accounting and carbon, I am open to work collaborativly with organization in UK and abroad on how to become nature positive and report on Biodiversity, carbon management, extenction accounting, Circular Economy, etc...

Other areas of expertise available for knowledge exchange

In addition to the above, my other areas of expertise include:

  • Engage and report to become nature positive (report on biodiversity, carbon, extencion accounting & circular economy)
  • Budgeting,
  • Varainaces,
  • Standard costings,
  • Segment Reporting,
  • Financial and non-Financial performance measures, including the implementation of Balanced Scorecard,
  • Quality Costs,
  • Environmental Cost reports.

Current teaching activities and interests

 In terms of Teaching & Learning and Students’ Success. As a reflective practitioner, Abeer has more than 20 years teaching experience in UK HE sector, leading modules and programmes. She believes that having passion for teaching and learning activities to embody the enthusiasm for the subjects and bring research expertise into classroom is one of her qualities. She supports delivering teaching that is based on contemporary approaches to learning and is constantly scanning for improvements, based on students’ feedback as partners in the learning process. This is to ensure students are capable of transferring knowledge into practice. She is keen advocate of embedding employability and graduate skills into courses and provide supportive learning environment that ensures maximum student engagement and promote the interactive approach in staff-student contact time to develop independent learners.

In her teachig, Abeer is always create an interactive environment with students and prefer to adopt innovative ideas for assessment to encourage students to link theory into practice.

Abeer teaches Management Accounting with more focus on suistianability.

Abeer is always provide support to her students to develop their employability skills beside their academic skills to be ready for professsional  jobs after graduation.

Abeer always receive nominations for "the Lecturer of the year" as a recognition from her students. 

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

External positions

PhD external examiner, University of Bedfordshire

Dec 2022

PhD external examiner, Brunel University

Nov 2022

PhD external examiner, Shieffield University

Sept 2022

Special Issue Guest Editor , Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management

Aug 2022Aug 2023

Special Issue Guest Editor , Qualitative Research in Financial Market Journal

Aug 2021Dec 2021

KTP academic, Routes to work Ltd


Associate Editor, Meditari Accounting Research Journal

May 2020 → …

KTP academic , Consult Lift Services


PhD External Examiner, Robert Gordon University

Aug 2019

PhD External Examiner, University of Essex

Oct 2018

External Examiner for taught courses, University of Salford

1 Sept 201831 Aug 2022

PhD External Examiner, University of Essex

May 2018

PhD External Examiner, Edinburgh Napier University

Mar 2018

External Examiner for taught courses, Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University (UK)

1 Sept 201731 Aug 2021

External Examiner for taught courses, Glasgow Caledonian University

1 Sept 201531 Aug 2019


  • HF5601 Accounting
  • HG Finance
  • L Education (General)
  • HJ Public Finance
  • SB Plant culture
  • GE Environmental Sciences
  • HD61 Risk Management
  • HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare


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