Omneya is a senior lecturer in the Accounting Group and the founding director of Aston University’s Centre for Islamic Finance & Business. She is also a fellow of the UK Academy of Higher Education and a member of "Senate". She has held teaching appointments at Heriot-Watt University, Mansoura University and the American University of Sharjah. She is a member of the editorial board and ad-hoc reviewer of various academic journals and international conferences. She published various research papers in international academic journals. Two of her research papers have been ranked by Science Direct from the top 25 for more than three years. Omneya taught various undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Financial Accounting, International Accounting, Management Accounting and Islamic Accounting & finance. She successfully supervised numerous MSc. & MBA dissertations. She has supervised four PhD students up to successful completion.
Dr Omneya Abdelsalam, Director of the EIBF Centre, featured as the Financial Times' Professor of the Week >
Taught various undergraduate and postgraduate (MSc. & MBA) courses:
- International Accounting
- Managerial Accounting
- Contemporary Issues in Accounting
- Islamic Accounting & Finance
- Islamic Capital Markets
- Introduction to Financial Accounting
Awards & fellowships
- Recipient of Best paper award in the Academy of International Business MENA conference 2013
- Recipient of "Aston Business School Summer 2009 Award for Innovation and Inspiration"
- Recipient of "Aston University Excellence in Teaching Award 2005".
- Nominee for "Excellence in Teaching Prize" Heriot-Watt University, UK - 2001.
Leadership & Conference Organisation
- Founder and Director of Aston University EIBF Centre for Islamic Business & Finance (January 2010 – date) (www.aston.ac.uk/eibf)
- Organiser and Chair of the Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation Conference on “Islamic Banking & Finance”,29-30 September, 2012, Aston University, Birmingham UK
- Organiser and Chair of the conference on “Analytical and Empirical Research in Islamic Finance, Management, Economics and Law”, 5-6 December, 2011, Aston University, Birmingham UK
- Organiser and Chair of the conference on “Islamic Finance for Corporate UK”,16 June, 2011, Birmingham UK (in association with Business Birmingham, Islamic Bank of Britain, Advantage West Midlands and IFAAS)
- Organiser and Chair of the conference on “the future of Birmingham as a second city for Islamic Business”,2nd June, 2009
- Member of the editorial boards of the following two academic journals:
- Journal of International Business and Finance (JIBF)
- Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting (JOFRA)
Academic Reviewer for the following academic Journals:
- British Accounting Review
- Research in Accounting in Emerging Markets
- Managerial Finance
- Corporate Governance: An International Review
- Advances in International Accounting
- Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation
- Accounting Forum
I have research interest and am willing to supervise PhD theses in the following areas:
- Corporate governance
- Disclosure and transparency, and
- corporate Social responsibility
- Islamic Banking & Finance
- Corporate online financial reporting
- International Financial Reporting Standards in Emerging capital markets
- Accounting and Finance in the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) region
- 2013- £60,000 Islamic (NGO) Islamic Microfinance Project 2013-2014
- 2011- £18,500 Advantage West Midland, Business Birmingham and Qatar International Islamic Bank to organize a conference on “Islamic Finance for Corporate UK” 2011.
- 2010 - £20,000 Surgi Tech for offering student bursaries in Islamic Finance (2010)
- 2010 - £1.5million Funding for Aston university’s Elsharaani Centre in Islamic Finance & Business
- 2007- 16,500 AED American University of Sharjah (AUS) for the research project "An Examination of the Determinants of the Comprehensiveness of Corporate Internet Reporting".
- 2004 -£10,000 Higher Education Funding Council (HEFC) - Total Quality Enhancement (TQE) Fund for the research project "Using online assessment as a learning tool in accounting education". Awarded in October 2003.
- 1998 - £1,000 British Accounting Association CHA Bursary for the research project "Implementing new accounting regulations in an emerging capital market" Awarded in October 2000
- 1998 - £1,500 Edinburgh Centre for financial studies for the research project "Introducing International Accounting standards to an emerging capital market: relative familiarity and a language barrier" Awarded in October 1999.
- "Empirical Research in Islamic Finance: Editorial", Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation (with M. El-Komi) (Forthcoming)
- “On the Performance of Ethical and Islamic Mutual funds” , Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation (with M. Fethi, J. Matallin & E. Tortosa-Ausina)
- “Ethical Reporting of Islami Bank Bangladesh: 1983-2010”, Journal of Business Ethics, Special Issue (With A. Belal & S. Nizamee) ( Forthcoming)
- “The Value Relevance of Loan Loss Provision: Comparative study of Islamic & Conventional Banks”, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation (with M. Elnahass & M. Ezzeldin)
- “Corporate Governance and Corporate Dividend Policies in an Emerging Market; further evidence from CASE 50, Managerial Finance, (Vol 34), 2008 (with A. El-Masry & S. Segini).
- “The impact of Board independence and ownership structure on the Timeliness of Corporate Internet Reporting of Irish Listed Companies”, Managerial Finance, 2008 (with A. El-Masry).
- “An examination of the determinants of the comprehensiveness of corporate Internet reporting provided by London Listed companies” Journal of International Accounting Research, Vol 16, issue 2, (with D. Street & S. Bryant), 2007.
- “Corporate governance and the Timeliness of Corporate Internet Reporting by U.K. Listed Companies” Journal of International Accounting Auditing and Taxation, 2007 (with D. Street). TOP 10 CITED (June 2009) AND TOP 25 ON SCIENCE DIRECT
- “Exchange rate exposure: do size and foreign operations matter?”, Managerial Finance, Vol. 33, 2007 (with A. El-Masry).
- “Measuring Accounting Disclosure in a period of Complex Change; the case of Egypt” Advances in International Accounting, Vol 19, 2007 (with P. Weetman).
- “The exchange rate exposure of UK non-financial companies”, Managerial Finance, Vol 33, (with A. El-Masry), 2007.
- “Ownership Structure and Corporate Dividend Policies in Egypt, Global review of Business and Economic Research, 2006 (with A. El-Masry).
- “Corporate Internet Reporting by Bombai SE Sensex Companies” Indian Accounting Review, December issue, Vol. 8, pp1-18 (With Donna Street and Stephanie Bryant), 2004.
- “Introducing International Accounting Standards to an Emerging Capital Market: relative familiarity and a language effect; the case of Egypt” Journal of International Accounting Auditing and Taxation”, vol. 12, 2003, (with P. Weetman). TOP 25 ON SCIENCE DIRECT
- "Using Quick Check Questions to enhance students’ learning of Management Accounting”, Good Practice Guide in learning and teaching, 2003, Aston University, ISBN 1 85449 470 8
- “Egypt” in International Financial Accounting: A Comparative Approach, ed. C. Roberts, P. Weetman and P. Gordon, Financial Times Prentice Hall: London, 2002. (Second edition).
- "Social and Financial Efficiency in NGO-based Islamic Microfinance”, DEA 2013 conference, June 2013, (With I. Widiarto & A. Emrouznejad).
- “Ownership Structure and Related Party Transaction Disclosure”, AIB MENA Conference, January 2013, [Best Paper Award] (with Y. Al-Kafaji & M. Elnahass).
- "The Value of Coskewness in Islamic Mutual Funds” paper presented at the Aston Islamic Finance Conference, December 2011, (with M. Fethi & M. Shaban).
- “Is Islamic banking Unique? Paper presented at the Aston Islamic Finance Conference, December 2011 (paper with Sara Navid).