Dr Omneya Abdelsalam

Accounting Group

Omneya Abdelsalam

Omneya is a senior lecturer in the Accounting Group and the founding director of Aston University’s Centre for Islamic Business & Finance (EIBF). 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. Omneya published in top Academic journals such as Journal of Banking & Finance, Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of International Accounting Research.  Two of her research papers have been ranked by Science Direct from the top 25 for more than three years. She is a member of the editorial board and ad-hoc reviewer of various academic journals and international conferences. 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.   Omneya was awarded “The Aston University Excellence in Teaching” Award in 2005 and the “Aston Business School Award for Innovation & Inspiration” in 2009.

Dr Omneya Abdelsalam, Director of the EIBF Centre, featured as the Financial Times' Professor of the Week.

Position: Senior Lecturer
Phone: +44(0)121 204 3010
Email: o.h.abd-elsalam@aston.ac.uk
Room: ABS407

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

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
  • Accounting and Finance in the MENA (Middle East & North Africa) region 
  • 2013- £60,000 IRW (NGO) Islamic Microfinance Project 2013-2014
  • 2011- £18,500 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
  • 2009 - £2000 Advantage West Midland, funding for a conference on Islamic Finance
  • 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. 



  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy since 2004
  • Member of the European Association of Accounting
  • Member of the Academy of International Business 


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) 

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 4th Conference on 4th “Islamic Banking & Finance”,23-24 June, 2014, Lancaster University, UK
  • Organiser and Chair of the Journal of Economic Behaviour and Organisation 3rd Conference on  3rd “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

Academic reviewer

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

Recent Conferences

  • Critical Analysis for Related Party Transaction Disclosure and Emancipation”, Critical Studies in Accounting & Finance Conference, UAEU, Abu Dhabi, December 2013 (with Y. Al-Kafaji & M. Elnahass).
  •  “Global Evidence on the Financial Stability of Islamic and Conventional Banks: An Accounting View”, Banking, Finance, Money and Institutions: The Post Crisis Era Conference, University of Surrey, November 2013 (with Elnahass, M. & M., Izzeldin).
  • , “The impact of religious social norms on audit pricing”, Financial Reporting Conference, University of Bristol, July 2013 (With S. Leventis & E. Dedoulis). 
  •   “Ownership Structure and Related Party Transaction Disclosure”, AIB MENA Conference, January 2013, (with Y. Al-Kafaji & M. Elnahass), [Best Paper Award].
  • "The Value of Coskewness in Islamic Mutual Funds” paper presented at the Aston Islamic Finance Conference, December 2011, (with M. Fethi & M. Shaban). 

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