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Office: ABS 421

Phone: 0121 204 3641 


I am a senior academic with over nineteen years of experience in Higher Education. I am also a Certified Fraud Examiner, a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, and a Certified Management & Business Educator.

In my role as a Senior Lecturer at Aston University, I am actively involved in teaching across undergraduate, postgraduate, and professional levels. Furthermore, I conduct impactful research, secure research funding, and engage in knowledge exchange activities with policymakers and practitioners, aiming to maximise the real-world impact of my research findings.
Throughout my career, I have taught and led various business modules, covering a wide range of subjects including Audit, Governance, Fraud, Forensic Accounting, Risk Management, Financial Accounting, CSR, and Research Methods.
My primary research focuses on fraud, audit, and governance within the private, public, and voluntary sectors. Moreover, I explore the intersections of these core research areas with other fields, such as technology, psychology, sociology, criminology, cybercrime, corruption, money laundering, policing, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Additionally, I actively engage in pedagogical research, investigating various aspects related to teaching and learning.
In recognition of my expertise, I have been appointed as a member of the ESRC peer review college and have reviewed numerous manuscripts for international peer-reviewed journals and book publishers. I have also chaired and spoken at various professional and academic conferences.
Beyond academia, I am a consultant at Cifas in the UK, a member of the Cross-Sector Advisory Council of the counter fraud profession at the Cabinet Office, and the ACFE Fraud Advisory Council.


  • PhD, Audit & Fraud, Loughborough University, UK
  • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), ACFE, US
  • Certified Management & Business Educator (CMBE)
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


  • Excellence in enterprise award, Coventry University, 2019
  • Excellence in teaching award, University of Brighton, 2017
  • Excellence in teaching award, The British University of Egypt, 2011

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Certified Member of the ACFE
  • Member of the American Association of Risk and Insurance 
  • Member of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA)
  • Member of the Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME)

Research Interests

  • Fraud 
  • Corruption
  • Forensic Accounting 
  • Cyber Crime, Resilience, and Governance 
  • Audit & Assurance 
  • Governance 
  • Accountability
  • Risk Management 
  • Sustainability
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • Business Ethics 
  • Technology in audit, governance, and fraud
  • Pedagogy (i.e., Research in Teaching & Learning)
  • Policing Governance, Ethics, and Fraud Investigation 

Funding Applications and Awards

  • Principal Investigator – The Open University, UK - £25000, 2022: Exploring the Impact of COVID-19 on Staff in UK Higher Education
  • Principal Investigator – The Open University, UK - £3000, 2022: How to mitigate fraud risk in professional football 
  • Principal Investigator – The Citizenship and Governance Strategic Research Funding – The Open University, UK - £3500, 2021: Governance issues in policing 
  • Principal Investigator- City of London Police - £100k, 2019: Fraud Investigation in Policing 

Teaching Activity

  • Audit & Assurance 
  • Risk Management 
  • Case Study
  • Research Methods


  • Insider Fraud Consultant, Cifas, London 

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Member of the UK Government Department for Education's network focusing on fraud research across various sectors, 2021 – Present
  • Member of Accounting for Impact
  • Member of the Fraud Women's Network
  • Member of the Evidence and Partnerships Hub collaborating with the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) to discuss research that could be useful to MoJ, 2021 – Present
  • Member of the academic research network at the College of Policing, 2021- Present



External positions

Member of the ESRC Peer Review College

10 Apr 2024 → …

Member of the Cross-sector Fraud Advisory Group

2019 → …

Member of the ACFE Advisory Council

2018 → …

External Examiner , University of Durham



  • BJ Ethics
  • Fraud
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Audit & Assurance
  • Governance
  • Corruption
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Policing
  • Pedagogy
  • Wellbeing
  • Mental health
  • Risk Management


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