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Dr. Muhammad Al Mahameed Assistant Professor Academic RankAssistant Professor


  • Financial Accounting and Accountability

Research Interests:

  • Dr. Al Mahameed’s current research focuses on (1) Social and Environmental Accounting, (2) Circular Economy and (3) Social Entrepreneurship as a part of his research vision of contributing to a body of knowledge of alternative accounting as an educational and informative mechanism that explores social justice and human rights.


- Ph.D. in Accounting from Aston Business School - MSc in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education from Aston Business School - MSc in Accounting & Financial Management (with Distinction) from Bristol Business School
- September 2021-Present, University of Sharjah, Assistant Professor in Accounting - October 2020-Present (on leave), Copenhagen Business School, Assistant Professor in Accounting - October 2017-September 2020, Aston University, UK, Assistant Professor in Accounting and Sustainability - September 2014-October 2017, Aston University, UK, Teaching Associate in Accounting - August 2013-September 2014, Threadneedle Investment, UK, Reporting Analyst - November 2018-August 2021, Bristol Business School, External Examiner
- Dr. Muhammad is the founder and coordinator of Rwad project that supplies social entrepreneurs with financial and analytical skills. - Dr. Muhammad is also a moderator for the Reporting Exchange by WBCSD
Dr. Al Mahameed is an active member of the following associations: - Centre for Social and Environmental Accounting Research -(CSEAR), since 2014 - British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA), since 2014 - European Accounting Association (EAA), since 2017 - The Reporting Exchange by WBCSD, since 2018 - Centre for Research in Ethnic Minority (CREME), since 2019 - Accounting for Sustainability (A4S), since 2019 - The Global Academy, since 2021 - Sustainability in Business Research Group, since 2021
- Sustainability Accounting and Accountability - Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in UAE. - Thinking Accounting Education otherwise
 Al Mahameed, M. Yates, D. & Gebreiter, F. (2023) “Management as Ideology: new managerialism and the corporate university in the age of COVID-19” Financial Accountability and Management. (In press).  Al Mahameed, M., Riaz, U., Aldoob, M. & Halari, A, (2023) "The Implementation of Sustainability Practices in Arab Higher Education Institutions" Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting. (In press).  Riaz, U., Al Mahameed, M., Gentemann, L. & Dunne, T. (2023) "Discourse and the Creation of French Green Bond Legitimacy". Qualitative Research in Financial Markets. (In press)  Hussain, A., Elkelish, W. W., & Al Mahameed, M. (2023) “Impact of excise tax on consumption, brand loyalty and health awareness: Evidence from the United Arab Emirates”. Cogent Business & Management, 10 (1), 2160579.  Abras, A. and Al Mahameed, M. (2022) “The rise and fall of institutional entrepreneurship in Islamic financial reporting standardisation projects”, Accounting Forum. (In press)  Al Mahameed, M., Riaz, U. and Gee, L. (2022), "From unrequited love to sleeping with the enemy: COVID-19 and the future relationship between UK universities and professional accounting bodies", Accounting Research Journal, Vol. 35 No. 3, pp. 427-445.  Al-Mahameed, M., Belal, A., Gebreiter, F. & Lowe, A. (2021) “Social accounting in the context of profound political, social and economic crises: The case of the Arab Spring”. Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 34 No. 5, pp. 1080-1108.  Al-Mahameed, M. & Riaz, U. (2019). How to Embed Corporate Social Responsibility in Teaching. In K. Daniels, C. Elliott, C. Chapman & S. Finley, Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Perspectives from a Business School, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar [Lead Author].  Al-Mahameed, M. & Kamla, R. (2021). Once upon a time I was a refugee in lockdown. Breaking Boundaries.  Al-Mahameed, M. (2018). Corporate social reporting in the Arab Spring region. (PhD). Aston University. Birmingham. The UK.
Dr. Al Mahameed has supervised PhD, DBA, MSc and MBA students on the following topics: - Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) - Social and environmental assurance. - NGOs Accountability. - Accounting Education. Dr. Al Mahameed’s Ph.D. and DBA students  Mr Muhammad Mahmoud, Globalisation and Localisation of CSR Reporting in Egypt’s Oil and Gas Industry. Completed. (Main supervisor). Funded by Dean’s scholarship by Aston University.  Mrs Flavia Rodricks, Sustainability and Environmental Reporting Assurance, and adopting Materiality, Completeness, and Responsiveness to increase the credibility of SERA. Completed. (Associate supervisor).  Ms Eman Nazzal Mashaqi, Measuring and managing the performance in the UAE health sector,
- (2020) Green Gown Award [Benefitting Society], Finalist. - (2019) Inspirational Teacher, Aston University, UK.
Dr. Al Mahameed is passionate about accounting and society and he has been actively engaging in a wide range of initiatives and projects around the world: - He started Rwad project in 2013, where I designed and developed an interactive programme that empowers entrepreneurs through accounting and social accounting. - Dr. Al Mahameed is involved in developing an interactive game that delivers financial and analytical knowledge to disadvantaged learners.
Dr. Al Mahameed believes in teaching that shares responsibility with learners by creating a space to debate and develop ideas. He also believes that we learn differently, having barriers to cross in learning, so a part of his teaching approach is to identify these and find ways to minimise their effects. By doing so, a balance of professional, intellectual and transferable skills can be delivered and achieved by leaners.
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