Dr Ahmad Abras

BA (Hons), MSc, PhD, SFHEA

Management School

Lecturer in Accounting

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Dr Ahmad Abras
Management School
Sheffield University Management School
Conduit Road
S10 1FL

Ahmad joined Sheffield University Management School as a Lecturer in Accounting in 2022. He worked as a part-time lecturer at Essex University and then as a lecturer in accounting at Coventry University before joining Sheffield University.

Ahmad obtained a Master’s degree and PhD from the University of Essex, both in accounting.

His current research interests focus on accounting and accountability from an interdisciplinary perspective, and social & environmental accounting. He is particularly interested in studying accounting and accountability practices within their local contexts.

Ahmad is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK. He has teaching experience at higher education institutions in the UK and overseas. He has been teaching financial accounting, management accounting and other related subjects since 2009.

Research interests
  • Accounting and accountability from an interdisciplinary perspective
  • NGO accountability
  • Social and environmental accounting
  • Accounting from an Islamic perspective

Journal articles


  • Abras A & Al-Mahameed M Accountability emergence and discharge during organisational development: the case of Syrian CSOs. Critical Perspective of Accounting Conference (CPA 2023), Bogota - Colombia. RIS download Bibtex download
Research group

Centre for Research into Accounting and Finance in Context (CRAFiC)


CDAF Research Bursary (£2955) for a research project titled "NGO Social Accountability: The Case of the Syrian Conflict" (Principal Investigator)

Teaching interests

Ahmad has a wealth of experience in leading and teaching wide range of accounting modules to students of diverse cultural backgrounds and learning abilities at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He also has experience in supervising undergraduate, MSc and PhD students. Throughout his academic career, he has been able to demonstrate excellence in teaching. In 2017, he was awarded the 'Excellence in Teaching Award' from Essex University. He was also recognised in 2021 as a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Ahmad has great experience in integrating research and teaching whilst improving student experience and in incorporating interactive/engaging educational tools such as case study analysis, games, videos, group discussion, debate, quizzes, etc. He uses innovative materials that incorporate theories and practices, supported by real-life examples from corporate practices and scandals around the world. This has greatly motivated his students’ interest in the topics and enhanced their understanding of the current complex business environment. It has also motivated his students to embrace critical thinking and avoid taking the usefulness of the current business practices for granted.

PhD Supervision

Ahmad welcomes PhD applications in the following areas:

  • Accountability
  • Social and environmental accounting
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Sustainability accounting
  • Accounting and society
  • Accounting from an Islamic perspective