Ghafran holds a PhD from the University of Sheffield. He completed his MSc in Finance, Accounting and Management and BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance from the Bradford University School of Management. He is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Before joining the Management School at University of Sheffield, in February 2012, he held an Associate Lectureship post in Accounting and Finance at Bradford University’s School of Management.
Ghafran has a strong commitment to providing students with an interesting and intellectually challenging learning experience. He is currently responsible for the following modules;
- Module leader for the Corporate Governance (MGT 6067) module on the MSc Accounting, Governance and Financial Management course
- Module leader for the Corporate Governance (MGT 227) module on the BSc Accounting and Financial Management course
Ghafran is currently supervising 3 PhD students and he is interested in supervising students with innovative ideas in the field of governance and accountability.
Ghafran’s research interests lie in the area of corporate governance and accountability, specifically focusing on the governance role of corporate boards and audit committees. His research work also covers areas such as financial reporting and corporate social performance. Ghafran is also interested in the governance and accountability practices of non-governmental organisations.