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    Dr. Ibrahim has held various teaching roles (since 2003) at different Universities both in the U.K. and abroad before joining Coventry University in February 2015. As a qualified chartered accountant, he has successfully prepared students for professional qualifications. Dr. Ibrahim is passionate about understanding the dynamic relationships between key players in the energy markets and how such interactions influence energy price formation and development of international accounting standards particularly for extractive/renewable industries. Other research areas include ethics, sustainability, smart cities and environmental accounting (including climate change), resource accountability, corruption in emerging economies and reputational management. He has supervised and examined PhD candidates in these areas, in addition to chairing about 20 PhD and MPhil Vivas. He has successfully managed external funds including British Academy - Newton Fund. He is currently the staff belonging lead for the school of economics, finance and accounting and he is also responsible for leading the school’s PG and UG projects/dissertations/research methods and other accounting modules.

    Research areas:

    • Managerial, ethical decisions & reputation management
    • Disclosure, transparency and accounting quality
    • Resource governance/accountability
    • Corporate governance/social responsibility
    • Energy and environmental accounting (including climate change)

    Area of Expertise:

    • Accounting in emerging economies
    • Ethics, resource governance/accountability, energy & environmental accounting (including climate change)
    • Corporate governance/social responsibility

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 1 - No Poverty
    • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
    • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    Education/Academic qualification

    Academic Practice in Higher Education, Postgraduate Certificate, PGCert, Coventry University

    25 Sept 201520 Sept 2016

    Award Date: 19 Jul 2017

    Oil and Gas Accounting, Doctorate, Towards realisation of stable oil prices: an empirical analysis of the impact of OPEC’s oil price band/stabilisation policies., Robert Gordon University

    25 Oct 20109 Sept 2014

    Award Date: 15 Jul 2015

    Research, Postgraduate Certificate, Research Methods, Robert Gordon University

    25 Oct 201012 Jul 2012

    Award Date: 12 Jul 2012

    Accounting and Finance, MSc, An assessment of the impact of code of corporate governance on the quality of financial reporting of banks in Nigeria, Bayero University Kano

    30 Oct 20055 Dec 2009

    Award Date: 10 Jun 2010

    Accounting, Degree, An assessment of the effect of cash flow statements on investment decisions in health care industry. A case of GlaxoSmithKline , Bayero University Kano

    30 Aug 19986 Dec 2002

    Award Date: 24 Apr 2003

    External positions

    Internal Auditor, Nigeria Muslim Forum, U.K.

    25 Apr 2016 → …


    • HF5601 Accounting
    • Energy and environmental accounting
    • Generational corporate governance
    • Reporting and performance
    • Social norms and corporate practices
    • Climate change risk
    • sustainability and education
    • Transparency/accountability
    • Development accounting and accountability
    • JF Political institutions (General)
    • Political Economy Theory
    • International energy organisations
    • Intergovernmental organisation and energy prices
    • Corruption and public accountabilitychallenges
    • Energy transition in vulnerable economies
    • HB Economic Theory
    • Social norms and corporate strategies
    • Resource curse
    • Local content disclosure
    • BL Religion
    • Religiosity and corporate strategies


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