Professor Khaled Hussainey

Professor in Accounting


Khaled Hussainey was appointed as a Professor in Accounting at Bangor Business School in April 2024. Formerly, he held positions at Portsmouth University, Plymouth University, Stirling University, Manchester University, and Ain Shams University. He has more than twenty-five years of teaching experience across undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He has a growing research reputation in the field of accounting and finance. His research interests focus on corporate narrative reporting. He has been featured in the list of “World Ranking of Top 2% Researchers” database created by experts at Stanford University (USA). He has published more than 200 articles published in peer-reviewed journals and has written a number of book chapters and edited several books. His articles have appeared in such journals as Accounting and Business ResearchBritish Accounting ReviewBusiness Strategy and the EnvironmentEuropean Financial ManagementInternational Journal of Finance and EconomicsInternational Review of Financial AnalysisJournal of Accounting and Public PolicyJournal of Accounting LiteratureJournal of Corporate FinanceJournal of Environmental ManagementJournal of International Accounting, Auditing and TaxationReview of Quantitative Finance and Accounting, and Technological Forecasting & Social Change. He has received external research grants from Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC); British Academy; Qatar National Research Foundation (QNRF), Financial Reporting Council (FRC) and Abu Dhabi University. He is Co-Editor of Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting and Editor of International Journal of Emerging Markets. He is Associate Editor of International Journal of Finance and Economics, Journal of Applied Accounting Research, International Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Performance Evaluation and Review of Accounting and Finance.


Ph.D. in Accounting & Finance (2004), The University of Manchester (UK).

M.Sc. in Accounting & Finance (2000), The University of Birmingham (UK).

B.Com. in Accounting (1994), Ain Shams University (Egypt).



I am interested in research that examines the determinants and consequences of corporate narrative reporting. My research examines how corporate governance mechanisms and firm-specific characteristics affect the quantity and quality of narrative reporting. It also examines the stock market’s reaction to different classes of narrative information.  

My current research interests include:

  • Corporate Narrative Reporting
  • eXtensible Business Reporting Language (XBRL)
  • Corporate governance
  • Earnings management
  • International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS)
  • Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI)
  • Corporate Investment Efficiency
  • Corporate Finance
  • Islamic Accounting and Finance
  • Big Data
  • Sustanability 


My research reputation is reflected in a recent bio-bibliometric study: (Simmou, W., Sameer, I, Ahmed, F., Hattabou, A ; Simmou, S. (2023). “Twenty years of research by Professor Khaled Hussainey: A bio-bibliometric analysis”. International Journal of Accounting and Performance Evaluation, In Press).

Teaching and Supervision

PhD Supervision:

I have supervised 56 PhD and 7 DBA theses to successful completions.

Grant Awards and Projects

- £60,000 from ESRC (Financial disclosure and earnings timeliness: a sector specific approach) (with Walker, M), 1 January 2005-31 December 2005.

- £7,488 from the British Academy (A content analysis of narrative future-oriented disclosures, 1 February 2010 – 31 January 2011.

- $120000 from Qatar National Research Fund (Stock market's reaction to voluntary disclosure driven by corporate governance of corporations listed on Doha) (with Elgammal, M), 1 July 2014 – 30 June 2015.

- £2000 from Plymouth University (The informativeness of the modifications of the forward-looking disclosure), 01 January 2015 – 31 December 2015.

- AED 30,000 from Abu Dhabi University (Determinants and impact of corporate social responsibility disclosure: Evidence from UAE banks), (with Ellili, N. and Nobanee, H), 01 January 2016 – 31 December 2016.

- £5000 from Portsmouth University (A new measure for disclosure quality), 1 September 2016 – 31 August 2017.

- £5000 from Portsmouth University (Country-by-country reporting in EU). (with Aboud, A’, Eliwa, Y. and Saleh, A), 1 September 2017 – 31 August 2018.

- £48,412.00 from the British Council (Current Issues in Corporate Reporting, UK-Russian Workshop at Portsmouth University), (with McBride, K and Sagitova, R.), June 2019.

- £40529 from Financial Reporting Council (FRC) (Changes in remuneration reporting following the UK corporate governance code 2018), (with MCBride, K., Aboud, K and Abdelfattah, T), June 2020 – September 2020.

Postgraduate Project Opportunities

- Corporate Narrative Reporting

- Islamic Accounting and Finance

- Sustanability

- Financial Technology


Ad-hoc Reviewer:

British Journal of Management; Journal of Business Finance and Accounting; British Accounting Review; European Accounting Review; Accounting and Business Research; Journal of Business Ethics; Corporate Governance: An International Review; European Management Review; European Accounting Review; Journal of Accounting and Public Policy.

Promotion Committee Assessor: 

I have been invited as an external assessor for a number of promotion applications (to Associate Professor and Professor Positions) in Ghana, Malaysia, Kuwait, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, South Africa and the UK.

Research Fund External Assessor: 

I have been invited as an external assessor for a number of research funds in Bahrain, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UK and Poland. 

External Advisor Appointments for validation

MSc Accounting and Finance (University of East London), MSc Accounting and Business Management (Brunel University), MSc Accounting, Finance and Management (Edge Hill University), BA Accounting (Worcester University), MSc Accounting and Business Management (King Khalid University), MSc Accounting and Business Management (Umm al-Qura University), MSc Accounting and Business Management (Glasgow Caledonian University), Master of Accounting (Qatar University), BSc Accounting program (Gulf University), BSc Accounting (Sussex University).

Visiting Professor Positions

King Khalid University (Saudi Arabia); Tunis University (Tunis); IHEC Carthage (Tunis) and Tunis Al-Manar University (Tunis); Champagne School of Management (France); Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (UAE); Beirut Arab University (Lebanon); Tazkia Institute (Indonesia), Diponegoro University (Indonesia). The University of Jordan (Jordan). 

Conferences and Keynote Speakers

I actively participated in many international conferences and I was invited as a keynote speaker in many conferences around the world.

Research Seminar Invitations

My research reputation is reflected in the numerous invitations which I receive to give seminar presentations in the UK universities and internationally. 

Research outputs (57)

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