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Research Degrees

Research students are welcomed to our Centre as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community. Find out more about Research Degrees in Brunel. A research degree provides the opportunity to investigate a topic in depth, and contribute new knowledge to your discipline. 

Areas of interest for future PhD candidates

Applications are invited for a number of areas of our expertese. View the list here

Dr Nikolaos Antypas
Mergers and Acquisitions
CEO turnovers
CEO performance
IPOs
Corporate governance 

John Aston
Auditing as a science
Corporate Governance
Multi Variate Analysis or Discriminate Analysis.
Corporate Finance

Dr Jill Collis
Current issues in financial reporting or auditing for smaller private companies 

Dr Nevine El-Tawy
Integrated Reporting
Accounting for CSR
Issues in accounting education

Professor Robin Jarvis
Financial Reporting and SMEs
Business Advisory Services for SMEs
Personal Debt issues 

Dr Monomita Nandy
Emerging issues in Finance, Banking, Accounting and Corporate Governance 

Dr Amama Shaukat
Corporate governance
Corporate Social Responsibility. 

Dr Radha Shiwakoti
Directors’ remuneration
Corporate governance
Earnings management
Board interlock
Mergers and acquisitions
Performance of financial institutions

Dr Grigorios Theodosopoulos
Decision usefulness, accounting for business models research ideally focusing on voluntary sector organisations and the international energy sector
Studies in higher education with a focus on accounting and business studies

On-going PhD Supervision 

John Aston

  • Nosheen Rasool:  Shareholder value analysis 

Dr Jill Collis

  • Sonila Gkorou: Adoption of the IFRS for SMEs: Comparison of the UK and Albania 

Dr Nevine El-Tawy 

  • Moneera Abdullah A Alwahaibi: Accounting reporting and disclosure for CSR

Professor Robin Jarvis

  • Mohamed Abbas: The effect of FRS 102 on financial reporting of medium size companies

Dr Monomita Nandy

  • Abdulrahman Alquraishi: Corporate Governance and momentum trading
  • Jaskarn  Kaur: Director networking and corporate social responsibility
  • Jin Wang: Corporate lobbying and executive compensation
  • Mohammed Albakhiti :Innovation in public sector

Dr Amama Shaukat

  • Omar Albastaki : Risk management in oil companies in Bahrain.

Dr Radha Shiwakoti

  • Lei Yang : Frequent mergers and acquisitions withdrawn: institutional perspectives and evidence
  • Amina Buallay : Intellectual capital and firm performance.
  • Zakeya Sanad : Board diversity and earnings management
  • Hebah Almajali Time-driven Activity Based Costing (TD-ABC) System on performance improvement

Dr  Grigorios Theodosopoulos

  • Rashed Alazemi: Accounting for the national business model of Saudi Arabia
  • Fotios Zeritis : The strategic internationalization of natural gas market, delivering liquefied natural gas (LNG) via the supply chain to the global LNG market

Choosing your supervisor

Our researchers create knowledge and advance understanding, and equip versatile graduates with the confidence to apply what they have learnt for the benefit of society. Browse the list of the members of our group to select your potential supervisor here. You are welcome to approach your potential supervisor directly to discuss your research interests.

Research students are welcomed to our Centre as valued members of our thriving, research-intensive community. Find out more about Research Degrees in Brunel. A research degree provides the opportunity to investigate a topic in depth, and contribute new knowledge to your discipline.

Funding for doctoral studies

A number of studentships and other research funding opportunities are available at Brunel. Please see full list here: Research degree funding