Staff profile


Dr Seyi Adesina

Divisional Director for Accounting, Economics and Finance

School: Christ Church Business School

Campus: Canterbury

Tel: 01227 923028

Profile summary

I am the Director of the Accounting Economics and Finance Division here at Christ Church Business School. Prior to joining the School in November 2010, I worked as a Sessional Lecturer in Accounting at Cardiff Business School. I also worked in the financial services industry which cuts across Retail Banking, Card Services and Insurance both within and outside the UK for over five years before coming into academics.

I hold a PhD in Accounting, MBA, Postgraduate Diploma in Social Science Research (all at Cardiff University), and BSc Accounting (Hons) (University of Ado-Ekiti, Nigeria). I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. My research interests are in accounting for sustainability in business; corporate governance; corporate social responsibility and its link with organisational sustainability; and the public sector accounting change. My work also extends to sustainability reporting and sustainability in accounting education. While most debates on sustainability focus on green initiatives and its reporting frameworks, I am also interested in how sustainability could be embedded into the teaching of Accounting. This is an attempt to engage the minds of future managers on the wider sustainability issues.

I would welcome prospective PhD students in the areas of corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, sustainability reporting especially within the Small and Medium Enterprises and other related areas.


Teaching and subject expertise

Financial Accounting (Year 1 Undergraduate);

Management Accounting (Year 2 Undergraduate);

International Business Culture and Communication (MSc International Business)

External activities


  • British Accounting and Finance Association
  • Centre for Social and Environmental Research (CSEAR)
  • Executive member of the Committee for Departments of Accounting and Finance (CDAF) – a Special Interest Group within the British Accounting and Finance Association.

External Examiner

University of South Wales - 2013 - 2017

Southampton Solent University - 2013 - 2017

My key role was to examine modules across the accounting and finance programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels to ensure they meet the required academic and professional standards for the levels.

Publications and research outputs

Working Papers

International return connectedness of equity, currency and money markets: the perspective from China (With Chen, Y., Liu, Y. and Adelopo, I.)

Are credit rated firms more generous: evidence from trade credit provision (with Afrifa, G.)

The dynamics of entrepreneurial networks in small family businesses (with Wale-Oshinowo, B., Sorbarikor, L. and Adelopo, I.).

Research articles and conference papers

Managing group work: impact of peer assessment on student’s engagement (With Adesina, O. A., Adelopo, I. and Afrifa, G. A.) Accounting Education (Under Review).  

Afrifa, G. and Adesina, O. O. (2018) How does Directors remuneration affect SMEs’ performance? Review of Accounting and Finance, Vol. 17 Issue: 2, pp. 238-258.

Adesina, O. O. and Adesina, O. A. (2018) Managing group work: impact of peer assessment on student’s engagement. In: British Accounting and Finance Association Accounting Education Special Interest Group (SIG) Conference, 2th - 4th May 2018, Hilton Brighton Metropole.

Adesina, O. O. and Afrifa, G. (2017) How does directors' remuneration affect SMEs’ performance? In: 53rd BAFA Annual Conference, 10th-12th April 2017, Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh.

Okonkwo, O. and Adesina, O. O. (2016) HRM, employee identity and environmental sustainability. In: 31st Workshop on Strategic Human Resource Management, 25th – 26th April 2016, Segovia, Spain. Item not available from this repository.

Adesina, O. O. and Shevchenko, K. (2013) UK university sustainability agenda: underlying motivations. In: 25th CSEAR Conference, 3rd-6th September, University of St Andrews. Item not available from this repository.

Adesina, O. O. and Mellett, H. (2013) The impact of epistemic communities on governmental accounting change: a case of New Zealand central government. In: 49th BAFA Annual Conference, 9th-11th April, Newcastle Civic Centre, Newcastle. (Unpublished) Item not available from this repository.


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