Staff profile


Dr Ahmad Alshehabi


School: Christ Church Business School

Campus: Canterbury

Tel: 01227 923702

Profile summary


Ahmad Alshehabi graduated from Aleppo University in Syria with a First Class Honours degree in Economics (Accounting) in 2004. He received his master's degree in International Accounting and Finance from Liverpool Business School in 2010. He also holds a PhD in Accounting and Finance from the University of Birmingham. He has taught various courses in Accounting and Finance at the University of Birmingham (UK), before joining Canterbury Christ Church University as an accounting lecturer in May 2016.

I have previously carried out quantitative research on the impact of countries’ institutions on goodwill impairment practices. I am currently working on a project funded by the British Accounting & Finance Association (BAFA) with Prof. Sabur Mollah and Dr Hussein Halabi at Swansea University. I am also working with Dr Murniati Mukhlisin and other colleagues on "Poverty Eradication Through Financial Discipline" project, which has recently received a research grant of £8,843 from the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Indonesia.

Academic Qualifications & Professional Membership

  • PhD in Accounting and Finance- University of Birmingham.
  • ACCA (Part Qualified) member.
  • British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA).

Research and knowledge exchange

  • Cross-country comparative analysis of accounting practices

  • Intangible Assets

  • Corporate Governance

  • Accounting Quality

Teaching and subject expertise

  • Corporate Finance.
  • Financial Decision Making.
  • Financial Analysis for Managers.
  • Accounting for Business.
  • Accounting for Decision Making.
  • Accounting and Finance for Business.
  • International Financial Reporting. 
  • Contemporary Accounting Issues.

External activities

An External Examiner for the University of Law

An Ad Hoc Reviewer for the International Journal of AccountingAuditing and Performance Evaluation. 

Publications and research outputs

Publications & Conferences

  • The Side-Effects of the Implementation of IFRS Goodwill Impairment: A Comparative Analysis of Goodwill Impairment Losses Reported by the Largest Listed companies in the UK during 2006-2008. Lambert Academic Publishing (15, March 2011).
  • Alshehabi, A., Alessandro, A., & Georgiou, G. (2018). Country-Specific Drivers of the Value Relevance of Goodwill Impairment Losses. The 2018 Cross Country Perspectives in Finance (CCPF) Conference (June 21-23, 2018- Guangzhou, Chin): A special theme of Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions, and Money (JIFMIM).

Ongoing Research and Applied Research

  • The Impact of National Culture and Institutions on Goodwill Impairment Practices across IFRS-adopting Nations (Target Journal: Accounting and Business Research).
  •  The Value Relevance of Goodwill-Impairment Losses across Different Country Clusters of Countries (Target Journal: International Journal of Accounting).
  • The Impact of Global Financial Crisis, Audit Quality, and Corporate Governance on the Value Relevance and Timeliness of Goodwill Impairment Losses: Evidence from the UK (Target Journal: British Accounting Review).
  • Do we really know what we are measuring? The Development and Validation of the Instruments Measuring the Multidimensional model of the Country’s Institutional System Using Structural Equation Modelling (Target Journal: Journal of Business Finance & Accounting).


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