Dr Rasha Abdelbadie


University of Dundee School of Business, School of Business

Accountancy & Finance, School of Business

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Rasha joined the School of Business as a Lecturer in Accounting in August 2020, when she was at the final stages of her PhD. She has been awarded her PhD in Accounting & Finance from Newcastle University in December 2020. Before pursuing her PhD at Newcastle University Business School, Rasha gained an MSc in International Accounting and Finance from the University of Stirling, after completing a BSc in Accountancy in Egypt.

Rasha is an early career researcher with a broad interest in social, behavioural and cross-cultural accounting research. Her PhD project offers valuable insights suggesting that policymakers and accounting regulators should develop consistent and comparable reporting requirements in non-profit settings, which are increasingly governed by public trust and competitive funds . She has presented and published her work in a variety of well-established conference proceedings, including the European Accounting Association Congress (EAA); the Queen’s Centre for Not-for-profit and Public Sector Research’s (CNPR) Conference on Accounting for the Public Sector at a Time of Crisis; and, the 6th Annual Conference of the UK & Ireland PRME Regional Chapter.

Rasha is the Accounting & Finance discipline representative of the UDSB’s Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME) Committee and the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Committee. She is also one of the University Advisers for the Enactus Student Society. Rasha has more than five years teaching experience at both UG and PG levels and has been recognised as an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA). She started to teach at an early stage of her PhD and has been involved in a series of modules including Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Business Context and Operations and Government Accounting.


Rasha’s research projects promote a transdisciplinary approach interrogating the impact of organisational responsibility and inclusivity, seeking to change behaviour and policies of leadership to achieve better outcomes for economies and society, and exploring the transformative interrelationships/events between economics, finance, accounting and law to inform policymakers. Rasha is always interested in discussing research proposals with prospective PhD students.

Areas of expertise

  • Public Sector Accounting & Governance
  • Sustainability Accounting & Reporting
  • Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination
  • Accounting Culture & Social Divisions/Inequalities

Research themes

  • Health, Welfare and Education
  • Markets and Governance


BU51003 - Audit, Assurance and Professional Ethics

BU52005 - International Accounting and Financial Reporting

BU30004 - Auditing

BU30006 - Financial Reporting Theory