Dr. Alireza Rohani is senior lecturer in Accounting at Middlesex University Business School and fellow of UK Higher Education Academy. In 2012, he received distinction for MSc Financial Management at Middlesex University. In 2013, he won prestigious PhD Scholarship from IIMP, Lord Ashcroft Business School where he finished PhD in 3 years.
Alireza has also several years of banking and commodity exchange experience in Iran where he worked as Letter of Credit officer at International Department of EN Bank and Broker at Isfahan Stock Exchange.
Alireza research interets lie primarily in carbon disclosure, carbon assurance, climate risks and climate lobbying. He has presented his research works in a number of highly rated European and UK conferences including European Accounting Association (EAA), British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), and Management Accounting Research Group (MARG).
PGCertHE(Fellow of the Higher Education Academy)
PhD in Management Accounting
MSc in Financial Management
BSc in Computer Engineering
2021: Carbon Literacy
2013: Learning and Teaching in Practice
2008: Microeconomic and Macroeconomic
Alireza is best known for his teaching in Financial Accounting and Management Accounting. However, he also has taught a range of modules including managerial finance, financial statement analysis and security valuation and foundation of accounting and finance. Below are the details:
Financial Statement Analysis and Security Valuation
Accounting and Finance for Business
Financial Concepts of Business
Applied Financial Accounting
Global issues in Financial Services
Accounting and Finance Foundation
Alireza’s research interest includes social, environmental and carbon accounting. His research interets lie primarily in carbon disclosure, carbon assurance, climate risks and climate lobbying.
Rohani, A., Jabbour, M. and Aliyu, S., 2022. Corporate incentives for obtaining higher level of carbon assurance: seeking legitimacy or improving performance?. Journal of Applied Accounting Research.
Rohani,A., Jabbour, M., & Abdel-Kader, M. (2021). Carbon performance, carbon disclosure, and economic performance: The mediating role of carbon legitimacy in the UK. International Journal of Accounting and Economics Studies.9(1), 8-20.
Lodh, S., Deshmukh, N., & Rohani, A. (2023). Stemming the tide: Does climate risk affect the M&A success? 12 International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society. Greece.
Lodh, S., Deshmukh, N., & Rohani, A. (2022). Climate Risks and Mergers and Acquisitions. Multinational Finance Society. Poland.
Rohani,A., Abdel-Kader, M., Jabbour, M., (2017). Carbon behaviour, reputation and corporate economic performance in carbon intensive and non-intensive companies. European Accounting Association (EAA). Valencia, Spain.
Rohani,A., Abdel-Kader, M., Jabbour, M., (2015). Carbon practice, carbon reputation and corporate economic performance: An empirical investigation of FTSE350 carbon intensive companies. Management Accounting Research Group (MARG). Aston Business School, Birmingham.
Rohani, A., (2015). Carbon practice, carbon reputation and corporate economic performance: An empirical investigation of UK quoted companies. The Annual Conference of the British Accounting and Finance Association. University Place, Manchester.
Rohani, A., (2014). Corporate environmental reputation: Its determinants and roles. The Annual Conference of the British Accounting and Finance Association. London School of Economics, London.
‘Scoping Study for Survey of Early-stage Entrepreneurs.’ Funder: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Investigators: Owen, R., Lodh, S., Rohani, A. Value: £10,000. Outcome: Funded.
‘SME Financing for Biodiversity: Building Nature Measurement and Impacts into SME Financing (‘SME FinBio’) - with Agri-Food Sector Case Study Example’. Funder:Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). Investigators: Owen, R., Lyon, F., Lodh, S., Viavatenne, C., Vickers, I., Rohani, A., Ropiquet, A. Timescale: Feb 2022- July 2022. Value: 99,905.75. Outcome: Funded.
‘Carbon Accounting and Merger & Acquisition’. Funder: Middlesex University Business School. Principal Investigators: Rohani, A. (Middlesex), Lodh, S. (Middlesex) and Deshmukh, N. (Middlesex). Timescale: Oct 2019 – Jan 2022. Value: £4,000. Outcome: Funded
Alireza is the member of British Acconting and Finance Association (BAFA).
Alireza has been internal and external examiner of several Ph.D. viva in the UK. He has also been a chair of Ph.D. transfer pannel and Ph.D. viva at Middlesex University.
International Journal of Accounting and Management Sciences: Member of Editorial Board