I am an alumnus of the University of Bath School of Management and the University of Leeds Business School. I have lived in the UK for a total of 9 years, and while I was there I developed a passion for teaching and research, inspired by my lecturers at both universities. For me, being an academic gives me the opportunity to be creative and to connect with and motivate the people around me, both students and colleagues. I’m interested in everything digital, especially up-and-coming technologies that enhance the online experiences of consumers. This reflected in my choice of PhD research area, my thesis being titled “The Evolution of Interactivity in Social Commerce: A Multi-Faceted Investigation”.
Dr Sarea has published two books, editor of three books, published four book chapters and more than 50 papers in internationally renowned journals and he serves on the editorial team of several international journals published by Elsevier Publishing, Emerald Group Publishing, Inderscience Publishers Ltd and IGI Global Publisher, USA.
Awarded the Best Paper Award in 2014, Emerald Publishing Group, Literati Network Awards for Excellence. “Adoption of AAOIFI Accounting Standards by Islamic Banks of Bahrain”: Journal of Financial Reporting and Accounting. Vol.11, (1), 2013. pp 131-142.
Zakeya Redha Sanad is an Accounting lecturer in the Accounting, Finance and Banking Department. She joined Ahlia University in 2013. She got her master’s degree from Ahlia University and currently she is pursuing her Ph.D. from Brunel University, UK.
Zakeya is interested in financial accounting in general and in corporate governance, earnings management, fraud detection using machine learning and internet financial reporting in particular. She has an increasing involvement in publication. Recently she has published different papers related to corporate governance and internet financial reporting in well-known journals. Her recent research interest is related to the influence of gender diversity on corporate boards effectiveness as well fraud detection and data mining.
She is a member of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA), British Academy of Management (BAM), UK, and Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS). She is also a reviewer in Academy of Accounting and Financial Studies Journal and Studies in Computational Intelligence (SCIBD1), The Big Data-Driven Digital Economy: Artificial and Computational Intelligence, Springer Nature Switzerland AG. Moreover, Zakeya is an advisory board member of the 34th World Conference on Applied Science, Engineering and Technology” (34th WCASET-2021), IFERP, UAE.
Zakeya has extensive experience in quality assurance documentation as she is the quality assurance coordinator in the college of Business and Finance. She also has taught different accounting courses such as Accounting 1 and 2. She also a member in different committees at department and college level like research committee, quality documentation committee, AACSB accreditation committee and new academic programs committee.