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Dr Amal Ahmad Khair

Job: Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: 0116 207 8346




Personal profile

Dr. Amal Ahmad Khair is a senior lecturer in Accounting and Finance of the Faculty of Business and Law at Leicester Castle Business School, DMU. She has more than ten years of experience in teaching and research in Accounting and Finance. She was previously an internal auditor at one of the biggest banks in Malaysia (i.e. Maybank) and also a lecturer at many public universities in Malaysia.

Before joining De Montfort University, she was a lecturer at Hull University Business School, University of Hull. Her PhD was from Essex University and entitled “Locating fraudulent accounting practices in Malaysia: Foucauldian perspective”. Her PhD research focuses on fraudulent practices among corporations and accountability structures in place within Malaysia context. 

Research group affiliations

The Centre for Research in Accountability, Governance and Sustainability (CRAGS), The Finance and Banking Research Centre (FiBRe)

Research interests/expertise

Dr. Amal's primary research interests are accounting fraud/bribery/corruption, fraudulent accounting practices, auditing, ethics, and corporate governance. 

Areas of teaching



PhD in Accounting, University of Essex, UK.
MSc. in Accounting, International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
BSc. in Accounting, International Islamic University, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Fellow of HEA, UK.

Honours and awards

1. Malaysian Association of Certified Public Accountants (MACPA) Award, 2001, The Excellence Awards for Best Accounting Graduates.
2. Arthur Anderson Award, 2001, Academic Excellence Award – Best Accounting Student in Auditing.

Membership of professional associations and societies

Certified Accountants (Malaysia), Malaysian Institute of Accountants, until 2007


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