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Dr Bolaji Iyiola

Job: Lecturer in Accounting and Finance

Faculty: Business and Law

School/department: Leicester Castle Business School

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

T: 0116 366 4625



Personal profile

Dr Bolaji Iyiola is a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance. He joined De Montfort University as a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance in January 2020. His experience with teaching and learning in the UK higher education started at the University of Portsmouth in 2018, where he was later appointed as a PTHP Lecturer in 2019. He received his PhD in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Portsmouth in 2020.

Bolaji's research interests are in the areas of Pyscholinguistic Analysis for Financial Communications in the Context of Institutional Theory, Financial Statement Fraud, Bribery and Corruption, Corporate Governance, and Risk Management. He is an Associate Member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiner (ACFE). 

Bolaji is currently engaged in publishing articles in leading accounting and finance journals. His current research projects focus on the analysis of corporate communications for signals of financial distress and potential deception. 

Bolaji is the current module leader for Risk Management for Level 5 students.

Bolaji enjoys playing or watching football.

Research group affiliations

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

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Research interests/expertise

Forensic Fraud Investigation, Psycholinguistic Analysis for Financial Communications in the Context of Institutional Theory

Areas of teaching

Forensic Accounting, Risk Management, Financial Decision Making.


PhD in Accounting and Financial Management

MSc in Forensic Accounting (Distinction)

BSc (Hons) Accounting

Postgraduate in Academic Practice (PGCAP)*

*Currently attained the Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) with expected completion date for FHEA in 2022. 


Courses taught

Forensic Accounting, Quantitative Methods, and International Developments in Accounting.

Honours and awards

Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship / Top award of $10,000, 2018-2019.

Membership of professional associations and societies

ACFE Associate Membership

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