Rasha Abdelbadie

Abdelbadie, Rasha


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Rasha has been awarded her PhD in Accounting & Finance from Newcastle University. 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.

Since April 2022, Rasha is acting as the School's Academic Lead for Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), leading the School’s efforts in embedding ethics, responsibility, and sustainability into all its activities. Rasha is the Accounting & Finance discipline representative of the UDSB’s 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.

Research interests

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

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


  • HF5601 Accounting
  • HD61 Risk Management
  • HM Sociology
  • HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform


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