Skip to main navigationSkip to main content
The University of Southampton
Southampton Business School
(023) 8059 3182

Dr Alaa Zalata BSc, MRes, PhD

Associate Professor in Accounting, Head of Research at the Department of Accounting and Director of Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance (CRAAG)

Dr Alaa Zalata's photo

Dr Alaa Zalata is Associate Professor in Accounting and  Head of Research at the Department of Accounting. Alaa is  currently the Director of Centre for Research in Accounting, Accountability and Governance (CRAAG). He joined Southampton Business School in September 2015 and having previously held lectureship position at UEL for two years. Alaa received PhD in Accounting from the University of Aberdeen and previously achieved MRes in Accounting and Finance from the same institution. Alaa has postgraduate certificate in teaching and higher education  and has acquired a recognition by  the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA) and became a fellow of the HEA.

Alaa is interested in financial accounting in general and in earnings quality in particular. His recent research papers examine how managers' incentives and the firm's infrastructure shape the quality of earnings, and how the relationship between managers, firms and earnings quality is impacted by the actions of capital market participants. Alaa current research focuses on the role of accounting in promoting gender equality within corporate boardrooms.

Alaa has a growing and consistent national and international reputation in accounting as supported by his increasing involvement in publication and peer review of prestigious international journals and presentations at national and international conferences. His research contribution cut across many areas including research publications, grant application success rate and PhD supervision.

Alaa has published widely in leading peer-reviewed international journals (ABS 4* and 3*) such as The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Accounting, Auditing & Finance, The International Journal of Accounting,  Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of International Accounting Auditing and Taxation, Accounting Forum, among others.

In the larger academic community, Alaa has served as Ad-hoc Reviewer for leading journals in accounting such as Accounting and Business Research, the international Journal of Accounting, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Journal of International Accounting, Auditing and Taxation, The European Journal of Finance, Human Relations, Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, Journal of Applied Accounting Research and International Journal of Accounting and Information Management.

Alaa has extensive international experience in teaching accounting in higher education institutions both in the UK and abroad not only at the undergraduate but also at the postgraduate level. These include Fundamental of Financial Accounting, Financial Accounting 1, Financial Accounting 2, Cost and Management Accounting and Engineering Management and Law (accounting component).

Research interests

Alaa is interested in financial accounting in general and earnings quality in particular. He is interested in various applications of financial accounting with an emphasis on the value relevance of financial and non-financial information, earnings management and corporate governance.

Sort via:TypeorYear


MANG6269: Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

MANG3067: Engineering Management and Law



Dr Alaa Zalata
Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

Room Number: 2/4011

Share this profile Share this on Facebook Share this on Twitter Share this on Weibo
Privacy Settings