Professor Alaa Zalata

Professor Alaa Zalata


Research interests

  • Financial accounting
  • Earnings quality
  • Earnings management

More research

Accepting applications from PhD students.


Dr Alaa Zalata is Professor of Accounting. 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 (Higher Education Academy).

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, British Journal of Management, 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.