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  • Dr. Aminah Binti Abdullah

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    Associate Professor

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    College of Business Administration

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    Accounting & Finance

Dr. Aminah Binti Abdullah is an Associate Professor in Accounting at PMU. She obtained her PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London, England in 2016. She is also the Fellow Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants. She has over 20 years of expertise and leadership in research, teaching and administration which she has acquired by working in higher education institutions and industry in the UK and internationally.


Dr. Aminah’s research interests are in the areas of accounting, accountability, ethics, sustainability, governance and performance management. To date, her research papers have been published in internationally refereed high-quality academic journals such as the British Accounting Review, Accounting and Business Research, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy among others  (e.g. ABDC ranked A* and A).


Dr Aminah believes that a lecturer is morally obligated to enter the classroom with only the highest of expectations for each and every one of her students. Thus, the lecturer maximizes the positive benefits that naturally come along with any self-fulfilling prophecy. With dedication, perseverance, and hard work, her students will rise to the occasion.


  • PhD, Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, London, UK, 2015. Major: Business Management, Specialisation: Accounting
  • Post Graduate Certified in Higher Education Teaching, The Higher Education Academy, UK, 2016 (Fellow member).
  • ACCA professional examinations, The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK, 2014. 
  • MSc in Accounting (merit), University of Essex, UK, 2012.
  • ACCA professional examinations (Fundamental level), The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK, 2011. 
  • ACCA Certified Accounting Technician (CAT) examinations, The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK, 2010. 


  • “Controlling UK national museums and galleries: The pursuit of conflicting politico-economic and socio-cultural objectives”, Accounting and Business Research, 2021 (Scopus Q1, ABS 3, ABDC A; (Aminah Abdullah and Iqbal Khadaroo) https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00014788.2020.1832880
  • “The trust-control nexus in public private partnership (PPP) contracts” Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 2020, Vol. 39 No. 6, pp. 1-11. (Scopus Q1, ABS 3; ABDC A; (Aminah Abdullah and Iqbal Khadaroo) .
  • "Carillion's collapse, and the future of PFI", Think Ahead - Accounting and Business, 2019, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) (Aminah Abdullah and Iqbal Khadaroo).
  • “Managing the performance of art organisations: Pursuing heterogeneous objectives in a time of austerity”, , The British Accounting Review, 2018, Vol. 50 No. 2, pp. 174-184. (Scopus Q1, ABS 3, ABDC A*) (Aminah Abdullah, Iqbal Khadaroo and Christopher Napier).
  • “The governmentality and accountability of UK national museums and art galleries”, Accounting Forum 2017, Vol.41, No. 3, pp. 266-276. (Scopus Q1, ABS 3, ABCD B), (Aminah Abdullah and Iqbal Khadaroo
  • “Interests in the field of public private partnership: insights from Bourdieu’s social praxeology”, Vestnik of St. Petersburg University, Management Series, 2018, Vol. 17, No. 1, pp. 3 – 24 (Aminah Abdullah and Iqbal Khadaroo).
  • “Addressing the financial crisis: Perceived effectiveness of Basel III”, Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation, 2014, Vol. 29 No. 3, pp. 135-148.
  • “The relevance of international financial reporting standards to Kazakhstan: perception of auditors”, International Journal of Accounting and Finance, 2014, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 1-18 (Aminah Abdullah, Zhameshov, Nurlan and Iqbal Khadaroo).
  • “Barriers in local E-Government partnership: Evidence from Malaysia”, Electronic Government: An International Journal, 2013, Vol. 10 No. 1, pp. 19-33 (Wong Meng Seng, Iqbal Khadaroo and Aminah Abdullah). Scopus Indexed.
  • “Institutionalisation of XBRL in the USA and UK”, International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting, 2009, Vol. 1 No. 3, pp. 292-304. 33 (with Junaid Shaikh). Scopus Indexed
  • “A 'macro' analysis of the use of eXtensible Business Reporting Language”, International Journal of Managerial and Financial Accounting, 2008, Vol. 1 No. 2, pp. 213-223. (with Junaid Shaikh). Scopus Indexed
  • “Private finance initiative (or public private partnership) implementation processes and perception of value for money”, International Journal of Economics and Management, 2007, Vol. 1 No. 3 pp. 407– 435. Scopus Indexed.
  • "Why private finance initiatives are so addictive – and yet offer such poor value for money ", The conversation, September 2015.
  • "Evaluation: Value for money appraisal", Encyclopaedia of Public Administration and Public Policy, Melvin Dubnick (editor), 2015, Taylor and Francis publishers, New York.
  • “XBRL benefits, challenges and adoption in the US and UK: clarification of a future research agenda”, World Sustainable Development Outlook 2007: Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development in the 21st Century, 2007, Greenleaf Publishing, Sheffield, UK.


  • Associate Professor of Accounting, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2021.
  • Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance, Sohar University, Oman, 6 October 2019 to 31 August 2020.
  • Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance – promoted from Lecturer (i.e. Assistant Professor) to Senior Lecturer (i.e. Associate professor) on 1st August 2017, University of Roehampton, 1 June 2015 to 30 September 2019. 
  • External examiner for postgraduate programme at a top UK university: MSc Accounting and Finance, Henley Business School, University of Reading, UK (August 2017 to 30 September 2019).
  • Research associate, University of Essex, Colchester, 2011. 
  •  Accounting and finance manager, Belfast Metropolitan College, Belfast, UK, 2004 to 2010. 
  •  Accounting and tax consultant, Ju Management Consultancy Services, Malaysia, 2001 to 2002. 
  •  Senior tax manager, Atarek Kamil Ibrahim Tax Services Sdn. Bhd. (Public Accountants), Malaysia, 1996 to 2000. 

  • Auditing and Assurance,
  • Accounting Information Systems, 
  • Taxation and Zakat,
  • Accounting for Managerial Decision Making, 
  • Accounting for Managerial Control & Planning
  • Financial Management,
  • Investment & Portfolio Management,
  • Corporate Accounting 
  • Performance Management

Public sector accountability, governance and performance management, corporate governance, including corporate, social, environmental and sustainability accounting.


  • Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), UK .
  • Member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK.
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA), UK
  • Member of the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA).
  • Member of the European Accounting Association (EAA).