Professor of Accounting, Department of Accounting Economics and Finance
Bristol Business School

Faculty of Business and Law
University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK.

Title of talk: Governance, Accountability and Trust in Uncertainty.

Personal Information

Dr. Ismail Adelopo is a Professor of Accounting in the Department of Accounting Economics and Finance, Bristol Business School, Faculty of Business and Law, University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK. His main expertise is in the areas of corporate governance, corporate disclosure and accountability and firm performance.

He joined the University of the West of England in August 2013 having previously worked as a Lecturer and then as a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at De Montfort University (DMU) between 2007 and 2013. He was responsible for several undergraduate and postgraduate modules at DMU and coordinated research activities in the department. Since joining UWE, he has been involved with teaching accounting and finance modules across levels. He is also in charge of the research activities in accounting and finance.

He served as the Accounting and Finance cluster leader in the Bristol Centre for Economics and Finance and currently serve as the Group Leader for the Governance and Accountability Research Group. He serves on a number of Faculty and University committees and has convened several successful international and national research conferences and seminars. He has served on the scientific committee of many conferences. His research has appeared in leading journals in Accounting and Finance including in the International Journal of Accounting, Accounting Forum, Journal of Business Ethics, Journal of Applied Accounting Research, Accounting Research Journal and the International Journal of Managerial Finance. He is on the Editorial Board of several accounting and finance journals and is an Associate Editor with the Journal of Applied Accounting research.

He works closely with the industry and his research ideas and approaches have added value to industry partners. In 2017, he along with other colleagues produced a research report on the value of Non-Executive Directors (NEDs) to SMEs. This report highlights the invaluable roles of the NEDs to the performance and development of small and medium size enterprises. He has supervised several masters and doctoral candidates successfully many of whom have taken up academic position and senior leadership positions in academia and industry. His area of expertise includes Corporate governance; Auditing, Financial reporting, Corporate financial performance and Accountability.