Principal Lecturer in Finance/Head of Academic Operations
I have over 20 years' teaching and management experience developed during roles in the higher education sector and the consultancy industry.
Teaching and supervision
My main research interests are around development finance, microfinance, entrepreneurial finance, ethnic minority entrepreneurship and microbusiness development. My current research interests focus on diaspora bonds and financial technology. I am working on projects about diaspora finance in Africa, Eastern Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. I also supervise doctoral students in the field of business management and finance.
Ahmed, Tanveer, Kabir, Sarkar, Aziz, Aqsa and Alhassan, Yahaya (2023) Prospects for Islamic Home Finance in the UK: An Assessment with Partial Least Square Structural Equation Modelling. Sustainability, 15 (5). pp. 1-24. ISSN 2071-1050
Tingbani, Ishmael, Salia, Samuel, Hussain, Javed G. and Alhassan, Yahaya (2021) Environmental Tax, SME Financing Constraint and Innovation. Evidence from OECD Countries. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management. ISSN 0018-9391 (In Press)
Alhassan, Yahaya and Nwagbara, Uzoechi (2021) Institutions, Corruption and Microfinance Viability in Developing Countries: the Case of Ghana and Nigeria. Economic Insights – Trends and Challenges, 2021 (2). pp. 61-70. ISSN 2284-8584
Ibeawuchi, Ngozi, Nwagbara, Uzoechi, Alhassan, Yahaya and Brown, Carlton (2021) Leading Change in Difficult Times: The Role of Effective Leadership in Confronting Educational Challenges of Coronavirus Pandemic. Economic Insights – Trends and Challenges, 2021 (1). pp. 11-20. ISSN 2284-8584
Alhassan, Yahaya, McChristie, Sonya and Paul, Geoff (2023) The Effect of Covid-19 Lockdown on Learning and Teaching: Evidence from a Survey of Academics and Students. In: Promoting Crisis Management and Creative Problem-Solving Skills in Educational Leadership. IGI Global Publishing, Pennsylvania. ISBN 9781668483329 (In Press)
Hayes, Catherine (2023) Women and Crisis Management in Higher Education: Lessons in Leadership from a Global Pandemic. In: Promoting Crisis Management and Creative Problem-Solving Skills in Educational Leadership. IGI Global, Pennsylvania, USA. (In Press)
Alhassan, Yahaya and Hua, Jin (2022) Reducing Poverty through Microfinance in Developing Economies: Critical Perspectives from Literature. In: Transforming Economies Through Microfinance in Developing Nations. IGI Global. (Submitted)
Alhassan, Yahaya, Paul, Geoff, Salia, Samuel and Nwagbara, Uzoechi (2022) Transforming local economies through microfinance in rural Ghana. Evidence from a review of existing literature. In: Transforming Economies Through Microfinance in Developing Nations. IGI Global. (Submitted)
Alhassan, Yahaya, Salia, Samuel and Uzoechi, Nwagbara (2022) Microfinance impact on microbusiness development in Africa: evidence from a control group experiment in Ghana. In: Microfinance and Sustainable Development in Africa. IGI Global Publishing. ISBN 9781799874997
Alhassan, Yahaya, Nwagbara, Uzoechi and Salia, Samuel (2021) Analysis of Factors that affect the use of Microfinance for Microbusiness Development in Ghana. In: Microfinance and Sustainable Development in Africa. IGI Global Publishing. ISBN 9781799874997
Alhassan, Yahaya, Kuagbela, Francis, Nurokina, Caesar and Appiah, Bernard (2021) The Role of Microfinance in Africa: A Review of Outcomes from Ghana and Nigeria. In: Microfinance and Sustainable Development in Africa. IGI Global Publishing. ISBN 9781799874997 (In Press)
Salia, Samuel, Hussain, Javed G., Alhassan, Yahaya and Ibrahim, Masud (2021) The impact of entrepreneurship framework and behaviour on Diaspora remittance: an African perspective. In: The Palgrave Handbook of African Entrepreneurship. Springer International Publishing. (In Press)
Alhassan, Yahaya and Uzoechi, Nwagbara (2023) Empowering Women Through Microfinance in Developing Countries. IGI Global Publishing, Pennsylvania. ISBN 9781668489796
Alhassan, Yahaya and Nwagbara, Uzoechi (2022) Transforming Economies Through Microfinance in Developing Nations. IGI Global. ISBN 9781668456477 (In Press)
Alhassan, Yahaya and Nwagbara, Uzoechi (2021) Microfinance and Sustainable Development in Africa. IGI Global Publishing. ISBN 9781799874997
I started my teaching career as a lecturer in business management and finance in 2005 and since then have taken on roles as academic manager, assistant programme manager, programme leader for postgraduate business, assistant head of academic operations, external examiner, panel member for programme validation and consultant for various Further Education and Higher Education institutions in the UK.
Before becoming an academic, I worked as an accounting assistant, senior accounting assistant and assistant accountant from 1998 to 2003. Since moving to the higher education sector, I have held lecturer, senior lecturer and principal lecturer posts at the University of Sunderland in London. I was also an associate lecturer at Birkbeck, University of London.
Additionally, I've given consultancy services on new programme development as a member of both programme approval and subject review panels for various Higher Education and Further Education institutions in the UK. I'm a practising consultant in Quality Management, having consulted on the use of ISO 9001 management systems in private companies in the UK and abroad.