Associate Professor of Finance and Director, Centre for Islamic Business and Finance Research, University of Nottingham

Nafis Alam is an Associate Professor at the Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) in the University of Nottingham - Malaysia Campus (UNMC). Prior to this, he was attached with Monash University at Sunway campus where he worked as lecturer in finance. Before that he worked with Multimedia University, Malaysia and CMC Sudan where he was the coordinator of the International MBA program.

He has published quite extensively in the area of finance and his scholarly research has featured in leading journals like Journal of Assets Management, Journal of Banking Regulation, Journal of International Banking law & Regulation, Review of Islamic Economics; Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce and Journal of Financial Services Marketing among others.

He also co authored three books in Islamic Finance among them is Encyclopedia of Islamic Finance which is first of its kind and has sold over 1000 copies worldwide.Dr. Alam is also Visiting Lecturer for Durham Islamic Finance Summer School, Durham University, UK. He is reviewer for leading finance & Islamic finance journals. He has also participated in leading Islamic finance conferences worldwide among them significant was participation in Harvard Islamic Finance forum at Harvard Law School and Gulf Research Meeting at Cambridge University, UK.


  • 2014–present
    Associate Professor, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
  • 2011–2013
    Assitant Professor, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus


  • 2010 
    Monash University, PhD (Finance)