Anwar is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Financial Management at the Open University. Prior to joining the OU, Anwar was a Senior Lecturer at the University of Buckingham, where he held the position of Programme Director for the Accounting and Financial Management Programme. Prior to that Anwar taught at University of Dundee and University of St Andrews.
Anwar mainly teaches Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Financial Management and Corporate Finance at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. He is an active researcher and has published in various academic peer-reviewed journals within accounting and finance. His early research investigated calendar anomalies within the Islamic and Gregorian calendars and whether there is an interaction effect when anomalies from both calendars coincide. His current research is in the area of accountability and sustainability where he is investigating the role of accountants in the move towards sustainability, with a particular emphasis on the circular economy. Other areas of research he is also involved in include social and environmental impacts of organisations, corporate governance, socially responsible investing and, political ties and firm risk. He has acted as an ad hoc reviewer for several academic journals and serves on the Editorial Board for two peer-reviewed journals.
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