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Ifedapo Francis Awolowo

Senior Lecturer in Accounting, Sheffield Hallam University

Dr Ifedapo Francis Awolowo is an accounting academic with research interest in Forensic Accounting, Corporate Governance, Mergers and Acquisition, Audit Quality and Degree Attainment Gap. He teaches forensic accounting and corporate governance at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. He is the course leader for MSc Forensic Accounting, MSc Accounting & Finance and MSc Financial Management at Sheffield Hallam University. Dr Francis also supervise PhD and DBA students. He is a forensic accountant by training with a Certified Fraud Examiner credential. Dr Francis is a regular speaker at local and international conferences. He holds a PhD in Forensic Accounting and have published in reputable journals.


  • –present
    Lecturer in Accounting , Sheffield Hallam University


  • 2019 
    Sheffield Hallam University, PhD in Forensic Accounting
  • 2015 
    Sheffield Hallam University , Master of Research in Business
  • 2012 
    Sheffield Hallam University, MSc Forensic Accounting
  • 2009 
    Ahmadu Bello University , BSc Accounting


  • 2019
    Financial Shenanigans: The Importance of Anti-Fraud Education, Journal of Governance and Regulation
  • 2019
    Annual Report: Fact or Friction, Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics
  • 2018
    Accounting Scandals: Beyond Corporate Governance, Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing
  • 2018
    Palmer & Harvey: A Case of Governance and Audit Failure, Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing
  • 2016
    Financial Statement Fraud: The Need for a Paradigm Shift to Forensic Accounting, Journal of Economics and Management

Professional Memberships

  • Certified Fraud Examiner
  • Fellow of Higher Education Academy
  • FAIA
  • CPA