Sharif is an Assistant Professor in Accounting. His research resonates around corporate governance and social responsibility practices approached from a critical and interdisciplinary perspective. Sharif has a particular interest in Africa, frontier and emerging markets development. In line with his broader research engagement are extractive sector governance, international trade, political accountable and sustainable development. Sharif sits on the British Accounting and Finance Association Special Interest Group on Corporate Governance. He serves as an Associate Editor of Qualitative Research in Financial Markets and is also a Senior Fellow of the High Education Academy, UK. Sharif holds a BA(Hons) and an MSc from the University of Cape Coast and The Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University Respectively. He has a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching; and recently completed coursework for an EMBA – all from The University of Sheffield. Sharif also earned a PhD from the Henley Business School.