Dr Fathima Roshan Rakeeb

Lecturer in AccountingFathima Roshan Rakeeb

Contact details

  • Email: frr4@leicester.ac.uk
  • Office: Room 2.21, Brookfield House and New Build, Brookfield
  • Office hours: By appointment (please email)

Personal details

I joined the School of Business in January 2020 as a Lecturer in Accounting. Prior to joining the school, I have held the following positions;

  • Jan 2019 – Dec 2019: Teaching Associate, School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary University of London
  • Oct 2015 – Sep 2019: Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Business, Kingston University London
  • Feb 2015 – Sep 2015: Visiting Lecturer, School of Business, Kingston University London

Before starting my academic career, I worked as a Management Accountant in the healthcare sector. I hold a PhD in Finance and an MSc in Accounting and Finance from Kingston University London and a BSc in Management and Information Technology from University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka.

I am a qualified finalist of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), UK and an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA). I am also a Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE) of the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS).

Teaching

I am currently teaching;

MN3135 – Advanced Management Accounting (Module leader)

EC3052 - Management Accounting (Module leader)

MN7262 – Accountability, Representation and Control (Seminar tutor)

I am also supervising undergraduate and postgraduate dissertation projects on the following modules:

MN3101 - BSc Accounting and Finance

MN7110 - MSc Finance and MSc Accounting and Finance

Research

My current research interests include exploring the dynamics of firm Idiosyncratic Volatility in equity markets and understanding firms’ investment behaviour under uncertainty. I am also interested in studying the interface between risk management and accounting disclosure practices in listed firms. I have worked as a Research Assistant on a World Bank-funded project, which explored the implications of exchange rate volatility for investment and income inequalities in South Africa.

Publications

Chortareas, G., Noikokyris, E. and Rakeeb, F. (2020). “Investment, Firm-specific Uncertainty, and Market Power in South Africa, Economic Modelling [forthcoming]

Thesis

"Firm-level Idiosyncratic Volatility - Evidence from the UK Market".  Supervisors: Dr Mohmamed Nurullah and Dr Emmanouil Noikokyris. Funded by Kingston Business School, Kingston University London.

Conferences

Rakeeb, F.R. “Firm Size, Firm Age and Idiosyncratic Volatility: The Role of Financial Constraints” Presented at the 4th International Conference on Applied Theory, Macro and Empirical Finance, University of Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece, April 2018.

Rakeeb, F.R. “Determinants of Idiosyncratic Volatility Dynamics: Evidence from the UK” Presented at the Doctoral colloquium, Mercator Business School, University of Essen, Germany, July 2017.

Rakeeb, F.R. “Does financial market volatility impact idiosyncratic volatility of firms? – An exploration of trend throughout the global financial crisis” Presented at the Doctoral colloquium, Belk College, University of North Carolina, USA, August 2016.

Rakeeb, F.R. “Does financial market volatility impact idiosyncratic volatility of firms? – An exploration of trend throughout the global financial crisis” Presented at 7th Annual Faculty Conference, Kingston Business School, Kingston University London, June 2016.


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