Maryam Sholevar

Maryam Sholevar


  • EH14 4AS

    United Kingdom

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PhD projects

Finance, Management, African Studies, Gender Studies, Organizational culture and structure

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Personal profile


Maryam Sholevar has both academic and business experience in a broad range of topics in the realm of banking and finance. She obtained her PhD from SOAS University London, for which she was awarded AXA Scholarship. She proposed a new definition for financial literacy (FL), empirically proved by pristine data directly collected by her fieldwork funded by a £1 million ESRC project. Prior to that, she worked as a lecturer at Jimma University and received several awards of appreciation for her novel teaching methods. She served as an Editor of Brief Encounters, published by the Consortium for Humanities and the Arts SouthEast England (CHASE). She is the PGR lead for the CREWs Research Centre at Edinburgh Business School.

Roles & Responsibilities

Teaching Assistant

PGR Lead for the CREWs Research Centre

Research interests

Finance, Data Analysis, African Studies, Gender Studies, Entrepreneurship, 

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities


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