Maryam Sholevar


  • EH14 4AS

    United Kingdom

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Personal Finance, Micro Economy, Management, African Studies, Gender Studies, Organisational culture and structure


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Dr. Maryam Sholevar

Assistant Professor in Business and Management

Treasurer, British Sociological Association (BSA)

Edinburgh Business School (EBS), Herriot-Watt University


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 Economic and Social Research Council (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 Post Graduate Research lead for the CREWs Research Centre at Edinburgh Business School. She is also part of the team in EBS developing a scoping document for a new Work-Based Learning Institute. 

Roles & Responsibilities

Assistant Professor in Business and Management

The Treasurer and the Trustee of British Sociological Association (BSA)

PGR Lead for the CREWs Research Centre

Research interests

Personal Finance, Micro Economy, 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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  • AXA scholarship

    Sholevar, Maryam (Recipient), 1 Apr 2018

    Prize: Other distinction