Personal profile

Research interests

Research interests: Empirical asset pricing and return predictability;entrepreneurial and behavioural finance; Financial markets in emerging economies; ethical finance.


Dr M. Sherif is an interdisciplinary finance researcher whose initial contributions to the finance literature are in the corporate finance, financial markets, and asset pricing fields. Together with Stuart Hyde from Manchester Business School, he has published a series of outputs on Asset Pricing and Corporate Finance.  Dr Sherif is a fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK He is a referee and member of editorial board for the Qualitative Research in Financial Markets, Journal of Business and Economics, the International Journal of Customer Relationship Marketing and Management and Finance Review. He is a conference reviewer for a number of international conferences. Dr Sherif is an approved tutor for Harvard School of Public health and has designed and taught undergraduate, graduate, and executive level courses and consulted with a variety of health care organizations concerning financial management. Also, he designed, prepared and participated in a number of the managerial programs and modules for trainees on different managerial levels in Egypt, Dubai, and the UK. Currently he is acting as the Programme Director for the MSc in Finance and Programme Director for the MSc in Finance & Management at Heriot-Watt University. He published a text book on Corporate Finance and has contributed to develop the Corporate Finance text book of Ross et al 2013 and Arnold 2014.

Roles & Responsibilities

Teaching responsibilities:

  • Managing Corporate Value
  • Corporate Financial Theory
  • International Banking and Money Markets

Administrative responsibilities:

  • Director of Postgraduate Taught Programmes in Finance for Dept of Accountancy, Economics & Finance
  • Director of the MSc Finance 
  • Director of the MSc Finance& Management
  • Director of the MSc International Banking & Finance
  • Elected member of Senate.

PhD Supervision

Mo would particularly welcome applications from students who are interested in entrepreneurial and behavioural finance.


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Research Output 2002 2018

Now You See Me: Diversity, CEO Education, and Bank Performance in the UK

Elsharkawy , . M., Paterson, A. & Sherif, M. 16 Mar 2018 In : Investment Management and Financial Innovations. 15, 1, p. 277-291 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Dynamic modeling
Corporate governance

Socially Responsible Investment

Paterson, A., Elshinawy, M., Adamolekun, O., Rae, S. J. & Sherif, M. Jan 2018 Contemporary Issues in Social Accounting. Paterson, A., Yonekura, A., Jackson, W. & Jubb, D. (eds.). 1 ed. Oxford: Goodfellow, p. 92-111 20 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

North Africa
East Africa
Middle East
life expectancy

Guest editorial

Sherif, M. 2017 In : Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research. 8, 4, p. 346 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial


2013 Teaching and Learning Oscars

Mohamed Sherif (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

university teacher

2014 Best paper Award

Mohamed Sherif (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

2014 Teaching and Learning Oscars

Mohamed Sherif (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Best paper award in SET capital market award categories

Mohamed Sherif (Recipient), 28 Jun 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)


Activities 2012 2021

National School of Business Management (Event)

Sherif, M. (Member)
21 Jun 2021

Activity: Membership of committee

Crowdfunding, P2P, Blockchain& Bitcoin

Sherif, M. (Speaker)
5 Jan 2018

Activity: Invited talk

PhD External Examiner

Sherif, M. (Recipient)
2 Feb 2018

Activity: Other

Traditional vs Behavioral Finance

Sherif, M. (Speaker)
15 Jan 2017

Activity: Invited talk

London Stock Exchange

Sherif, M. (Visiting researcher)
10 Feb 2017

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution

Press / Media

Research Grant

Mohamed Sherif


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research