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
  • 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 2017

North Africa
East Africa
Middle East

Guest editorial

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

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Sukuk and conventional bonds: shareholder wealth perspective

Sherif, M. & Erkol, C. T. 9 Apr 2017 In : Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research . 8, 4, p. 347-374 28 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Stock market
Economic reform

The Role of Sentiment in the Deposit Pricing Process and Lending Behaviour of the UK Banks

Sherif, M. 2017 8th European Business Research Conference.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution


2013 Teaching and Learning Oscars

Mohamed Sherif (Recipient), 2013

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

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

Journal of Emerging Market Finance (Journal)

Sherif, M. (Editorial board member)
15 Jun 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review

London Stock Exchange

Sherif, M. (Visiting researcher)
10 Feb 2017

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution

Pearson (Publisher)

Sherif, M. (Editorial board member)
9 Mar 201718 Apr 2017

Activity: Publication peer-review

London Stock Exchange- seminar session on ‘Inside the Markets'

Sherif, M. (Invited speaker)
10 Feb 2017

Activity: Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

Research Grant

Mohamed Sherif


1 item of media coverage

Press / Media: Research