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Dr. Iqbal Khadaroo


Professor Iqbal Khadaroo has over 25 years of experience teaching and researching issues related to accountability, governance and performance management in top international universities. He was previously: professor of accounting, head of accounting department, and accounting PhD programme director at the University of Sussex; professor of accounting at United Arab Emirates University; reader in accounting and accounting PhD programme director at the University of Essex; senior lecturer in accounting and MSc Accounting and Finance programme director at Queen’s University Belfast; lecturer in accounting at Multimedia University Malaysia; Group Financial Controller at Banque Nationale de Paris Mauritius; and, auditor at Deloitte Mauritius.

He earned a PhD in Accounting and a Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education Teaching (PGCHET) from Queen’s University Belfast UK, and a professional accountancy qualification from the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK.

His research is concerned with examining the accountability and performance implications of governance structures, with specific focus on public policies and public private partnerships. He draws on critical theory frameworks to provide insights into his interdisciplinary research. His research outputs have been published in top accounting journals, such as The British Accounting Review, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Accounting Auditing and Accountability Journal, Financial Accountability and Management Journal, Accounting Forum and Public Management Review. He has supervised 10 PhD students to completion, and acted as external examiner for accounting programmes and PhD students in top UK universities.


PhD (Accounting and Public Policy), Queen’s University Belfast, UK, Dec 2006.     

MBA (Accounting), University of Malaya, 1998

ACCA, The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, Glasgow, UK, Dec 1996.     



Recent Research

Abdullah, A. and Khadaroo, I. (2022), “Controlling UK national museums and galleries: the pursuit of conflicting politico-economic and socio-cultural objectives”, Accounting and Business Research, Vol. 52 No. 1, pp. 1-20.

Abdullah, A. and Khadaroo, I. (2020), “The trust-control nexus in public private partnership (PPP) contracts”, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Vol. 39 No. 6, pp. 106768.

Goncharenko, G. and Khadaroo, I. (2020), “Disciplining human rights organisations through an accounting regulation: A case of the ‘foreign agents’ law in Russia”, Critical Perspectives on Accounting, Vol. 72, pp. 102129.

Abdullah, A., Khadaroo, I. and Napier, C. J. (2018), “Managing the performance of arts organisations: Pursuing heterogeneous objectives in an era of austerity”, The British Accounting Review, Vol. 50 No. 2, pp. 174-184.

Lanka, S. V., Khadaroo, I. and Böhm, S. (2017), “Agroecology accounting: biodiversity and sustainable livelihoods from the margins”, Accounting, Auditing & Accountability Journal, Vol. 30 No. 7, pp. 1592-1613.

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