Mr Chaudhry Mohammed Ghafran
Lecturer in Accounting
Ghafran holds a BSc (Hons) in Accounting and Finance and an MSc in Accounting, Finance and Management from the Bradford University School of Management. He is also a fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Before joining the Management School at Sheffield University, in February 2012, he held an Associate Lectureship post in Accounting and Finance at Bradford University’s School of Management.
Ghafran’s teaching responsibilities include;
- Theses supervision of MSc students.
- Delivery of tutorials on Introduction to Financial Accounting (MGT 132) module.
Ghafran’s main research interest lies in the area of corporate governance and financial reporting quality, specifically focusing on the influence of audit committee characteristics in constraining earnings management practices.
Ghafran’s research interests also include the role of corporate boards in audit pricing issues and the holding of additional directorships by CEOs and non-executive directors.
Ghafran, C.M. and O’Sullivan, N., ‘The Impact of Audit Committee Characteristics on Audit Fees: An Empirical Analysis of Large UK Companies’. Paper presented at the Financial Reporting and Business Communication Conference in Bristol, July 2011.
Ghafran, C.M. and O’Sullivan, N., (2010). A Review of the Governance Role of Audit Committees. BAA SIG Corporate Governance Conference, Loughborough University, UK.