I am the Course Leader for MSc Forensic Accounting, MSc Accounting & Finance and MSc Financial Management.
I teach on a range of modules including Forensic Accounting at level 7, Corporate Governance and Ethics, level 7; Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination, level 6; Law, Corporate Governance and Ethics, level 4; Accounting, level 4. I have an industry experience that spans over ten years.
I hold the CPA Australia membership, and I am an Academic Fellow of the Association of International Accountant (FAIA). I am also a member of the largest anti-fraud organisation in the world, the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners with the Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) credentials.
I am equally a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHAE) I am a strong accounting professional with a PhD in Forensic Accounting. I equally hold an MSc in Forensic Accounting and a Master of Research in Business.
I am an active researcher with quality publications. My research interests include: Forensic Accounting, Financial Statement Fraud, Audit Quality, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Governance and the Degree Attainment Gap.
I have been invited as a guest speaker in Hong Kong, France, Australia and Singapore. I frequently present papers at conferences around the world. I examine and supervise doctorate students, and currently, I am supervising two doctorate students.
2019: PhD in Forensic Accounting, Sheffield Hallam University. Thesis Tittle: Financial Statement Fraud: The Need for a Paradigm Shift to Forensic Accounting.
2015: Mres - Business, Sheffield Hallam University.
2012: MSc Forensic Accounting, Sheffield Hallam University.
2009: BSc Accounting, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria
Member of professional bodies
2019: Professional Member, Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM)
2017: Academic Fellow of the Association of International Accountants (FAIA) AIA
2016: Member, American Accounting Association
2015: British Academy of Management
2013: Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
2010: Graduate Member: Nigerian Institute of Management
Occupational Fraud and Abuse - with specific interest in Financial Statement Fraud.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Audit Failures and Corporate collapses
Degree attainment Gap (BAME)
Qualitative Research (Neo-empiricism)
Business, Technology and Enterprise
BAME Research Project
Financial and Management Accounting Subject Group
MSc Accounting & Finance, MSc Forensic Accounting, MSc Financial Management, BA Accounting and Finance, BA Forensic Accounting.
Forensic Accounting, Accounting, Corporate Governance and Ethics, Accounting, Law, Corporate Governance and Ethics, Forensic Accounting and Fraud Examination.
Joint Tenure and M&A Outcomes, Towards Reducing Degree Attainment Gap
Research collaboration with Latrobe University and University of Leeds
Garrow, N., Somerset, N., Awolowo, I., & Clark, M. (2019). Trust: The critical factor in theory and practice, from banks to cakes. In British Academy of Management, Aston University Birmingham, 3 September 2019 - 5 September 2019. BAM: https://www.bam.ac.uk/corporate-governance-0
Jamieson, D., Awolowo, I., Garrow, N., Winfield, J., & Bhaiyat, F. (2019). Financial shenanigans: The importance of anti-fraud education. Journal of Governance and Regulation, 8 (3), 58-63. http://doi.org/10.22495/jgr_v8_i3_p5
Garrow, N., Awolowo, I., & Growe, G.A. (2018). Annual reports: Fact or fiction? Are there governance implications? Presented at: BAM2018: Driving productivity in uncertain and challenging times, Bristol, 2018
Kesseba, K., Awolowo, I., & Clark, M. (2018). Qualitative research methodology: a neo-empiricist perspective. Driving productivity in uncertain and challenging times. http://conference.bam.ac.uk/BAM2018/htdocs/conference_papers.php?track_name=Research%20Methodology
Jamieson, D., Awolowo, I., Garrow, N., Winfield, J., & Bhaiyat, F. (2018). Financial shenanigans: The importance of anti-fraud education. In PAN IIT International Management Conference, Roorkee, India, 30 November 2018 - 2018 (pp. 1-12). Indian Institute of Technology: http://paniitimc18.in/
Awolowo, I., Garrow, N., Clark, M., & Chan, D. (2018). Accounting scandals: beyond corporate governance. Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing, 14 (8), 399-407. http://doi.org/10.17265/1548-6583/2018.08.001
Garrow, N., & Awolowo, I. (2018). Palmer & Harvey: A Case of Governance and Audit Failure. Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing, 14 (7). http://doi.org/10.17265/1548-6583/2018.07.004
Clark, M., & Awolowo, F. (2017). Towards a Forensic Accounting Paradigm: A Neo-Empiricist Research Agenda. In British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference, University of Warwick. Coventry: British Academy of Management (BAM) Conference
AWOLOWO, F. (2017). Corporate Accounting Frauds: Are Auditors to be blamed? Presented at: Sheffield Business School Doctoral Conference, Sheffield
AWOLOWO, F. (2016). Financial Statement Fraud: Updating the Accounting Paradigm to Forensic Accounting.
AWOLOWO, F. (2016). Financial Statement Fraud: The Need for a Paradigm Shift to Forensic Accounting. In 7th Annual Mid-Year Forensic Accounting Research Conference, American Accounting Association, North Carolina. North Carolina: Forensic Accounting Research Conference
AWOLOWO, F. (2016). Financial Statement Fraud: The Need for a Paradigm Shift in Accounting. International Conference on Accounting and Finance (ICAF).
AWOLOWO, F. (2014). The Relevance of Forensic Accounting in Mitigating the Audit Expectation Gap.
Garrow, N., Awolowo, I.F., & Growe, G. (2019). Annual Reports: Fact or Fiction? Are there governance implications? Journal of Leadership, Accountability and Ethics, 16 (1). http://doi.org/10.33423/jlae.v16i1.1360
Chan, D., Clark, M., Garrow, N., & Awolowo, F. (2018). Accounting Scandals: Beyond Corporate Governance - Query over journal - HR. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal.
Chan, D., Garrow, N., Clark, M., & AWOLOWO, F. (2017). Financial Statement Fraud: Auditors are not to be blamed.
2017: Ritchie-Jennings Memorial Scholarship (ACFE)
I am currently supervising 2 Phd students.
Business and management