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Dr Samah Issa

Senior Lecturer In Banking And Finance


Dr Samah Issa joined Sheffield Business School (SBS) in September 2014. She holds a BSc in Economics, an MSc in International Finance, and a PhD degree in Finance from Essex Business School. Prior to joining Sheffield Hallam, Samah worked as a Research and Teaching Assistant at Essex Business School where she taught several Banking and Finance modules and assisted in various research projects. Before moving to academia, Samah also previously worked in the commercial banking sector.

At Sheffield Business School, Samah is the DBA Collaborative Course Leader managing the delivery of the program in Sheffield, Munich and Zagreb. Samah's teaching responsibilities at SBS include Banking and Financial Markets (postgraduate), Global Investment Banking  and Understanding Financial Services (undergraduate).

  • About


    • 2016: Post Graduate Certificate (PgCert) Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2014: PhD Banking and Finance, University of Essex, United Kingdom
    • 2009: MSc International Finance, University of Essex, United Kingdom

    Senior Lecturer

    Teaching expertise

    • Finance and Banking


    • Banking Competition and Concentration
    • Banking in Emerging Markets
    • Convergence issues in Banking
    • Financial Stability
    • Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Teaching

    Department of Finance, Accounting and Business Systems

    Sheffield Business School

    Finance and Banking

  • Publications


    Issa, S. (2018). Banking Competition, Convergence and Growth across Macro-Regions of MENA. The Euro-Mediterranean Network for Economic Studies (EMNES).

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