Personal profile


Rana Sabbah is a lecturer in Accounting and Financial management with a special interest in Auditing. Before coming an academic she spent 12 years working in internal audit teams in financial institutions. Her PhD research was conducted at Newcastle University. Her research investigated the effects of cultural influences on the independence of corporate governance actors in financial institutions in Lebanon. During this time, she worked as a teaching assistant on auditing modules. The main areas of interest are corporate governance, audit and accountability and culture.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

Accountancy, PhD, PhD in Accounting, Newcastle University

23 Sept 20191 Feb 2024

Award Date: 1 Feb 2024

Accounting and Finance, MA (Hons), Audit Behaviour in BIG 4: Lebanese context

20 Sept 200830 Jun 2010

Award Date: 30 Jun 2010

External positions

Newcastle University

18 Sept 202130 Jun 2022