Hussein is a lecturer in Accounting at the school of management in Swansea University.  Prior to joining Swansea University in September 2016, Hussein was a part-time lecturer and a GTA at Essex University from 2012-2014. He also was a teaching assistant at University of Aleppo for two years.

From University of Essex, Hussein gained MSc in International Accounting in 2011 and PhD in Accounting in 2016. His PhD research examined the effect of country specific factors on earnings quality under IFRS.

Areas of Expertise

  • International Accounting
  • Auditing
  • Accounting Education


  1. Halabi, H., Alshehabi, A., Zakaria, I. Informal institutions and managers’ earnings management choices: Evidence from IFRS-adopting countries Journal of Contemporary Accounting & Economics 15 3 100162
  2. Kotb, A., Abdel-Kader, M., Allam, A., Halabi, H., Franklin, E. Information technology in the British and Irish undergraduate accounting degrees Accounting Education 1 20
  3. Kotb, A., Halabi, H., Elbardan, H. The auditor-to-client revolving door: A structured literature review International Journal of Auditing 22 3 464 485


  • MN-2548 Auditing 1

    The overall aim of the module is to enable students to understand the social importance, nature and objectives of the audit function, the audit process, and the principles of audit practice.


  • Paper 1: Can Tone and Readability of Annual Reports Give Insights into Firm Performance?«br /» Paper 2: Do CEOs lose their monitoring of Tone and Readability of FTSE 350 Annual Reports when they get Older?«br /» (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Hussein Halabi
    Other supervisor: Dr Giulia Fantini
    Other supervisor: Dr Tim Zhou
  • annual report readability, corporate governance, and bank risk taking (current)

    Other supervisor: Dr Hussein Halabi
    Other supervisor: Dr Mike Buckle