Sabur obtained his BCOM (Honours, 1st Class) and MCOM (Finance, 1st Class) from University of Dhaka, PhD in Corporate Finance from University of Leeds, and Docent in Business Administration (specialization in Corporate Finance) from Stockholm University.
He has taught at Bournemouth University, Stockholm University, University of Botswana, University of Dhaka, University of Hull, and University of Leeds. In addition to teaching, Sabur has held several administrative roles, including Member of Senate, Head of School, and Director of Research. He is also an ad hoc reviewer of the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Services Research, Journal of Financial Stability, and Journal of Business Ethics.
Sabur has raised around £500,000 in external grants from research foundations, and has published papers in world-leading journals including the Journal of Accounting and Economics and the Journal of Corporate Finance. He has published extensively on issues surrounding corporate governance in banks, market reactions to dividend policy, market condition and investor behaviour, market-based accounting research, and earnings management.