School of Business and Economics


Sara Navid

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Doctoral Researcher in Economics

BSc Economics 2:1 Hons. (University of Bristol)
MSc Islamic Finance with Distinction  (Aston Business School,  Aston University)



Graduate Teaching Assistant

Economics & Strategy Group: Aston Business School, Aston University

Research Assistant

El-Sharaani Centre for Islamic Banking and Finance, Aston Business School

Trainee Accountant

Royal National Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases NHS Foundation Trust



Member of the Royal Economic Society  

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

Lifetime Member of Beta Gamma Sigma (for being in the top 20% of Masters students)

Research Interest:

Islamic Banking

Efficiency and Productivity Analysis

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Disclosure



Professor David S. Saal

Dr Karligash (Kenjegalieva) Glass


Thesis Title/Topic:

Extending Our Understanding of Islamic Banking through Questioning Assumptions and Drawing Unprecedented Comparisons