Dr Malek El Diri

Dr Malek El Diri


I joined the Accounting and Finance Department of Leeds University Business School in 2016 after working as an auditor for Ernst and Young. 


  • Curriculum Redefined Lead
  • Head of First Year Accounting & Finance
  • Access to Leeds Admissions

Research interests

My research interests are related to earnings management and how it changes under the impact of different motives at the macroeconomic and firm levels. Among those factors I focus on market competition, blockchains, management compensation, managerial ability, corporate governance, bank failure, RPT and institutional investors. The following are examples of my current research projects:

‘Blockchains and Earnings Management’.

‘Related party transactions and earnings management in the UK’.

‘Do transient institutional investors punish or reward earnings management?’


  • PhD (Accounting), The University of Leeds, UK.
  • MSc (Accounting).
  • BSc (Accounting).

Professional memberships

  • Certified Management & Business Educator CMBE

Student education

I lead and participate as a full-time staff member in teaching modules in financial accounting, management accounting and auditing​​​​​​.

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Advanced Studies in Finance