Dr Hira Gulshan

Dr Hira Gulshan

Teaching Fellow in Accounting

    • United Kingdom

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    Hira Gulshan is a Teaching Fellow in Accounting at Aston Business School. She joined Aston Business School in December 2020, after 3 years Visiting Lecturer appointment at Birmingham City University Business School. She completed PhD (“Making sense with Institutional theory: A comparative study of CSR practices”) from School of Business and Social Sciences, Birmingham City University, holds MSc in International Business Management from Birmingham City University and she is a qualified ACCA member with 5 years of working experience in the industry. She teaches mainly sustainability and accountability, careers in Accounting, financial accounting, Financial Analysis, International business management, International strategic management, Business management, research methods, and financial analysis at both under- and post-graduate levels. Her research interests include sustainability, sustainable development, management controls, sensemaking, and Institutions.


    PHD (Business management) “Making sense with Institutional theory: A comparative study of CSR practices”

    Birmingham City University (September 2017 - January 2021)

    Postgraduate Certificate in Research Practice

    Birmingham City University (September 2017 - February 2018)

    MSC International Business Management (Graduate)

    Birmingham City University (January 2016 – July 2017) 



    Membership of Professional Bodies


    ACCA Member


    Scholarship and Fellowship

    SEDA Recognised Learning Facilitator (SEDA)

    Fellow (FHEA)

    Research Interests

    Sustainability, CSR, Sensemaking in CSR, Institutional logics, Responsible business decisions, Sustainable supply chain, Management controls, 



    Research Projects/Collaborations

    I am currently working on CIMA funded case study on sustainability.

    "Role of professional accountants and management accounting practices in achieving sustainable development goals. A case study of a UK automotive organisation"


    Teaching Activity

    Has recently designed and taught a Masters module on Sustainability Accounting and Accountability and an undergraduate module on Career's in Accounting.  Has taught on the following modules: Financial Analysis, Sustainability Accounting and Accountability, Contemporary issues in Financial reporting, Financial Management, Careers in Accounting.

    Supervision of MSc and MBA dissertations, 

    Student mentor and placement tutor,

    Have been involved in a range of sustainability related event at Aston University including "Working towards sustainable future" and organised "Careers in Sustainability in accounting" event.

    Have been working on Business Simulation in Sustainability.  

    Academic/Professional Contacts

    I have professional contacts with different industry professionals, accounting bodies, and Big four firms. I invite them as guest speaker in my "Careers in Accounting" module. 

    External Connections and Partnerships


    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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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