Dr Minhat is the Assistant Director of the International Centre for Management and Governance Research (ICMGR). As a Lecturer in Finance, she has taught conventional finance and Islamic finance in the United Kingdom, Hong Kong and Singapore. Prior to joining academia, she worked with a publicly listed government-linked company, Tenaga Nasional Berhad. She holds a PhD in Accounting and Finance, and an MSc in Banking and Finance from the University of Stirling. She travelled from down under where she obtained a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Lincoln University, New Zealand. She is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ), Malaysian Institute of Accountants (MIA), Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) and Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
Dr Minhat has published in the areas of Islamic finance and corporate governance that includes executive remuneration, risk-taking incentives, and financial reporting. Her extended research interests include credit derivatives and financial regulation. Dr Minhat has co-authored a book chapter on Islamic Finance for Financial Management Theory and Practice EMEA edition (published by Cengage Learning). Her scholarly research outputs were published in Journal of Financial Stability, Economics Letters, Applied Economics, Business Ethics: A European Review, and Research in International Business and Finance among others. She was a reviewer for a number of journals including Corporate Governance: An International Review, Accounting and Business Research, Journal of Accounting in Emerging Economies, Journal of Applied Accounting Research, and Studies in Economics and Finance. She sits on the International Advisory Board of Asian Journal of Accounting Perspectives.
Dr Minhat has more than ten years of teaching and research experiences in higher academic institutions in the United Kingdom. She started as a Teacher in finance, investment and accounting at the University of Stirling. She joined Edinburgh Napier in 2008 as a Lecturer in Finance and introduced Islamic finance through conventional finance and investment modules. She had taught Islamic banking and finance at the University of Salford and the University of Bedfordshire. She has also taught finance and investment (with Islamic finance elements) in Hong Kong and Singapore. Dr Minhat is the Module Leader for Current Issues in Finance, Investment Management and Financial Management. Other modules taught include Strategic Financial Management, Corporate Financial Management, and Investment, Corporate Finance and Portfolios. Dr Minhat was nominated for “Most Inspiring Tutor Award” in 2017 and 2016, “Outstanding Award” in 2013, and “Best Innovation Award” in 2012 by Edinburgh Napier Students’ Association (ENSA).