Photograph of Adnan Gull Balloch.Adnan Gull Balloch

Lecturer in Accounting and Finance
PhD in Accounting & Finance, Durham University
MBA in Finance, Institute of Business Management
Bachelor of Engineering in Industrial Electronics, NED University
Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)
Member of British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA)
Member of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
Durham University Learning and Teaching Award (DULTA) certificate


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Assist Scheme Lead in Accounting and Finance

Teaching Areas

Corporate Finance, Financial Markets, Financial Accounting, Quantitative Skills and Methods


Corporate Finance; Household Finance; Retail Banking; Behavioral Finance; Financial Economics


Dr Adnan Balloch was awarded full PhD funding from Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK, after securing highest marks in the national aptitude examination in the province. He completed PhD in Accounting and Finance in April 2015 from Durham University Business School. His PhD thesis, titled ‘Essays in Household Finance’, won the Best Thesis Award in Durham University Business School Summer Congregation 2015. Before joining Abersytwyth Univeristy, Dr Adnan Balloch served Financial Advisory and Consulting department of Deloitte as a consultant. He lead/supported corporate finance teams in advisory, transaction and consulting projects for international corporations and institutions. Some of his clients include The World Bank and Sinoma International Engineering, China.

Prior to Deloitte, Dr Adnan Balloch taught postgraduate and undergraduate courses in Durham University Business School. Additionally, he has recently published paper in four start journal, and is completing research articles, aimed to be published in top tier journals in finance. Furthermore, he started industrial collaboration, aimed to improve predictive modeling of human behaviour, with data scientists at Quarrio, USA to make an impact in industry and society through his research.

Additional Interests

Academic Referee for Review of Finance

Elected as President (2013-14) of Graduate Common Room in Durham University

Elected as International Students Officer (2011-12 and 2012-13) of Graduate Common Room in Durham University

Voluntarily served Ustinov Seminar, Durham Rotary Club, Durham University Chinese Students and Scholars Association, Durham University South Asian Society and Ustinov Volunteer Opportunities

Most Outstanding Contribution to College Life Award (2011 and 2012) from Ustinov College, Durham University

Undercover Hero Award (2012)  from Ustinov College, Durham University

Ambassador to the College Award (2012) from Ustinov College, Durham University