Irma Malafronte

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Irma joined Roehampton Business School in 2016 and is Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Finance. Previously, she has worked at University of Roma Tre, University of Naples Parthenope and Link Campus University in Italy. She has completed the PhD in Banking and Finance at the University of Rome Tor Vergata (Italy).

Research interests

Irma is an active researcher and has a wide area of research interests in the field of accounting and finance, including integrated reporting, risk disclosure, market discipline, risk management, insurance companies, banks and bank-firm relationship. Irma's work has been published in international and national peer-reviewed journals and co-authored for Palgrave Macmillan the first book on Solvency II. Irma's work has also been regularly presented at a number of international conferences.

Irma has been principal investigator on a research project funded by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) on the role of corporate culture in the choice of integrated reporting.


Irma teaches Accounting and Finance modules in the Business School, including: Management Accounting Techniques (Level 5), Corporate Finance (Level 6), Financial Performance Management (Level 7), and is Academic Guidance Tutor (circa 40 students).

Previously: Introduction to Finance and Accounting for Managers (Level 4), Extended Academic Induction (Level 4), Financial Intermediaries and Institutions, Banking and Insurance.

Irma has been a member of the Learning and Teaching Quality Group at Roehampton University Business School.


Certified Management & Business Educator (CMBE), Chartered Association of Business Schools

Fellow of Higher Education Academy (D2) and R4NA course, University of Roehampton

SEDA PhD Supervisor, University of Roehampton

PhD Banking and Finance (with distinction), University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy

MSc Management and Firm Audit (with distinction), University of Naples Parthenope, Naples, Italy

BSc Business Management (with distinction), University of Naples Parthenope, Naples, Italy


Professional affiliations

British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) - since 2019

Associazione Docenti Economia Intermediari Mercati Finanziari (ADEIMF) - since 2011

Accademia Italiana di Economia Aziendale (AIDEA) - since 2016 

European Accounting Association (EAA) - since 2017 

Financial Engineering and Banking Society (FEBS) - since 2015

Qualified Chartered Accountant, auditor and tax consultant (ODCEC) - since 2014


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