Staff Profile: Samuel Salia

Samuel SaliaSchool

University of Wolverhampton Business School


Lecturer in International Finance

Contact details

Direct line: 01902 323909



University of Wolverhampton
Faculty of Social Sciences
MN Building
City Campus North


Salia is a Lecturer in International Finance at University of Wolverhampton Business School and the course leader for MSc. International Banking and Finance programme.

Salia has over six years’ experience in lecturing both in the UK and abroad. He has previously held teaching appointments at INTO University of East Anglia, Greenwich London College and Regent University College of Science and Technology.

Salia has extensive knowledge and experience in teaching finance and corporate strategy modules. He has also worked as a Management Consultant at the Management Development and Productivity Institute in Ghana and as an Income Generating Specialist. During this period he implemented access to finance projects, designed SME entrepreneurial education training and scaled up development programmes for small and start-up companies.

He is a winner of the Ghana Education Trust Fund PhD Scholarship programme and winner of the 2013 Inclusive Finance Field Research Scholarship (Funded by EU and University Meets Microfinance).

Salia is research active in the area of finance and currently collaborating with colleagues from universities in the UK and Ghana to implement projects on access to finance. Specifically, looking at both supply and demand sides of finance with a view to generate evidence based policies.

Salia has successfully supervised both undergraduate and post-graduate dissertations in finance and management.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD Development Finance, Birmingham City University
  • MSc Financial and Legal Management, University of West London
  • PG Dip Management Studies, City Business College
  • PG Cert Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, Birmingham City University
  • HND Purchasing and Supply, Accra Polytechnic

Teaching interests

  • International Finance
  • International Investment and Portfolio Management
  • Business Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Finance

Corporate and community engagement

Cofounder SAS Capital Money Lending Limited

Professional body membership and roles

  • Member of The Institute of Consulting (UK)
  • Fellow of The Higher Education Academy

Research interests

My research interests include access to finance, exchange rates as monetary policy instruments and investment risk. I am also interested to expand my research interest further into role of international financial institutions.

Selected publications

  • Salia, S., Hussain, J. G. and, Tinbgani, I. (under review) "Unintended Consequences of Microfinance for Women`s Empowerment in Ghana".
  • Hussain, J. G. and Salia, S. (working paper) “Microfinance, female empowerment and the effects of role reversals for family cohesion: A Study of households in Ghana ". 
  • Salia, S., Hussain, J. G. and, Tinbgani, I. "Unintended Consequences of Microfinance for Women`s Empowerment", Paper presented at ESRC SME Finance Seminar Series, Haydn Green Institute, University of Nottingham, September, 2015.
  • Salia, S., Hussain, J. G., and, El-Gohary, H., (working paper) "Empirical Analysis of Microfinance Impact on Microenterprise in Ghana". Paper accepted by International Conference on Economics and Administration held at the University of Bucharest, Bucharest, June, 2012.

External academic roles

Reviewer- Journal of Small Business and Enterprise Development