Dr Emir Camdzic joined the Centre for Islamic finance in 2018 and he is currently working as a Lecturer in Islamic banking and finance. He holds PhD from the University of Bolton and masters degree in Islamic banking, finance and management from the University of Gloucestershire. Emir's intellectual interests centre on intangible assets of the Islamic financial institutions and exploring the ways in which they can be effectively managed and measured. Emir is supervising a number of research students from various disciplines in business studies and also acts as a research co-ordinator for the Centre for Islamic finance.


Previous Roles

 Sep 2019 - July 2020

Course Leader for the MSc Islamic Economics Finance and Management; and BA Islamic Finance and Accounting at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education (accredited by Newman University). 

 Sep 2017 - July 2020

BA in Islamic Studies Course Leader at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education (accredited by Newman University). Participating in the Quality Assessment processes and procedures; responsible for the management and organisation of the BA in Islamic Studies programme; overseeing the delivery of all modules at all levels and ensuring the relevant course documentation is kept up to date; actively contributing to the programme board; carrying out module reviews, monitoring course performance.

 Feb 2017 - July 2020

Lecturer at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education (accredited by Newman University). Teaching a number of modules at both masters and bachelors levels. Modules taught at masters level: Islamic financial instruments, Research methodology, Islamic microfinance and entrepreneurship, Risk management in Islamic finance; Bachelors level: Islamic banking and finance, Research methodology, People organisation and management, Academic writing skills. Duties and responsibilities include interviewing course applicants; lecture planning and delivery; preparation of module handbooks and assessment briefs; providing tutorials to students; marking student coursework and assessing their knowledge through both formative and summative assessments.

 July 2016 - Sep 2019

Head of Academic Operations at the Markfield Institute of Higher Education (accredited by Newman University). Duties and responsibilities involve managing the academic operations team (admissions for undergraduate, postgraduate and research programmes and the IT department); ensuring that all academic operational goals are accomplished with the aim of delivering a high-quality learning experience for students; managing and overseeing the execution of all facets of operations including student admissions, module timetabling, operations of assessments and award boards, liaising with the validating university (Newman University), liaising with the external bodies including HESA, HEFCE, QAA, BAC. I am also assigned level 2 access to the UKVI sponsorship management system (SMS) to assign and report on Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Feb 2016 - Sep 2016

Lecturer at Markfield Institute of Higher Education (accredited by Newman University). Duties and responsibilities involved preparation of module handbooks and assessment briefings for Islamic history module at level 5 and 6; delivery of lectures, seminars and tutorials; assessed student coursework (both formative and summative assessments); provided guidance and tutorial to the students during surgery hours.

 Aug 2015 - Nov 2015

IELTS and ESOL Lecturer at the British Institute of Resource Development. Worked in the classroom environment with a variety of students which required careful and precise observational skills in order to design and adjust course material to each student's individual need. I was actively involved in developing and advancing the curriculum which focused on four components: listening, reading, writing and speaking; with lessons focused on vocabulary development, fluency, articulation and comprehension.

 Sep 2012 – Sep 2014

Customer Advisor at Al-Rayan Bank. Working in the Islamic bank, I have gained practical experience which gave me an insight into the practices of the IB institution. Key responsibilities involved the sale of asset and liability products along with various administrative tasks including deputising for the line manager when required, providing clients with clear and coherent explanations of the various ethical principles behind the products and services offered by the bank and generating interest in the bank’s mortgage alternatives and long-term deposits by utilising effective sales techniques.


Developed both undergraduate and postgraduate courses that were recently approved by the validating body - Newman University - for the academic 2019/2020 (BA Islamic Studies with Arabic; BA Islamic Finance and Accounting; MSc Islamic Economics and Finance)


Signatory on the Guiding Principles for Takaful and Re-takaful market of London created by Islamic Insurance Association of London (IIAL).



Camdzic, E. (2018) "Islamic Economies: Stability, Markets and Endowments" (2017), Nafis Alam and Syed Rizvi, Muslim World Book Review, 38 (3), pp.64-66.

Paper in progress - “An Analytical Exploration of Tangible Benefits Achieved through Reputation in the Islamic Finance Industry”.

Paper in progress - "Attempts on Institutionalisation of Ethics: The narrative in the writings of Ibn-Khaldun, Al-Mawardi, Al-Ghazali and Ibn Taymiyah". 


"Reimagining Islamic Finance"- Panellist at the conference organised by the UKIFC, London 2nd October 2019. 

"Exploring an organisational commitment towards Corporate Social Responsibility: A case of UK Islamic banks”, presented at 3rd symposium in Islamic finance at the University of Bolton.