Dr John Sebastian Pereira


Dr Pereira is Associate Professor in Finance at Kingston University and has over 12 years of experience in the UK higher education sector. Before joining the world of academia, he worked in credit underwriting and quality assurance processes for Citigroup. Dr Pereira’s research interests are in the field of accounting and finance, with a focus on integrated reporting, sustainability reporting, risk disclosure, and financial institutions. His work has been published in national and international peer-reviewed journals and is regularly presented at international conferences.

Dr Pereira lectures on a range of banking, management accounting and corporate finance topics across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and he specialises in delivering workshops and seminars aimed at leveraging the power of Bloomberg software for advanced financial analysis. He is also involved in delivering executive training programmes and has conducted training for investment banking interns. Dr Pereira is a Chartered member of the Global Management Accountant (CIMA) professional body.


Risk management, corporate reporting, non-financial disclosure (ESG)


2020-present: Associate Professor in Finance, Kingston University, UK.

2017-2020: senior lecturer in finance, Kingston University, UK.

2015-2017: lecturer in finance, Kingston University, UK.

2018: visiting researcher at LUISS University, department of management, Italy

2015: visiting lecturer, London South Bank University, UK.

2013: visiting lecturer, University of West London, UK.


Kingston University, PhD, Banking and Finance, 2015

Kingston University, MSc. Management and Business Research, 2012

Kingston University, MSc. Banking and Finance, 2010

NMIMS University, PGDBA (MBA), Business Administration, 2009

Professional qualifications

2021: Certified Management and Business Educator (CMBE)

2020: Globally recognised Professional Management Accounting qualification - Associate of the Chartered Management Accountant (ACMA), Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

2020: Nationally recognised teaching qualification - Senior Fellow in Higher Education (SFHEA)

2017: Globally recognised Project Management qualification - PRINCE2® Foundation Certificate in Project Management

2016: Bloomberg Market Concept (BMC) certification 

2013: Nationally recognised teaching qualification - Associate Fellow in Higher Education (AFHEA)

2012: Bloomberg Essential – Equity market and Fixed Income market certification


Malafronte, I. Pereira, J., (2023) “Sustainability and Impact in the Financial Sector”, Book chapter in a Routledge publication for the book titled “Impact Measurement and Management: A roadmap for a changing world”.


Malafronte, I. Pereira, J., and Busco, C. (2021) “Corporate culture as a driver of integrated reporting” FM: Financial Management, available at


Malafronte, I. and Pereira, J. (2021) Enterprise risk management in the United Kingdom. In: Maffei, Marco, (ed.) Enterprise risk management in Europe. Bingley, U.K.: Emerald Publishing Limited. pp. 243-259. ISBN 9781838672461


Malafronte, I. and Pereira, J. (2020) “Integrated thinking : measuring the unobservable”, Meditari Accountancy Research, ISSN (print) 2049-372X. doi:


Malafronte, I., Pereira, J. and Busco, C. (2020) “The role of corporate culture in the choice of integrated reporting”, (Project Report) Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA). 20 p. (CIMA Research and Insight, no. 16/2) ISBN 9781859718872.


Pereira, J., Malafronte, I., Sorwar, G. and Nurullah, M. (2019) “Enforcement actions, market movement and depositors’ reaction: evidence from the US banking system”, Journal of Financial Services Research, 55(2-3), pp.143-165. doi:


Busco, C., Malafronte, I., Pereira, J. and Starita, M.G. (2019) “The determinants of companies’ levels of integration: Does one size fit all?”, The British Accounting Review, 51(3), pp.277-298. doi:


Pereira, J., Sorwar, G. and Nurullah, M. (2018) “What drives corporate CDS spreads? A comparison across US, UK and EU firms”, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money, 56, pp.188-200. doi:


Malafronte, I., Starita, M.G. and Pereira, J. (2018) “The effectiveness of risk disclosure practices in the European insurance industry”, Review of Accounting and Finance, 17(1), pp.130-147. doi:


Sorwar, G., Pappas, V., Pereira, J. and Nurullah, M. (2016) “To debt or not to debt: Are Islamic banks less risky than conventional banks?”, Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 132, pp.113-126.




External committee work

2019-2023: external examiner at University of South Wales, UK

2022-2026: external examiner at University of Northampton, UK

2018-2022: external examiner at University of East London, UK

2016-2021: external examiner at Bucks Business School, UK

2016-2017: external examiner at University of Staffordshire, UK

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