Miss Syahirah Abdul Rahman


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I am currently acting as a research associate working on a research funded by the UK's Oil and Gas Technology Centre. Co-led by Dr. Ricardo Twumasi (Alliance Manchester Business School) and Dr. Natascha Mueller-Hirth (Robert Gordon University), our team is looking into barriers to collaboration and standardisation in the UK Continental Shelf using social science methods such as ethnography and semi-structured interviews.

Previous to this, I was conducting my doctoral research which looks into financialisation (the growing importance of finance in modern capitalism, economy, and society). I interrogated this subject through the development of financial citizenship, the effort to make financial markets and skills more accessible to everyday citizens. My research data was collected from 13 interviews with high-ranking elites such as financial ministers and policymakers as well as 30 citizens who are actively consuming financial activities in the form of stock market investment.

My current research interest remains in the field of critical finance and the development of inclusive policies. I am interested in looking at the impact of certain policies to households’ financial behaviours and alternative ways to understand how finance co-constitutes prosperity in everyday life.


  • financialization of citizens, cultural political economy, stock market, financial education, impact of policymaking

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