Dr John Sebastian Pereira


I am a Senior Lecturer at Kingston Business School, I lecture on a range of Accounting and Finance modules across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and specialize in delivering workshops and seminars aimed at leveraging the power of Bloomberg software for advanced financial analysis. I am also the Bloomberg academic leader in-charge of development, training and delivery of Bloomberg programmes at Kingston. I am also the Course Director for Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) programme and the Liason Officer for our collaborative partners institution SVKM-IIS (India).

My principal research interests are in the areas of corporate reporting, credit risk modelling, bank risk and corporate disclosure.

I have experience of being an External Examiner and External panel member for Accounting & Finance courses and have represented the Lecturer constituency at the University Senate Committee. I am also the co-recipient of the CIMA seedcorn ECR grant for £7841 in 2018.

Academic responsibilities

Senior Lecturer in Finance, Course Director for BBA, Liason Officer for SVKM-IIS (India)


  • 2011 - 2015: PhD Accounting and Finance, Kingston University
  • 2012 - 2013: Associate Fellow in Higher Education, HEA
  • 2017: PRINCE2® Foundation Certificate in Project Management
  • 2011 - 2012: MSc Management and Business Research, Kingston University
  • 2009 - 2010: MSc Banking and Finance, Kingston University
  • 2007 - 2009: PGDBA Business Administration, NMIMS University

Teaching and learning


  • Measuring and modelling corporate credit risk dynamics using credit default swap instruments.
  • Islamic banking and conventional banking: differences and similarities.
  • The effect of supervisory enforcement actions in the banking sector.
  • Corporate reporting and disclosure practices in financial and non-financial institutions.
  • The drivers and benefits of Integrated reporting.


Number of items: 10.


Pereira, John, Malafronte, Irma, Sorwar, Ghulam and Nurullah, Mohamed (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. ISSN (print) 0920-8550

Busco, Cristiano, Malafronte, Irma, Pereira, John and Starita, Maria Grazia (2019) The determinants of companies' levels of integration : does one size fit all? The British Accounting Review, 51(3), pp. 277-298. ISSN (print) 0890-8389

Pereira, John, Sorwar, Ghulam and Nurullah, Mohamed (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. ISSN (print) 1042-4431

Malafronte, Irma, Starita, Maria Grazia and Pereira, John (2018) The effectiveness of risk disclosure practices in the European insurance industry. Review of Accounting and Finance, 17(1), pp. 130-147. ISSN (print) 1475-7702

Sorwar, Ghulam, Pappas, Vasileios, Pereira, John and Nurullah, Mohamed (2016) To debt or not to debt : are Islamic banks less risky than conventional banks? Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, 132(Suppl), pp. 113-126. ISSN (print) 0167-2681

Conference or Workshop Item

Malafronte, Irma, Pereira, John, Starita, Maria Grazie and Busco, Cristiano (2016) Integrated reporting and thinking: an empirical analysis of STOXX Europe 600 firms. In: Integrated Thinking & Reporting in Practice; 17-18 Nov 2016, Rome, Italy. (Unpublished)

Malafronte, Irma, Nurullah, Mohamed, Pereira, John and Sorwar, Ghulam (2016) Enforcement actions, market movement and depositors’ reaction: evidence from the US banking system. In: 6th International Conference of the Financial Engineering and Banking Society: Banking, Finance and Institutions: Stability and Risk; 10-12 Jun 2016, Malaga, Spain. (Unpublished)

Pereira, John, Nurullah, Mohamed and Sorwar, Ghulam (2015) Effect of policy announcements on US and UK corporate CDS returns during the financial crisis. In: Behavioural Finance Working Group Conference: Financial Regulation; 11-12 Jun 2015, London, U.K.. (Unpublished)

Pereira, John, Nurullah, Mohamed and Sorwar, Ghulam (2014) What drives corporate CDS spreads? A comparison across US, UK and Eurozone markets. In: European Financial Management Association (EFMA) 23rd Annual Meeting; 25-28 Jun 2014, Rome, Italy.


Pereira, John (2015) An empirical investigation of corporate credit default swap spreads and returns. (PhD thesis), Kingston University, .

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