Boulis Ibrahim is a lecturer in finance at the School of Management and Languages at Heriot-Watt University (HWSML). Dr Ibrahim joined the Department of Accountancy and Finance as a lecturer in 1996 and teaches on both the undergraduate and postgraduate courses. His academic research covers portfolio theory, asset allocation, asset pricing theory, volatility modeling, asset–liability modeling, market microstructure, and trading mechanisms. He currently coordinates the undergraduate second year and teaches the finance, structure, and regulation of capital markets and derivatives at the HWSML. He also teaches petroleum economics at the Institute of Petroleum Economics and consults on the same subject through the Energy Academy at Heriot-Watt.