Nafis is currently working as an Associate Professor of Finance at Henley Business School Malaysia, University of Reading Malaysia. He previously served as an Associate Professor of Finance at the Nottingham University Business School (NUBS) in the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC). Prior to this,he was attached with Monash University where he worked as a lecturer in finance.
His scholarly articles have been published in leading journals including The World Economy, Emerging Markets Review, Pacific Basin Finance Journal, Journal of Asset Management, Journal of Banking Regulation, Review of Islamic Economics and Journal of Financial Services Marketing among others. He has also co-authored five books on Islamic Finance – among them is Encyclopaedia of Islamic Finance which is the first of its kind and has sold over 1000 copies worldwide.
As a frequent traveller, he has given lectures on finance and Islamic finance across the world, including: Harvard Islamic Finance forum at Harvard Law School; a Gulf Research Meeting at Cambridge University, UK; Durham University Summer School; Seoul International Finance Conference (SIFIC); World Islamic Economic Forum (WIFE); and OIC Asia Trade and Economic Forum.
Dr Alam has served as a visiting Associate Professor at various universities in the UK and Indonesia. He was featured as a Professor of the Month by Financial Times (FT) in 2014 and received an award for Upcoming Personality in Islamic Finance in 2016 presented by GIFA and hosted by the Indonesian government.