Alper Kara is a Professor of Finance and Subject Group Leader (Research & Enterprise) of Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics at the Huddersfield Business School, University of HuddersfieldHe is in academia since 2004 and worked in various universities. Prior to this, Alper was a bond and FX trader for five years in the treasury of Disbank (now BNP Paribas/TEB).  

Alper serves as an Associate Editor of the European Journal of Finance and International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance. He is also on the Advisory Board of British Accounting and Finance Association, Financial Markets & Institutions Special Interest Group

Alper's research agenda is multidisciplinary  and, broadly, related to the stability of the financial system and well-being of its participants. It covers topics in bank securitization, financial inclusion and access to finance, bank governance and syndicated loan markets. He has published in world leading journals and co-authored three books.His work has featured in globally important policy making institutions such as the Federal Reserve Bank, European Central Bank and International Monetary Fund. Alper is awarded research grants from British Academy and Nuffield Foundation. He has acted as a research consultant to the European Central Bank and other private institutions. 

Alper is an experienced teacher and taught a spectrum of banking, finance and economics modules both at the undergraduate and postgraduate level (MSc, MBA and Executive Education), including overseas in Singapore, Hong Kong, Bahrain and Kazakhstan. He acts as an external examiner for Finance and Banking related UG&PG programmes/modules in a number of business schools. Alper specialises in integrating Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters Eikon platforms into the design of modules and degree programmes. ​