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Research-based teaching is key to our success

The Department of Accountancy and Finance gladly shares its knowledge and experience with our students – and the wider community.

Find out about our background, research and teaching, or look up our contact details, below:

Head of Department

Professor Jin Zhang
Derivatives and quantitative finance

Support staff

Our support staff provide reception, administrative and secretarial support to the Department.

Margaret Grundy

Stephen Hall-Jones

Academic staff

Our academic and teaching staff are highly regarded internationally for their world-class research.

Find them listed below alphabetically by discipline and surname.


Professor Ralph Adler
Performance management, strategic management accounting, organisational effectiveness, active student learning

Dr Nicola Beatson
Performance management

Dr Pallab Biswas
Corporate governance in emerging countries, corporate social responsibility reporting, capital market disclosure

Dr Frederico Botafogo
Accounting theory

Dr Mariela Carvajal-Gallardo
Financial reporting, accounting disclosure and corporate governance

Dr Zihan Liu
Corporate non-financial reporting, corporate governance, and auditing and assurance

Professor David Lont
Capital markets, economics of financial reporting and auditing

Dr Hoa Luong
Financial technologies, blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics, corporate reporting, corporate governance, performance measurement and management

Dr Yimei Man
Corporate governance, includes agency conflicts, earnings management, firm performance, auditing characteristics

Dr Dinithi Ranasinghe
Corporate governance, financial reporting, behavioural accounting, value relevance, benchmarks and disclosure, accounting choices

Iki Mafi Uele
Public value accounting, publicness of financial reports,  accountability and transparency, rule-based and principle-based-accountability


Dr Pakorn (Beam) Aschakulporn
Derivatives and quantitative finance

Dr Muhammad A. Cheema
Asset pricing, behavioural finance, energy economics

Dr Sebastian Gehricke
Derivative markets, volatility derivatives, climate finance and entrepreneurial finance

Dr Duminda Kuruppuarachchi
Market efficiency of financial markets, information spillovers in financial markets, and financial modelling

Dr Olena Onishchenko
Empirical Capital Markets, Asset Pricing, Short Selling

Associate Professor Helen Roberts
The relationship between CEO compensation, firm performance and corporate governance

Dr Anindya Sen
Investment analysis, portfolio management, financial derivatives, quantitative strategy

Dr Tom Stannard
Corporate finance, corporate governance, real options analysis

Dr Muhammad Tahir Suleman
Political Uncertainty, Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance, Default Risk, and Financial Markets Research

Jungah (Isabella) Yoon
Derivatives markets

Professors Emeriti

Professor Timothy Falcon Crack

Professor Alan MacGregor

Professor Inguruwatt Premachandra

Honorary Professor

Professor Paul Griffin

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