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Associate Professor
BSc(Hons) PGDipCom (Otago) MSc (UBC) PhD (Otago)

Tel +64 3 479 8072
Office OBS 5.18

Associate Professor Roberts is the MFINC Director and also provides advice on post graduate study in finance including BCom(Honours), the Diploma for Graduates and the Post Graduate Diploma in Finance (PGDipCom).

She is the Deputy Director of the Climate Energy Finance (CEF) Group and the Deputy Head of the Department of Accountancy and Finance.


Research interests

The relationship between CEO compensation, firm performance and governance. Energy Finance and the impact of climate change on firm value. The value of board diversity and the role of gender diversity in firm governance. Gender pay gap and equity.


Huang, J., Roberts, H., & Tan, E. K. M. (2024). Media uncertainty and risk-taking. International Review of Financial Analysis, 91, 102930. doi: 10.1016/j.irfa.2023.102930

Li, M., & Roberts, H. (2023). Zero leverage and dividend policy. Finance Research Letters, 104430. doi: 10.1016/

Noviarini, J., Coleman, A., Roberts, H., & Whiting, R. H. (2023). Financial literacy and retirees' resource allocation decisions in New Zealand. Pacific-Basin Finance Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.pacfin.2023.101985

Nguyen, D. T. T., Diaz-Rainey, I., Roberts, H., & Le, M. (2023). The impact of natural disasters on bank performance and the moderating role of financial integration. Applied Economics. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/00036846.2023.2174931

Talpur, S., Nadeem, M., & Roberts, H. (2023). Corporate social responsibility decoupling: A systematic literature review and future research agenda. Journal of Applied Accounting Research. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1108/JAAR-08-2022-0223

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