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Our staff

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

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Support staff

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

Margaret Grundy
Client Services Administrator

Stephen Hall-Jones
Client Services Administrator

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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 Sriyalatha Kumarasinghe
Japanese management and management accounting, organisational behaviour and performance management, entry mode strategies and performance of multinational enterprises, business ethics, corporate governance, and corporate social responsibility

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 services, financial technologies, blockchain, artificial intelligence, data analytics, performance measurement and management, accounting information systems, corporate governance, executive compensation, mergers and acquisitions

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

Associate Professor Ros Whiting
Accounting treatment of intellectual capital and intangible assets, career and gender issues in the accounting profession and corporate governance, active-based student learning in accounting, business succession planning


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 Tu Cam Nguyen
Corporate finance and corporate governance

Dr Olena Onishchenko
Stock market anomalies and market microstructure

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

Dr Xinfeng (Edwin) Ruan
Asset pricing, derivatives, investment

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

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

Professors Emeriti

Professor Timothy Falcon Crack

Professor Inguruwatt Premachandra

Honorary Professor

Professor Paul Griffin

Postdoctoral Fellow

Dr Quyen Nguyen

Dr Renzhu Zhang

Written Communications Officer

Marianne Lown

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