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Our staff: Accountancy and Finance

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 David Lont
Capital markets, economics of financial reporting and auditing

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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

Nicola Beatson
Performance management

Dr Samuel Benjamin
Financial reporting, management accounting, dividend policy, corporate governance, capital markets

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 Konan Seny Kan
Accounting Performance management, configural approach in management and accounting, ocal/endogenous management practices, corporate governance mechanisms and practices

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 Muhammad Nadeem
Intellectual Capital, measurement and management, Gender diversity and corporate governance, Sustainability and sustainability disclosure, and Capital budgeting and investment decisions

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

Dr Yongxian Tan
Capital market research, corporate governance and corporate innovation

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

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Dr Gurmeet Bhabra
Empirical corporate finance, corporate control, corporate governance, dividend policy, corporate restructuring

Professor Timothy Falcon Crack
Empirical capital markets, derivatives, econometrics, quantitative active equity trading strategies, fixed income theory, market microstructure

Dr Marinela Finta
Empirical asset pricing, investment management, sustainable finance, market microstructure

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

Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey
Environmental and climate finance, energy markets, energy policy, financial institutions and regulation, capital markets, financial innovation

Dr Xing Han
Empirical asset pricing, market microstructure and liquidity, volatility forecasting

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

Dr Olena Onishchenko
Stock market anomalies and market microstructure.

Professor I M Premachandra
Empirical finance, financial modelling, performance evaluation, applied probability theory, simulation, application of operations research techniques in finance

Dr 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

Professor Jin Zhang
Derivatives and quantitative finance

Dr Tu Cam Nguyen

Corporate finance and corporate governance

Written Communications Officer

Marianne Lown