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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.

Jenni Wright
Department Manager

Margaret Grundy
Department Coordinator

Greg Dean
Administrative Assistant

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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

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

Dr Konan Seny Kan
Accounting Performance management

Dr Sriyalatha Kumarasinghe
Japanese management and management accounting, organisational behaviour and performance management

Dr Mansi Mansi
Sustainable procurement, sustainability disclosures, biodiversity management and disclosures

Dr Rakesh Pandey
Corporate governance and accountability, social and environmental accounting and reporting and sustainability

Dr Dinithi Ranasinghe
Corporate governance, Financial Reporting, Behavioural Accounting

Dr Yongxian Tan
Fundamentals of Accounting; Financial Analysis

Associate Professor Ros Whiting
Accounting treatment of intellectual capital and intangible assets, career and gender issues in the accounting profession and corporate governance

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Dr Gurmeet Bhabra
Empirical corporate finance

Dr Scott Chaput
Derivatives and fixed income

Dr Daisy Chou
Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance, Financial markets

Professor Timothy Falcon Crack
Empirical capital markets, derivatives, econometrics

Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey
Finance and innovation

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

Dr Olena Onishchenko
Stock market anomalies and market microstructure. Course approver and advisor, member of the AKO teaching and learning committee 

Professor I M Premachandra
Empirical finance and financial modelling, performance evaluation, applied probability theory

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

Dr Anindya Sen
Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management

Dr Eric Tan
Investments and fund managements

Professor Jin Zhang
Derivatives and Quantitative Finance

Written Communications Officer

Marianne Lown

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