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Our PhD and MCom students

Research led teaching produces exciting postgraduate research.

Read below about our talented PhD/Mcom students in the Department of Accountancy and Finance, and their research.

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Accounting PhD students

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Khurshid Ali

Home country: Pakistan
Research topic: Climate change risk and investors’ perception: Evidence from the S&P 500
Primary supervisor: Dr Muhammad Nadeem


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Baher Almestarihi

Home country: Jordan
Research topic: The management roles in auditor selection and audit quality
Primary supervisor: David Lont
Email almba118@student.otago.ac.nz


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Siamak Ansari

Home country: Iran
Research topic: Towards the Business-Partnering Role of Management Accounting in the Public Sector: How to Facilitate Institutional Enablers and Constraints Using the Big Data Lens – A New Zealand Case Study
Primary supervisor: Professor Ralph Adler
Email siamak.ansari@postgrad.otago.ac.nz


Thilini Arachchige imageThilini Arachchige

Home country: Sri Lanka
Research topic: Social networks, intellectual capital and value creation in the Public Sector
Primary supervisor: Associate Professor Ros Whiting
Email thilini.kaushalya@postgrad.otago.ac.nz


Nuradhi JayasiriNuradhi Jayasiri

Home country: Sri Lanka
Research topic: Refocusing Integrated Reporting for Organization’s Adaptability Requirements: A Developing Country Perspective
Primary supervisor: Dr Sriyalatha Kumarasinghe


Chang Liu imageChang Liu

Home country: China
Research topic: Auditing and Financial Disclosure
Primary supervisor: Professor David Lont
Email liuch485@student.otago.ac.nz


Disney Sohali image 2020Disney Sohali

Home country: Sri Lanka
Research topic: Cost effectiveness and social accountability of the waste management systems of supermarkets in New Zealand
Primary supervisor: Sriya Kumarasinghe
Email disney.kariyawasam@postgrad.otago.ac.nz


Shabana Talpur  image 2020Shabana Talpur

Home country: Pakistan
Research topic: CSR decoupling: The Investigation of Causes and Consequences
Primary supervisor: Helen Roberts
Email talsh566@student.otago.ac.nz


Iki Uele imageIki Mafi Uele

Home country: Tonga
Research topic: Roles of Accounting in construction, measuring, and maintaining Public Value
Primary supervisor: Dr Dinithi Ranasinghe

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Finance PhD students

IftekharAhmad ImageIftekhar Ahmed

Home country: Bangladesh
Research topic: Essays on Climate Finance
Primary supervisor: Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey
Email iftekhar.ahmed@otago.ac.nz


Beam Aschakulporn imageBeam Aschakulporn

Home country: New Zealand
Research topic: Higher-Order Risk-Neutral Moment Estimators.
Primary supervisor: Professor Jin Zhang
Email beam.aschakulporn@otago.ac.nz


Wei Guo imageWei Guo

Home country: China
Research topic: SPX and SPY options
Primary supervisor: Professor Jin Zhang


Xiaolan Jia imageXiaolan Jia

Home country: China
Research topic: Options in commodity markets
Primary supervisor: Professor Jin Zhang
Email xiaolan.jia@postgrad.otago.ac.nz


Sampath Kongawatte imageSampath Kongawatte

Home country: Sri Lanka
Research topic: Investors’ trading behavior in stock market anomalies
Primary supervisor: Dr Olena Onishchenko


Wei Lin imageWei Lin

Home country: China
Research topic: SPX, VIX and VXX Options.
Primary supervisor: Professor Jin Zhang


Quyen NguyenQuyen Nguyen

Home country: Vietnam
Research topic: Climate Risk in Financial Institutions
Primary supervisor: Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey


Mahnoor Sattar imageMahnoor Sattar

Home country: Bangladesh
Research topic: Board diversity and private firms: Evidence from the UK
Primary supervisor: Dr Helen Roberts
Email: mahnoor.sattar@otago.ac.nz


IsabellaYoon profile image 2020Isabella Yoon

Home country: Republic of Korea
Research topic: VIX options
Primary supervisor: Professor Jin Zhang
Email isabella.yoon@postgrad.otago.ac.nz


Xiaojie Yu image 2020Xiaojie (Steven) Yu

Home country: China
Research topic: Outward FDI and environmental issues
Primary supervisor: Sriya Kumarasinghe
Email yust6853@student.otago.ac.nz


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MCom students

Ling Liao imageLing Liao

Home country: China
Research topic: New Zealand Emissions Trading Scheme
Primary supervisor: Associate Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey
Email: ling.liao@postgrad.otago.ac.nz

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