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Personal Statement

I joined Strathclyde Business School in February 2019 as a Lecturer in Financial Technology. My doctorate research investigated relationships between online financial message board postings and abnormal trading activity in shares listed on the London Stock Exchange AIM. I hold an MSc in Investment Analysis, and a BA (Hons) in International Business.

I am primarily interested in the application of textual analysis methods in financial markets. In my previous work, I have investigated the role of online investor networks and discussions on the price-discovery process. My recent research has also investigated relationships between national news reporting and economic sentiment indicators. I am currently supervising doctoral research that examines the manner in which information is communicated via corporate earnings calls and effects on the magnitude of investor reaction. Other research interests include investor sentiment, behavioural finance, and the role of activist short-sellers in financial markets. Alongside research, my commentary on current financial events has been published by The Conversation UK, the World Economic Forum, MarketWatch and Business Insider.

Previously, I worked as Project Associate for a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) at Bangor Business School. I also worked for four years as a Senior Stock Research Analyst and Index Supervisor at Russell Investments (now FTSE Russell), and undertook an Internship at Merrill Lynch in Illinois during the fall-out of the Global Financial Crisis. Outside of academia I enjoy athletics and am a keen road, cross-country and hill runner.

Research Interests

My research interests include:

  • Textual Analysis of Financial Texts
  • Sentiment Analysis in Financial Markets
  • Investor Networks and Online Communities
  • Behavioural Finance
  • Activist Short-Sellers

Academic / Professional qualifications

PhD in Accounting and Finance, University of Dundee

MSc in Investment Analysis, University of Stirling

BA (Hons) in International Business, Nottingham Trent University

 

Teaching Interests

I am co-director of the MSc Financial Technology at Strathclyde Business School. I am also responsible for delivering the Corporate Financing module for honours year students and the Future of Fintech module for the MSc Strategic Fintech.

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