James Bowden


  • United Kingdom

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Personal Statement

I joined Strathclyde Business School in February 2019 as a Lecturer in Financial Technology, having recently completed a PhD in Accounting and Finance at the University of Dundee. 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 (University of Stirling), and a BA (Hons) in International Business (Nottingham Trent University).

I am particularly interested in the application of sentiment analysis methods in financial markets, and the role of online investor networks and communities on the price-discovery process. My research interests also include the role of activist short-sellers in financial markets, behavioural finance, and visualisation of financial data.

Previously, I worked as as Project Associate in a Knowledge Transfer Partnership between Bangor Business School and a start-up Fintech company. 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:

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

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 programme and am also responsible for delivering the Corporate Financing (AG430) Honours year class.


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