Robert Lockhart


Personal profile

Personal Statement

Robert is a Tutor in Accounting and Finance (with teaching experience at undergraduate, postgraduate MSc, MBA, and Executive MBA education levels) and a PGR at Strathclyde Business School (SBS), University of Strathclyde. He joined SBS as a Doctoral Researcher in October 2021, before commencing teaching activities in September 2022. Prior to commencing his Doctoral studies, Robert obtained a First Class BAcc (Hons) and an MSc degree with Distinction (as well as being the top performing student in his MSc programme), both in Accounting and Finance, as well as a PG Cert in Research Methodology. 

At present, Robert is also employed as a Research Assistant within the accounting and finance department.

Currently researching within the areas of venture capital, private equity, hedge funds and hedge fund activism, IPOs, employee wellbeing, corporate governance, misconduct etc.

Research Interests

  • Venture Capital & Private Equity
  • Activism
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Misconduct
  • Corporate Finance
  • Employees (e.g., health and safety in the workplace, labour investment efficiency, employment insurance risk)
  • Financial Reporting/Accounting
  • Non-financial Reporting (e.g., CSR, carbon emissions)
  • ESG & Sustainable Finance
  • IPOs, M&As, SEOs

Teaching Interests

  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Accounting/Reporting and Financial Accounting Theory
  • Management Accounting
  • Financial Statement Analysis
  • Financial Management
  • Data Analysis

Academic / Professional qualifications

PhD in Accounting and Finance, in progress, University of Strathclyde

AG930 "Advanced Theories in Finance" Doctoral Level Course, in progress, University of Strathclyde

PG Cert in Research Methodology for Business and Management, 2022, University of Strathclyde

MSc in International Accounting and Finance, 2021, University of Strathclyde

BAcc Hons in Accounting and Finance, 2020


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

External positions

Scottish Area Group Executive Committee Member, British Accounting and Finance Association

Jan 2022 → …


  • accounting, finance, economics
  • Hedge Funds
  • IPOs
  • M&As
  • Venture capital
  • Employees
  • Private equity
  • IFRS
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Corporate Misconduct
  • SEOs


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