Bright futures ahead for research award-winners

22 Nov 2016
Kelvin Tan accepts award from BEL Executive Dean Professor Andrew Griffiths

Two up-and-coming young Faculty researchers were honoured with BEL Research Awards last Wednesday.

Acting BEL Executive Dean Professor Andrew Griffiths said the Faculty awards were established in 2015 to applaud promising Early Career Researchers and Research Higher Degree (RHD) candidates.

“Producing high-quality research is a key priority for the BEL Faculty,” he said.

“Our goal is to support and acknowledge these brilliant young researchers in the early stages of their careers, inspiring them to aim even higher in the years to come.”

Dr Kelvin Tan, a Senior Lecturer in Finance at UQ Business School, received the Early Career Researcher Excellence in Research Award.

Dr Tan’s outstanding research in capital structures and econometrics has been published in A* journals and numerous A-ranked journal publications. Based on his flourishing research profile, Dr Tan has been invited to undertake applied research for the finance industry. He has also received a UQ Business School award for teaching excellence.

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