Researcher biography

Eric is a senior lecturer in finance at the UQ Business School. He holds a PhD in finance from University of New South Wales and Bachelor of Commerce (First Class Honours) from Monash University. Eric is currently the postgraduate coordinator for the finance PhD program and being a member for Low and Negligible Risk (LNR) Ethics Review Panel.

Eric's research interests lie in the areas of investments and fund managements, with a particular focus on institutional investors such as mutual funds and hedge funds. In recent years, he has also developed research interests in the area of corporate finance with emphasis on the role of media coverage and political connection. His research papers have been presented in both domestic and international finance conferences such as the American Finance Association (AFA) and European Finance Association (EFA). He has also been the recipient of numerous AFAANZ and internal research grants. His research has won the "Best Paper Award" at UWA Accounting and Finance Research Forum (2018), FIRN Annual Conference (2017), and New Zealand Finance Colloquium (2016). Eric's research has been published in internationally peer-reviewed finance journals such as the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and European Journal of Operational Research.