Researcher biography

Ihtisham is a Lecturer in Finance at the University of Queensland (UQ), also having earned his PhD from UQ in 2020. With over a decade of teaching experience, within and outside Australia, he has taught various undergraduate and postgraduate finance courses, both in traditional and online formats, covering topics such as Portfolio Management, Asset Pricing & Public Financial Management.

Besides teaching students within university, Ihtisham also plays an active role in industry engagement and Executive Education and has a vast experience in facilitating capacity building courses, especially for the public sector. He currently serves as the Academic Director for UQ's joint public sector finance program with the Queensland Treasury Corporation. This role allows him to bridge academic knowledge with practical industry insights, enriching the learning experience for both students and professionals alike. Notably, Ihtisham has been recognised for his excellence in teaching and learning, receiving the Student Engagement Award for his commitment to fostering a dynamic and engaging learning environment.

Ihtisham not only has a long teaching experience but is also actively involved in finance research. He has published scholarly work, in the fields of Climate Risk, Asset Pricing, and Corporate Finance in a number of highly ranked academic journals and has also been cited by different media outlets. Ihtisham has secured several research grants, from within UQ, and other prestigious organizations (e.g., American Finance Association, Korean Development Institute) and presented his scholarly work at leading local and international conferences (e.g., Financial Management Association)