Researcher biography

Ihtisham is a Lecturer in Finance at the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. He earned his Phd from University of Queensland in 2020 and was recipient of highly competitive International Post-graduate Research Scholarship and UQ Centennial Scholarship. His research interests include (but not limited to) financial markets, climate-change induced risks & energy economics. Ihtisham has published scholarly work in a number of highly ranked academic journals e.g. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Accounting and Finance etc. Ihtisham has also secured several internal and external travel grants, from within UQ, and other prestigious organizations (e.g., American Finance Association), to present his research findings internationally. Recently, one of his research papers won Best PhD paper award at Financial Research Network (FIRN) Doctoral symposium where finance researchers from all major universities of Australia and New Zealand participated.

In terms of teaching in higher education sector, Ihtisham has a decade long experience, in and outside of Australia. During this time he has taught different undergraduate and postgraduate finance courses (like, Asset pricing, Managerial Finance, Investments etc.) in both face-to-face and on-line modes. He has recently been seconded to University of Queensland (UQ) Business School executive education where he is the Academic Lead for the joint public sector finance program with the Queensland Treasury Corporation.