Researcher biography

Ihtisham is a Lecturer in Finance at the UQ Business School, Australia. 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. Ihtisham has over a decade long experience as a finance academic. During this time he has taught different undergraduate and postgraduate finance courses in both face-to-face and on-line modes, in and outside of Australia.

Ihtisham 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 extreme events & 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 UNSW Best PhD paper award at Financial Research Network (FIRN) Doctoral symposium where researchers and PhD students from major universities of Australia and New Zealand presented their work.