Researcher biography

Leo is a Lecturer in Finance at the UQ Business School. His research area is empirical corporate finance with a focus on corporate governance, innovation, institutional investors, crash risk, and sustainable finance. Leo's work has been published in finance journals including Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and Journal of Corporate Finance. He has served as an adhoc reviewer for various journals in finance, including Review of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and Journal of Banking and Finance. One of his papers has been selected by FactSet as one of the three white papers to feature on its website as "a great example of how our data can be used in unique, sophisticated research". His research has been covered by media outlets such as Columbia Law School Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets.

Leo is currently a member of the Faculty of Business, Economics, and Law Low and Negligible Risk (LNR) Ethics Committee. At UQ, he teaches big courses in finance at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Since joining UQ, he has co-supervised several honours students to successful completion, all graduated with first-class honours (two awarded University Medals and full scholarships for PhD in Finance by the University of Queensland and the University of Adelaide, and one awarded full scholarship for PhD in Finance by the University of Sydney). His student's thesis was presented at and selected by the 2023 Financial Management Association Annual Meeting in Chicago (FMA USA) as a semi-finalist for the Five Best Papers Awards.

Leo started his academic career in 2018. Before joining UQ in January 2019, he was a Lecturer in Finance (full-time, continuing) at RMIT University in Melbourne and had significant industry experience. He received a PhD in Finance from UNSW Business School in December 2014. Outside academia, Leo is an avid marathon runner.

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