Researcher biography

Allan Hodgson has over 40 years experience as an active teacher, researcher and administrator in the finance industry. He is currently Professor of Accounting and Finance at the UQ Business School, University of Queensland. Previously, he was Dean of the University of Amsterdam Business School, Director of Graduate Studies and Professor of Accounting (2004-2010), Dean of Commerce and Management and Professor of Banking, Finance and Risk Management and Head of Department at Griffith University (1996-2004), and Senior Lecturer/Lecturer at the Australian National University and the University of Canberra. He currently holds Visiting Professorships at the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow (since 2001) and Kasetsart University, Thailand (since 2009) and held visiting professorships at the Universities of Leeds, Manchester, Santa Clara, Clarkson and ESSEC (Paris) where he taught MBA and postgraduate finance.

His professional experience includes CEO of Universities Credit Society, analyst positions in the Departments of Finance and Foreign Affairs, company Directorships and consulting experience that includes banking (Amsterdam) and Tata (India). He holds a Senior Associate at FINSIA where he currently sits on the Retail and Business Banking Industry Council Board. In academe his has undertaken several international reviews of Business Schools and MBA programmes in Europe, Hong Kong, India and Australia as a member of the international EQUIS panel.

Allan's research publications list exceeds 50 articles in a broad range of refereed international journals including three best paper awards (Journal of Financial Research; Journal of Futures Markets; Accounting and Finance; Abacus; Journal of Business Finance and Accounting; Journal of International Accounting Research, Accounting in Europe; Journal of Business Ethics; Australian Journal of Management; Journal of Multinational Financial Management; and International Review of Financial Analysis). He is ranked at the highest level of international accounting researchers in the top 25 journals (Heck, 2009) and in the top 15% of Accounting and Finance authors over the last 20 Years (Chan et al, 2012). He is the author of the text "Accounting Theory" now in its 7th Edition.

He has been chief investigator on several successful ARC discovery grants and has attracted aggregate business research funding of $800,000. In addition, he sits on six international Editorial Boards, was the former Editor of Accountability, Accountability and Performance (2000-2004), is a regular conference presenter and is appointed by IAAER and ICAEW to co-monitor, mentor and award research seed funding to promising early career academics in developing countries. Allan has supervised ten successful PhD students who have published in the highest ranked accounting and finance journals― USA (Accounting Review), Canada (CAR), UK (JBFA) and Australia (A&F).

Allan teaches Financial Management in the MBA programme and Empirical Finance in the Honours programme.