Research interests include corporate finance, mutual fund performance, corporate governance, asset pricing, commodity pricing, derivative pricing and portfolio theory. Professor Heaney has published in internationally recognized journals as well as successfully attracting external funding including ARC discovery grants. He is currently Winthrop Professor of Finance, Accounting and Finance in the Business School at the University of Western Australia. He has held various academic positions at RMIT, the Australian National University and the University of Queensland. Prior to academia he worked as an analyst/programmer and as an accountant.

Experience

  • 2011–present
    Professor of Finance, University of Western Australia
  • 2003–2010
    Professor of Finance, RMIT University
  • 1998–2003
    Reader, Australian National University
  • 1989–1997
    Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, University of Queensland
  • 1986–1988
    Senior Tutor, Lecturer, Australian National University
  • 1982–1986
    Accountant Systems and Costs, Seco Titan Pty. Ltd
  • 1973–1978
    Programmer Analyst, N.C.R. Australia P/L

Education

  • 1994 
    University of Queensland, PhD in the field of Commerce
  • 1989 
    Australian National University, Masters in Economics
  • 1984 
    University of Newcastle, Bachelor of Commerce (Honours 2 A)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2006
    Storage and the Hotelling Valuation Principle: Understanding the Dynamics of the Oil Industry
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC
  • 2006
    Does Australian Corporate Taxation Matter?
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC
  • 2004
    Financial Integrity Research Network
    Role:
    Chief investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC
  • 2002
    Floor trading versus computer trading – Does it matter
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC
  • 1998
    The use of derivative products and the development of financial risk management models
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC

Research Areas

  • Finance (150201)
  • Financial Economics (140207)
  • International Economics And International Finance (140210)
  • Banking, Finance And Investment (1502)