My undergraduate degree was in Commerce from the University of Newcastle, north of Sydney. However, I began my academic career at Monash University while completing a Masters in Economics. I moved to ANU in 1992 as a lecturer, and began publishing my research, which was mainly empirical work in capital markets ie stock and derivative markets. I was one of the first academics to publish work on volatility smiles in Australian option pricing. I enrolled in a PhD in the late 90s in financial risk management and completed this in 2001. During this period I continued to publish on a range of finance topics in journals such as Pacific Basin Finance Journal, Accounting and Finance and the Australian Journal of Management. In 2006, I enrolled in a graduate program in Psychology completing this in 2008. My studies in psychology have allowed me to undertake research in finance with a more psychological influence. This has resulted in publications in journals such as the Journal of Banking and Finance amongst others.
I have received external research grants of over $1,000,000, looking at derivative use in public sector organisations, superannuation and liquidity in the Commonwealth Government bond market.
I have undertaken a range of consulting jobs but the lure of the dollar isn't sufficient to attract me away from my research.
I have a wide range of teaching experience having taught across most finance subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate. I have supervised numerous Honours, Masters and PhD students. I am interested in the development of effective teaching methods for students.
In 2013 I resigned from ANU and moved to the University of Queensland.