I am a Reader in Finance at Aston Business School.
My research interests lie mainly in the areas of capital markets, banking, and corporate finance.
I am a member of the editorial board of The British Accounting Review and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK).
I have received funding for my research from the European Commission and the Deutsche Bundesbank.
I have been a visiting scholar at the Deutsche Bundesbank and I have held visiting teaching appointments at universities in France, Italy, and China.
My research has been published in leading academic journals such as the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and the Journal of Financial Intermediation.
My work has been presented at global prestigious conferences, such as the annual meetings of the European Finance Association, the SFS Finance Cavalcade, the Financial Management Association, and the Royal Economic Society. Output from my research has also been disseminated in discussion papers of the Deutsche Bundesbank and the European Central Bank.