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Jeremy Eng-Tuck Cheah

Associate Professor of Decentralised Finance, Nottingham Trent University

Jeremy joined Nottingham Business School (NBS) of the Nottingham Trent University in August 2019 after spending almost three years at the Southampton Business School (SBS) of the University of Southampton as Associate Professor of Finance. Prior to joining SBS, he had a short stint working in Sheffield Business School at Sheffield Hallam University (2016) as Reader in Finance. He also held various appointments including Lecturer in Finance at Sheffield University Management School, University of Sheffield (2011 to 2016) and Assistant Professor of Financial Markets at Nottingham University Business School, University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (2003 to 2008). He began his academic career in 1999 as a lecturer in various appointments in leading public and private universities, university colleges and colleges in Malaysia and has since also held visiting teaching appointments in Bulgaria, Greece and Singapore. He is also a Fellow of Advance HE (FHEA) since 2018.

Jeremy has particular interests in financial markets especially in relation to digital finance, and financial and investment technology. His publications have been included in regular as well as special issues in the European Journal of Operational Research (ABS4*), Human Resource Management USA (ABS4*), British Journal of Management (ABS4*), Economics Letters (ABS3*), Cambridge Journal of Economics (ABS3*), International Review of Financial Analysis (ABS3*) and Journal of Business Ethics (ABS3*) amongst others.

Jeremy has brought in well over of £500,000 worth of internal and external grant funding, various types of sponsorships and awards. In particular, he was a recipient of the ESRC Impact Acceleration Award worth £260,000 in 2018. He was also successful in securing an ESRC SCDTP funding for a post-doctoral fellow position and an ESRC SCDTP PhD Scholarship funding both totalling up to £100,000 in 2019. He also secured a JPA PhD scholarship from the Malaysian government to supervise a PhD student from Malaysia worth up to £180,000 in 2018. He also held further grants from ESRC training bursary, Santander Research Mobility Award and others amounting to about £10,000. In addition, Jeremy has won numerous awards including an award to study a Summer School module (Forecasting Financial Markets) at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2006. He secured eight corporate sponsorships to attend seminars held by Harvard Business School and John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University faculty members from 2003 to 2008. He has also a considerable amount of experience providing consultancy to both public and private organisations, including Birmingham City Council in the UK and Securities Commissions Malaysia. A selection of his work has been awarded as best papers. For example, his paper on the negative bubble and cryptocurrency is the winner of the 2019 Tom Fetherstone Best Paper published in International Review of Financial Analysis (ABS 2018-3*). Furthermore, his papers on speculative bubbles, negative bubbles and long memory of cryptocurrencies have been listed as most downloaded and cited papers for a combined total of over 250 weeks continuously and recorded an average of over 200 citations per year. The award comes with USD1,000 cash and a certificate. His other best papers were published in Total Quality Management and Business Excellence journal (ABS 2018-2*) in 2005 and 2006 respectively. In addition, some of his views on cryptocurrency have been covered by national and regional media and leading websites. For example, his expert views have been published by The Conversation, Radio Sputnik, Sunday Times Raconteur, Cointelegraph, Futurism and Yorkshire Post.

He is also an active ad-hoc reviewer and has been invited to review for a number of internationally well-ranked and reputable journals. He has also been invited to the prestigious 22th Conference of the International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) to be held in June 2021 in Korea as Chair to the Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain and Risk Management in Financial Technology stream. He also sat on the Editorial Board of Heliyon in 2018-2019 and has acted as an ad-hoc grant application reviewer for Danish Council for Independent Research and Czech Science Foundation. He was also an international external assessor for promotion to the rank of Associate Professor for Florida Atlantic University (USA) and Massey University (NZ).


  • 2019–present
    Associate Professor of Cryptofinance and Digital Investment, Nottingham Trent University


  • 2011 
    University of Southampton, PhD