Jia holds a PhD in economics from the University of Birmingham, UK. Her research interests focus on corporate finance, corporate governance, asset pricing, capital markets, and economic sustainability and growth. She has widely published in leading economics, business, and finance journals, such as the International Review of Financial Analysis , European Journal of Finance , Journal of Business Finance and Accounting , British Accounting Review, International Business Review, and others. Her research publications have decisively influenced corporate finance, corporate governance, capital markets, and the development of related public policy. Her research has won prestigious awards, including the British Academy of Management and European Management Journal Best Paper Prizes. She is associate editor and editorial board member of several ABS-3 and 4-rated journals, including the British Journal of Management and British Accounting Review. An active committee member of the British Accounting and Finance Association and the British Academy of Management, she helps formulate public policy and vigorously stimulates debates, encouraging new thinking and innovation in the accounting, finance, and business management communities. She has been frequently invited as visiting professor by universities in Europe, Africa, and Asia.