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Lecturer in Finance, Bangor University

Dr Laurence Jones is a Lecturer in Finance here at Bangor University and Head of the Institute of European Finance’s “Financial Innovation and Data Analytics” research group.

His current research focus is on:
- Modelling dynamic systems to explore how they respond to regulatory and external changes,
- Retail investor behaviour
- Predictive data analytics in a variety of business settings to enhance decision making.

He also has research interests in: Labour Economics, Data Analytics, Stock Recommendations, Credit Ratings, Regulation and policy impact.

As a student, he obtained an undergraduate degree in Physics from the University of Warwick, a MSc and then a PhD in Banking and Finance from Bangor University. Prior to his academic career, Laurence held various positions in data modelling and analysis in a variety of industries including FinTech and auditing and for both small start-ups and well established large businesses.

His background also includes represented Bangor University as The Alun Turing Institute’s Theme Champion for “Economy and Finance, Autonomous Systems”.


  • 2021–present
    Lecturer in Finance , Bangor University
  • 2019–2021
    Head of Data Analytics, Stockomendation


  • 2019 
    Bangor University, PhD (Banking and Finance)
  • 2013 
    Bangor University, MSc Banking and Finance
  • 2012 
    University of Warwick, BSc (Hons) in Physics