Professor of Finance, University of Western Australia

Paul Gerrans is a Professor of Finance at the UWA Business School, joining in 2010. Prior to UWA Paul was at Edith Cowan University as well also enjoying visiting positions at Susquehanna University, Pennsylvania.

Over the past decade Paul has progressed from having a curiosity with individual investment decision making to it being the major focus of his research. Superannuation, in particular, is an area of interest and retirement savings more broadly. We have been given a great deal of responsibility in the financial decisions that we can, and are asked to, make. Paul continues to assess and develop means of improving financial literacy with the goal of promoting better personal investment decision making.

More recent research has examined cognitive decline and decision making and the impact of financial adviser anxiety on advice seeking.

Experience

  • –present
    Professor of Finance, University of Western Australia