Senior Lecturer, Finance, The University of Queensland

Shams Pathan is a Senior Lecturer in Finance at the UQ Business School of The University of Queensland. He is the only recipient of the prestigious [2013-2016] ARC Discover Early Career Research Award (DECRA) in both business and economics disciplines in 2013. Previously, he was Assistant Professor of Finance at Bond University, and Lecturer in Finance at Asian University of Bangladesh. As an academic over past 14 years, he held various leadership roles including Bond University Ethics Committee Member, Research Seminar Convenor, AFAANZ Conference Technical Committee Co-Chair for finance track.

Dr Pathan is an expert and internationally well recognized for his research on issues related to bank governance, institutional investors monitoring, boards of directors, executive compensation. His works are published in well-reputed international journals including Journal of Banking and Finance, Pacific-Basin Finance Journal, International Review of Financial Analysis and Asia-Pacific Financial Markets Journal. Dr Pathan is an ad hoc reviewer of Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Financial Management, European Financial Management, Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, Journal of Financial Stability, Accounting and Finance, Journal of International Financial Markets, Institutions and Money and Journal of Multinational Financial Management. He serves on editorial board of two international journals: Heliyon and Intl. J. of Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility. To support his research activities, he has received several external research grants [2013 AFAANZ mid-career and 2009 AFAANZ early-career research grants] and two other competitive internal grants [2010 UQ Early Career Research and 2010 New Staff Research Grants].


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Finance, The University of Queensland


2013-2016 ARC Discovery Early Career Research Award