The Centre for Doctoral Research, a dedicated facility to Business Research, plays host to students from different countries and backgrounds, who work with our leading academics in a variety of research areas – Accounting, Banking & Finance, IR & HR, Management, Marketing and MIS in both Full-time and Part-time capacities.

Current PhD Students




Student NamePhD Thesis TitleSupervisor
Xuanyu Yue Essays on Corporate Environmental Performance and Aviation-related Carbon Emissions Dr Julie Byrne
Min Cao  Composite jet fuel cross-hedging \ Default risk drivers in the US tourism industry Dr Thomas Conlon
Ioannis Ropotos To be confirmed 

Dr Thomas Conlon & Professor John Cotter 

Yike Wang  Asset pricing via machine learning

Dr Thomas Conlon

Min Zhang

To be confirmed 

Dr Thomas Conlon & Professor John Cotter 
Yumeng Gao

Essays on Sustainable Finance across Asset Classes: Empirical Evidence from China and US

Professor Andreas Hoepner & Dr Sha Liu
Fabiola Schneider 

Climate change: An operational risk factor on access to finance for fossil fuel enterprises

Professor Andreas Hoepner 

Gabija Zdanceviciute

Essays on Machine Learning in Sustainable finance Professor Andreas Hoepner

Sinian Zheng 

Empirical Asset pricing in Chinese Stock Market by Machine Learning  Dr Alessia Paccagnini 

Yuting Chen

The role of narratives in financial markets Professor Valerio Poti & Professor Don Bredin 

Lanxin Lu

To be confirmed  Professor Valerio Poti & Dr Richard McGee

Yang Zhou

Information asymmetry and acquisition performance  Professor Ronan Powell  
Ronald Wekesa Wafula

Market liquidity from a microstructure perspective

Dr. Vassilios Papavassiliou
Costanza Galanti 

The struggle for care under the new European economic governance. Collective action in and between Italy and Romania

Dr Roland Erne
Sid McDonnell

Implementing Workplace Well-being Programmes: A view from Institutional Theory 

Professor Anne Keegan  
Brad Aaron Patrick Carson How crisis spurs innovation and creativity in leadership and organizational culture  Dr Juilia Backmann
Michalis Louis  Sustainability risk management in global supply chains : A dynamic capabilities perspective  Professor Mark Pagell
Kevin Walsh  Why some regions are more successful at innovating than others? Dr Rory O'Shea

Fernandos Ongolly

The Role of Health Advocates in Access to Medicines: A Comparative Study of Essential Medicines Last Mile Issues in Low and High Income Settings.

Professor Susi Geiger 


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