Mr Adrian Melia

Lecturer In Accounting

Newcastle Business School (Accounting and Finance)

Career Summary


Adrian is a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance and joined the Faculty of Business and Law in 2008. Prior to entering academia, he was employed for several years in Management Consulting, and Financial Services within Banking. He is currently researching into Asset Pricing and Corporate Governance.

Research Expertise
Corporate Governance Finance 


  • Master of Commerce, Macquarie University
  • Bachelor of Commerce, Macquarie University


  • Accounting
  • Finance


  • English (Fluent)
  • Italian (Fluent)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
150199 Accounting, Auditing and Accountability not elsewhere classified 100

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer In Accounting University of Newcastle
Newcastle Business School


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (6 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Hartnett N, Melia AV, 'Financial Planning and Modelling an Individual's Attitude to Financial Risk: Is everybody on the same page?', JASSA, 2015 19-25 (2015) [C1]
Co-authors Neil Hartnett
2015 Seamer M, Melia A, 'Remunerating non-executive directors with stock options: who is ignoring the regulator?', Accounting Research Journal, 28 251-267 (2015) [C1]
DOI 10.1108/ARJ-12-2013-0092
Co-authors Michael Seamer
2015 Docherty P, Melia A, 'The race that stops the equity market', Applied Economics Letters, 22 1179-1183 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 Taylor & Francis. The Melbourne Cup is a major horse racing event that is colloquially known as the ¿race that stops the nation¿ in Australia. We use constituent stock i... [more]

© 2015 Taylor & Francis. The Melbourne Cup is a major horse racing event that is colloquially known as the ¿race that stops the nation¿ in Australia. We use constituent stock intraday volume data on the Australian Securities Exchange S&P/ASX 200 equity index from 2003 to 2013 within a regression framework to examine whether this major horse race reduces investor attention. Results show that trading volume on the Australian equity market is significantly reduced during and immediately surrounding the running of the Melbourne Cup, supporting the claim that this is the ¿race that stops the equity market¿.

DOI 10.1080/13504851.2015.1023935
Co-authors Paul Docherty
2015 Melia A, Docherty P, Easton S, 'Net share issues and the cross-section of equity returns under a dividend imputation tax system', Accounting & Finance, n/a-n/a (2015)
DOI 10.1111/acfi.12122
Co-authors Paul Docherty, Steve Easton
2015 Melia A, Stocken D, 'Evidence of the banks' role in filling gaps in the exchange-traded derivatives market', JASSA, 2015 20-23 (2015) [C1]
2012 Melia AV, Krishnan S, 'Student perceptions of learning in accounting', International Higher Education Curriculum Design Review, 1 81-89 (2012) [C1]
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Conference (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2012 Melia AV, Krishnan S, Melia VL, 'Designing experiential learning for success', Proceedings. RMIT Accounting Educator's Conference (2012) [E1]

Grants and Funding


Number of grants 1
Total funding $5,000

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20111 grants / $5,000

Investigation of the use of experiential learning in higher education: An alternative approach to teaching in accounting$5,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Mr Adrian Melia, Doctor Siva Krishnan
Scheme New Staff Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1101151
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE


For this year’s Melbourne Cup, consider a charity rather than taking on Tom Waterhouse

October 29, 2014

Newcastle Business School academics crunch the numbers on the Melbourne Cup

Mr Adrian Melia


Lecturer In Accounting
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Focus area

Accounting and Finance

Contact Details

Phone (02) 4921 7736


Room SR215
Building Social Sciences Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308