Dr Cathy Wu

Dr Cathy Wu

Lecturer in Accounting

Newcastle Business School

Career Summary


Cathy joined the Newcastle Business School as a lecturer in accounting in early 2019, after completing her PhD at the Australian National UniversityHer research interests are ranging from financial to management accounting, for example the impact of security analysts in capital markets, corporate strategy and cost accounting. Her expertise lies in the area of analyst behaviour which includes analyst forecast accuracy, forecast and recommendation bias, analyst expertise and valuation. Her paper has been published in high quality journals like Journal of Business Ethics (A, FT50). She also has served as an reviewer for multiple A journals including Abacus and Journal of Business Ethics.

Cathy is teaching intermediate financial accounting at undergraduate level in 2019.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Australian National University
  • Bachelor of Finance (Honours), Australian National University


  • Corporate Strategy
  • Cost Stickiness
  • Financial Analyst


  • Mandarin (Mother)

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
150105 Management Accounting 30
150103 Financial Accounting 70

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

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



Year Award
2016 HDR Fee Remission Merit Scholarship
Australian National University
2013 University International Student PhD Scholarship
Australian National University
2012 A D Barton Prize 2012 for Best Honours Thesis
Australian National University
2011 School of Accounting Business and Information System Scholarship
Australian National University


For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.

Journal article (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2017 Wu M, Wilson M, Wu Y, 'Was the Global Settlement Effective in Mitigating Systematic Bias in Affiliated Analyst Recommendations', JOURNAL OF BUSINESS ETHICS, Volume 146 pp 485 503-pp 485 503 (2017)
DOI 10.1007/s10551-015-2888-6

Thesis / Dissertation (1 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2018 Wu M, Corporate Strategy and Analyst Behaviour, The Australian National University (2018)

Dr Cathy Wu


Lecturer in Accounting
Newcastle Business School
Faculty of Business and Law

Contact Details

Email cathy.wu@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4913 8603


Building NewSpace
Location Newcastle City