People

Director

Professor Stephen Easton

Professor
Newcastle Business School

Steve is Foundation Professor of Finance and Head of the Discipline of Accounting and Finance. Professor Easton's research interests are in the areas of market efficiency, asset pricing and corporate governance. He has published over fifty journal articles, books, government reports and professional publications in these areas of market efficiency and asset pricing. The majority of these publications are in A and A*-ranked journals. He has attracted public and private sector research funding

Professor Abul Shamsuddin

Dean and Head of School
Newcastle Business School

Abul is Professor of Finance and has held numerous leadership roles including Head of the Newcastle Business School. His research interests are in the areas of financial market efficiency and asset pricing. He has published two books and over twenty articles in A-ranked journals. He has supervised 38 research students, including 16 PhDs and undertaken collaborative research with academics from Monash University, La Trobe University and Simon Fraser University. He has attracted Australian and Canadian government-funded grants.

Members

Dr Bobae Choi

Senior Lecturer - Accounting/Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School|Newcastle Business School

Bo is a senior lecturer whose main research area is in financial accounting. In particular, she is interested in the role of financial and non-financial information in improving the market efficiency, the managerial incentives to provide voluntary corporate disclosers, the market implications of analyst and management forecasts, earnings quality and corporate governance. Her papers have been published in leading Australian and international journals including Contemporary Accounting Research. She has a PhD from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

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Dr Van Le

Lecturer

Van is a lecturer who has undertaken research across wide areas of finance, including areas of derivatives pricing. Her research has been published in high-quality international journals and presented her research and leading national and international conferences.

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Associate Professor Doowon Lee

Assistant Dean, International - Strategy and Programs/Casual Academic
Office PVC - College of Human and Social Futures|Newcastle Business School

Doowon is a senior lecturer whose research interests include asset pricing, market microstructure, and corporate finance. His main research interest is in investigating how effectively market participants use information. His papers have been published in leading Australian and international journals including Contemporary Accounting Research. He has a PhD from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology.

Dr Adrian Melia

Senior Lecturer/Casual Academic/Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School|Newcastle Business School|Newcastle Business School

Adrian is a lecturer whose research interests centre on asset pricing, particularly the importance of corporate governance as a factor in asset pricing. He has published in high-quality journals following a successful early career in investment banking with a range of leading organisations.

Associate Professor Michael Seamer

Casual Academic
Newcastle Business School

Michael is a senior lecturer whose research interests are in financial accounting and corporate governance. Dr Seamer has presented his corporate governance research at a range of national and international conferences and has regularly contributed to the national media with respect to corporate governance issues. Michael also consults widely to the private sector and has advised both State and Federal parliamentarians. He is the co-author of the industry-funded Horwath Corporate Governance report which has been widely used across research and policy analyses.