Staff listing

Find out more about staff members at Deakin Business School's Department of Finance. Here you can see staff profiles, link through to their publications and get in touch.


Head of Department
Professor Ed Lin

Director of Research
Dr Mike Mao

Director of HDR
Dr Saikat Sovan Deb

Director of International
Associate Professor Harminder Singh

Director of Teaching 
Professor Monica Keneley

Director of Industry Engagement
Dr Nicole Johnston


Associate Professors

Senior Lecturers


Associate Lecturer

Administrative staff

Current HDR students

P = Principal
A = Associate

Name Thesis titleSupervisor
Maryam Akbari NasiriThree essays on credit marketParesh Narayan (P)
Arkaja ChakravertyLabor Mobility and Corporate InnovationHarminder Singh (P)
Michael Dominic D'RosarioThree essays on Telecommunications EconomicsParesh Narayan (P)
Neluka DevpuraThree essays on Asset PricingParesh Narayan (P)
Duc Anh LeDoes firm conversion from public to private alter tax aggressive strategies?Harminder Singh (P)
Zhou LeiMomentum with Exchange-Traded Funds, transaction costs and idiosyncratic riskDr Daisy Doan
Tongxia LiThree essays on Corporate Governance and Corporate FinanceChien-Ting Lin (P)
Van Anh MaiMarketing capability and asset pricingHarminder Singh (P)
Bernard Njindan LykeThree essays in Banking and FinanceParesh Narayan (P)
Kathryn RyanThe health and wellbeing of domestic building consumers during domestic building and renovation projects and domestic building disputesRichard Reed (P)
Shaun Edmund Buckland StevensonThe long-term performance of REIT IPOs: Evidence from Australia and AsiaBill Dimovski (P)

Huson Ali Ahmed (A)
Dianne ThomsonWhat is the future for mutual financial institutions?Monica Keneley (P)
Xianan ZhangThe impact of investor sentiment on financial marketsXinwei Zheng (P)