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Thorough knowledge and deep understanding of accounting and finance, 15+ years of diversified academic and professional work experiences in Australia and overseas, fluent in Mandarin, English and Cantonese, highly developed interpersonal skills, flexible mindset, innovative, passionate about work and life, competent research abilities for new challenges. 

Research interests

FinTech (Machine Learning Algorithms/Blockchain), Financial Innovations, Capital Market, Analytical Modeling, Accounting Discourse, Financial Statement Analysis and Behavioural Finance. 

Being a passionate researcher, Cynthia's research is cutting edge, and her work on FinTech is attracting a lot of attention with two journals' best papers awards. Two papers on blockchain and behavioural finance are the MOST and the SECOND MOST downloaded articles on Wiley Online Library in 2019.

Peter Brown Manuscript Winner 2018

The Ray Ball Prize Runner-Up 2019

External Fund Granted for Project: A Game of Throne: What Motivates Bitcoin Miner

Industrial Fund for Project: Sustainable Investment |Invest for Good

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With more than ten years of higher education lecturing experience in Australia,  Cynthia has taught a wide range of accounting and finance subjects at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels at Macquarie University, University of Melbourne, Monash University, and Charles Sturt University.

Subject Designed and Delivering

Starting in 2020, Macquarie began offering the very first master's degree specialised in FinTech in Australia, with Cynthia being responsible for designing and delivering the two core subjects: 

AFIN8014 FinTech and Innovations (Postgraduate)

AFIN8016 Payment, Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain (Postgraduate)

Subjects Delivered include:

  1.  Contemporary Business Issues (Capstone|Postgraduate)
  2.  Accounting Systems and Process (Postgraduate)
  3.  Financial Accounting (Undergraduate/Postgraduate)
  4.  Current Developments in Accounting Thought (Postgraduate)
  5.  Corporate Finance (Postgraduate)
  6.  Investment Analysis (Postgraduate)
  7.  Financial Markets and Instruments (Postgraduate)
  8.  Financial Statement Analysis and Business Valuation (Undergraduate/Postgraduate)
  9.  Advanced Financial Accounting (Postgraduate)

Community engagement

CPA Australia, full member since 2011

Education/Academic qualification

Financial Management, Bachelor, Nankai University

Accounting/Finance, PhD, The University of Melbourne

Accounting, Master, The University of Melbourne

Applied Commerce, Master, The University of Melbourne


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