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Biography

Dr Akhtar research interests are diverse including Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Asset Pricing, Corporate Governance, Investment, Environment and Behavioural Finance, Portfolio Managemnt, and Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence. She has worked at the Commonwealth Treasury, Department of Defence and Private equity corporations prior to joning academia. Dr Akhtar is an active researcher and her work has been published in international and local Journals [ABDC A*/A ranking]. She has published in Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Corporate Finance, Critical Finance Review, Journal of International Money and Finance, Accounting and Finance and Australian Journal of Management. Her research work featured in media outlet (Australian Financial Review, the Conversation, UK CEO magazine). She has received a number of competative research grants including Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Grant. Dr. Akhtar was awarded American Finance Association (AFA) scholarship and won awards related to Teaching Excellence (ANU), Innovation in Teaching Grants (MQ), Teaching engagement grants (MQ) and received a number of awards in research conference presentation. 

Research Interest
Corporate Governance, Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), Asset Pricing, Investment, Environment and Behavioural Finance, Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence. 

Teaching
ACST6003 Principles of Finance
BUSA3015 Business Forecasting
ACST1001 Finance 1A
AFIN310 Issues in Applied Finance
AFIN250 Investments
AFIN328 Financial Risk Management

Research Student Supervsion
2023 Sophie Howard (Honours - primary supervisor - Awarded HD)

I am available to supervise PhD, Masters and Honours studentds.

 

Education/Academic qualification

PhD (Finance), UQ

Masters (Financial Management), ANU

Bachelor (Economics), ANU

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