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Keynote Speakers

Keynote Speakers

I. Nicholas Hand, ACCA, MSc, BComm

Nicholas Hand, ACCA, MSc, BComm

Director of International Affairs, Principal Lecturer in Finance, Department of Accounting & Finance,

Nick Hand qualified with the ACCA in 1993, holds a Master degree in Operational Research and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Nick is Director of Partnerships and International in the University of Greenwich Business School. He was previously the Head of Department of Accounting and subsequently spent six years posted overseas, based in China, developing the Business School’s international partnerships. He has substantial experience in the development of academic programs both at the UK campus and at partner institutions internationally and particular in the South-East/East Asia region.

Nick’s research interests are in the areas of efficiency measurement and his publications are mainly in this area and particularly in the area of the application of mathematical models of measuring bank efficiency.

II. Professor Robert Durand

Professor Robert Durand


School of Accounting, Economics and Finance, Faculty of Business and Law

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Professor Robert Durand,
BA (Hons), MBA, PhD 

Robert Durand was appointed as Professor of Finance at Curtin University in 2011. 

Robert’s work focuses on empirical work investigating asset pricing models and behavioural finance. Asset pricing models are central to understanding firms’ cost of capital. 

Robert’s work in this work on Australian data features amongst the most heavily cited work in this area.

Robert’s work on Behavioural Finance, which utilizes psychology to model the behaviour of financial markets, has attracted international attention. For example, his work features amongst the most read and most cited articles published in the Journal of Behavioral Finance.   He has published over fifty articles in scholarly journals. 

Robert holds a BA (Hons.) from the University of Sydney, an MBA from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD from Murdoch University.



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Journal of Finance & Accounting Research (AOF)

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