PhD Teaching Fellows

​Mission

To enhance the skills of late stage and high performing UNSW Business School PhD students so they the enter the market place job-ready, and prepared to contribute to academic life, through impactful research, strong teaching and distinctive leadership experiences.

Details

  • 12-month program designed to support participants in their development of teaching expertise and leadership experiences
  • Fellows will benefit from personal mentoring, learning opportunities under faculty guidance, and immersion in the intellectual and cultural life of the school
  • As members of a small group, fellows will be part of a cohort of like-minded, future academics to share experiences and build a cross disciplinary network
  • Participants will develop and refine skills as they become effective teachers, community members, and leaders
  • This training is pivotal to the preparation of PhD students for successful academic careers

Aims

The aims of the PhD Teaching Fellows Program are to provide opportunities for Fellows to:

  • Undertake formal and peer-oriented development of teaching skills;
  • Develop capacity to articulate teaching approaches and capabilities;
  • Enhance skills in presentation, networking, online presence, and related skills;
  • Be included and involved in the School’s intellectual life;
  • Build capability in job application and career plan development;
  • Develop strong and effective mentoring relationships; and
  • Compile a robust teaching portfolio, including evidence of teaching performance.

Contact details

For further details about the PhD Teaching Fellow program please contact

Paul Andon, Professor
Director, PhD Fellows Program | Director of Engagement (Accounting) | Coordinator GMARS 2020

UNSW Business School | UNSW
UNSW Sydney 2052 AUSTRALIA
Email p.andon@unsw.edu.au
Telephone +61 (2) 9385 5821






PhD Teaching Fellows

Qingling (Irene) Ge | Accounting

Irene is a PhD candidate at the School of Accounting. Her research primarily focuses on the emerging areas of carbon reporting and assurance engagements. Her PhD project investigates the issue of climate change from the accounting perspective. Her research interests include carbon-related financial disclosures, the assurance market, assurance standard and assurance practitioners’ global networks for non-financial information disclosures.

Her prior industry experience makes her believe in making relevant research not only to the academic but also to the non-academic society. She is passionate about teaching and believes in the mutual benefits arising through teaching and interaction in the classroom. She is going to attend and present her PhD project at the AFAANZ Doctoral Symposium 2019.

Jie Chen | Economics

Jie Chen is a PhD student in the School of Economics, UNSW. Jie’s current research focuses on institutional influences on educational outcomes and prosocial behaviour. Jie is also Undergraduate Programs Advisor in the School of Economics at UNSW.

Before she started her PhD at UNSW, Jie obtained her Master’s and Bachelor’s in Economics from Lanzhou University.

Yi (Dale) Fu | Accounting

Dale received his BComm from the South China University of Technology and is a PhD candidate at The University of New South Wales. Dale’s research primarily focuses on audit quality, audit market structure, auditing regulations and assurance of financial and nonfinancial information. His other work investigates issues in corporate taxation and tax avoidance. Dale is also a PhD teaching fellow for undergraduate accounting courses.

Melissa Barden | Marketing

Melissa is a PhD student in the School of Marketing and holds a staff position as a PhD Teaching Fellow. Prior to starting her academic career Melissa spent 25 years in industry, gaining experience in marketing roles with FMCG multi-nationals Unilever and Colgate-Palmolive as well as brand strategy and communications strategy agencies. These roles were based in Sydney, London and New York and she has lead consumer insight and marketing strategy projects across multiple markets in Europe, North America, Asia and Australasia. Melissa has also completed a Master of Arts in International Relations at UNSW with a focus on international development, and a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing.

Melissa’s PhD thesis focuses on how marketers integrate environmental and social sustainability considerations into marketing strategies and decision making. This focus reflects her interest in academic research that is both relevant and impactful for marketing managers and has the potential to contribute to positive societal outcomes.

Melissa has been the recipient of a number of awards, competitive scholarships and internships across her Master’s and PhD studies. These include the UNSW Rob Steven Prize for best overall performance in the Master of Arts in International Relations program, the UNSW Centre for Refugee Research Internship Program, the Australian Postgraduate Award (APA), the UNSW Research Excellence Award, and the Sasakawa Young Leaders Fellowship Fund (SYLFF). Most recently, Melissa was awarded the Social Impact Award for her paper ‘Integrating Sustainability into Customer Value Propositions’ at the 2018 Australia and New Zealand Marketing Academy Conference (ANZMAC) Doctoral Colloquium.

Robert Enemuwe | Banking and Finance

N. Robert Enemuwe is a PhD candidate at the School of Banking and Finance, University of New South Wales (UNSW). Robert received his MPhil in Finance from the University of New South Wales and an MCom (Hons) in Economics and Finance from the University of Sydney. He also holds a BA in Economics (3rd year) from the University of Toronto and a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science from the University of Lagos.

Robert joins the University of New South Wales as a PhD Teaching Fellow, after a 15-year career in the financial industry and the information technology industry, in the United States, Canada and Australia. And most recently, he was the lead consultant for the Thompson Reuters foreign exchange benchmark surveillance and analytics system. The Fellowship position at UNSW makes him an official academic member of the UNSW Business School.

Robert’s PhD thesis focus on the intraday dynamics of the foreign exchange benchmark rate. His PhD research is supported by the Capital Market Research Cooperative Center (CMCRC) Scholarship and the Australian Government Research Training Program (RTP) Scholarship. His research interests include capital market design, market microstructure, asset pricing, high frequency trading, portfolio management, risk management, cryptocurrency and blockchain technology. Robert’s research work was presented at the CMCRC Finance Seminar meeting in 2018.

Guillaume Boglioni Beaulieu | Risk & Actuarial Studies

Guillaume is a PhD student in the department of Risk and Actuarial Studies. His research is at the frontier of mathematical statistics and actuarial sciences. He aims to build sound statistical methods to validate (or invalidate) usual dependence assumptions made in multivariate risk models. He is also interested in the impact of dependence assumptions on insurance companies’ capital requirements. His research is supported financially by both UNSW (via a UIPA Scholarship) and Quebec’s government (via a FRQNT PhD Scholarship).

Before he started his PhD at UNSW, Guillaume completed his Master’s (by research) degree at the University of Montreal. His Master’s thesis was supported by both the Canadian government (via a NSERC Master’s Scholarship) and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (via their Graduate Scholarship Program). While pursuing his PhD at UNSW, Guillaume continues to actively collaborate with researchers at the University of Montreal, and is a visiting scholar at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (June – July 2018).

Guillaume is passionate about perfecting his skills in the classroom. Throughout his Master’s at the University of Montreal he gained experience as a teaching assistant and a lecturer. At UNSW he holds a PhD Teaching Fellowship position, making him an official academic member of the Business School.

Outside of university, Guillaume is a devoted runner. He has competed in multiple events ranging from the 400 meters to the marathon. He was also the President of University of Montreal’s Athletics Club from 2014 to 2016. Under his leadership the club became an official elite team, allowing its members to compete for their university in provincial and national events.

Wei Tien | Economics

Wei Tian is a PhD candidate in School of Economics, UNSW. He obtained his MPhil degree from UNSW as well. Wei's research interests include applied econometrics, health economics, and labour economics. His current research focuses on the estimation of heterogeneous causal effects using various econometric and machine learning methods. Wei has also tutored for intermediate microeconomics (ECON2101) and several econometric courses including financial econometrics (ECON3206) and applied econometric methods (ECON3208).

2018 PhD Teaching Fellows

Sherry Xueting Zhang | Banking & Finance

Xueting (Sherry) Zhang is a PhD student at the School of Banking and Finance, University of New South Wales. Sherry received her MPhil and bachelor’s degree from the University of New South Wales. Her research focuses on the areas of empirical corporate finance. Her research interests include international finance, corporate ownership structure, institutional ownership, and mergers and acquisitions.

Sherry’s research work has been presented in academic conferences including the 2014 Australiasian Finance and Banking Conference, 2014 ANU summer camp, 2015 Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, 2015 FIRN Annual Conference, the 2016 FMA Annual Meetings, the FMA Asia Pacific Conference 2017, and the NFA 2017 Conference.

She also works as a teaching academic at the university. Sherry has worked as a tutor and a teaching assistant at the School over the past four years. Next month, she will be lecturing an advanced postgraduate course and assists in administration work related to this course.

Md Emdadul Islam | Banking & Finance

Emdad Islam is a PhD Candidate in Finance and an Associate Lecturer at UNSW Business School. Emdad received his MBA (Banking major) and BBA (Finance major) from the University of Dhaka. He then received his M. Phil (Finance) from UNSW Business School, UNSW Sydney (with an Endeavour Post-Graduate Award). Emdad’s current PhD research focuses on corporate governance, corporate finance, corporate innovation and executive compensation. He has presented his work at leading academic conferences such as the American Economic Association’s (AEA) annual meeting, the Northern Finance Association’s (NFA) annual meeting, and the China International Conference in Finance (CICF). Most recently, Emdad has received the Best Paper Award at the 2018 Financial Markets and Corporate Governance (FMCG) Conference; Best Paper Award at the Auckland Finance Meeting 2017 (Doctoral Student Consortium); and was nominated for Best Paper at both FMA 2017 (semi-finalist) in Boston, and FMA Asia-Pacific 2018 in Hong-Kong (Finalist).

Emdad is an experienced instructor with expertise in course design and delivery. Recent course developments include Financial Institutions Management, and International Business Finance at undergraduate and post-graduate levels. Emdad is working as Associate Lecturer at UNSW Business School.

Jimmy Tran | Banking & Finance

Jimmy Tran received a LLB (Hons) and BComm (Hons) from the University of Western Australia and is a PhD candidate at The University of New South Wales. Jimmy’s research primarily focuses on private markets, particularly on venture capital and private equity. His other work investigates issues in corporate finance and asset pricing such as mergers and acquisitions, governance, investment performance and fundraising. Jimmy is also a tutor for later stage undergraduate units such as Applied Corporate Finance and Venture Capital.

Dandan Yu | Economics

Dandan Yu is a CEPAR affiliated Ph.D. student in School of Economics, UNSW. Before starting her Ph.D., she obtained a Bachelor and a Master in Economics from Peking University in China. Her Ph.D. projects focus on empirical studies about married couples' decision making, old age security, and household labor supply, which cover interactions between spouses over financial transfers to respective parents, effects of policy changes governing the division of matrimonial property upon divorce, and the estimation of individually controlled level of income for couple households. She is also interested in peer effects in education, household saving behavior, and portfolio choice.

Mahreen Khan | Management

Mahreen is undertaking a PhD in the School of Management in UNSW Business School, and is also a PhD Teaching Fellow. She is currently investigating the antecedents of emotional intelligence. Prior to her PhD, she has completed a Master of Psychology (Organisational) and a Bachelor of Psychology with First Class Honours, both at UNSW.

Bradley Hastings | Management

Brad joins UNSW following a 20-year corporate career. His passion for the next 20 years is to give something back to society through both research and by teaching the next generation of leadership. His research topic is the Mindsets exhibited by leaders of change and their effect on success and his teaching interests are Negotiation Skills and Leadership.

Previous to joining UNSW Brad was a Partner at Stroud Consulting, a small business founder and a Deal lead at Capita Plc.

Guillaume Boglioni Beaulieu | Risk & Actuarial Studies

Guillaume is a PhD student in the department of Risk and Actuarial Studies. His research is at the frontier of mathematical statistics and actuarial sciences. He aims to build sound statistical methods to validate (or invalidate) usual dependence assumptions made in multivariate risk models. He is also interested in the impact of dependence assumptions on insurance companies’ capital requirements. His research is supported financially by both UNSW (via a UIPA Scholarship) and Quebec’s government (via a FRQNT PhD Scholarship).

Before he started his PhD at UNSW, Guillaume completed his Master’s (by research) degree at the University of Montreal. His Master’s thesis was supported by both the Canadian government (via a NSERC Master’s Scholarship) and the Canadian Institute of Actuaries (via their Graduate Scholarship Program). While pursuing his PhD at UNSW, Guillaume continues to actively collaborate with researchers at the University of Montreal, and is a visiting scholar at the Department of Mathematics and Statistics (June – July 2018).

Guillaume is passionate about perfecting his skills in the classroom. Throughout his Master’s at the University of Montreal he gained experience as a teaching assistant and a lecturer. At UNSW he holds a PhD Teaching Fellowship position, making him an official academic member of the Business School.

Outside of university, Guillaume is a devoted runner. He has competed in multiple events ranging from the 400 meters to the marathon. He was also the President of University of Montreal’s Athletics Club from 2014 to 2016. Under his leadership the club became an official elite team, allowing its members to compete for their university in provincial and national events.

Yankun Zhao | Taxation & Business Law

Yankun Zhao is a PhD candidate at School of Taxation and Business Law, and her thesis focuses on a legal study on public participation in the decision-making of renewable energy projects. Her PhD research is supported by UIPA scholarship at UNSW. Before joined in Business School, in addition to her LLM, LLB and BA qualifications, Yankun took an exchange at Bournemouth University in the UK and did another master research on environmental law which was supported by EU Erasmus Mundus Program scholarship. Yankun has received the Lawyer Qualification Certificate, China and she has many internship experience spans across local court, local council, and law firm.

Yankun got the Runner-up and People’s Choice Winner at UNSW Business School Student Research Fair (Postgraduate Research Poster Group). She is the Student representative of School of Taxation and Business Law in 2016-2018, and she was also the student representative on Academic Board at Business School in 2017.

In addition to these engagement, Yankun has presented her research at the 2nd and the 4th European Environmental Law Forum, the 16th Global Conference on Environmental Taxation, and the 14th Association of Pacific Rim Universities Doctoral Student Conference.