• The University of Western Australia (M250), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


  • The University of Western Australia (M476), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


Current Roles and Responsibilities:

Since January 2024, I have been privileged to lead as the Director of Research and Research Training at the UWA Business School, guiding our efforts in developing and implementing cutting-edge research strategies and nurturing collaborative partnerships. My role is integral to shaping research strategies and directions, managing grants and ethics, and overseeing our doctoral programs to deliver benefits on a global scale.  With the UWA Business School recognized as Australia's #4 business school by AFR BOSS in 2023, my aim is to further enrich its strong culture of collaborative research across four vital departments: accounting & finance, economics, management & organization, and marketing. This period marks the beginning of a journey to uphold and build upon our esteemed legacy of academic excellence and transformative impact.

My responsibilities also extend to serving on esteemed panels as an assessor for the Australian Research Council (ARC), University Grants Committee (Hong Kong), and Research Grants Council (Hong Kong). In addition, I have embraced the significant role of Deputy Editor of Accounting and Finance, the official journal of AFAANZ, since January 2024. I also regularly review for top-tier academic journals in my field such as the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Banking and Finance, and Journal of Corporate Finance.

Personal Profile:

Since beginning my tenure at the UWA Business School in 2019 as an Associate Professor of Finance, I have been recognized as an internationally acclaimed expert in finance. My research focuses on asset pricing, the dissemination of information, and the impacts of political uncertainty, leading to two significant publications in the Journal of Financial Economics (a premier international finance journal):

  • Chan, K., and Marsh, T., (2022). Asset pricing on earnings announcement days. Journal of Financial Economics
  • Chan, K., and Marsh, T., (2021). Asset prices, midterm elections and political uncertainty. Journal of Financial Economics

My research contributions have transcended academic boundaries, attracting attention from leading global news platforms such as the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, MarketWatch, and USA Today. Some of my work discussed in the WSJ includes:

  • September‘s stock market woes may bode well for October (2022) 
  • A summer stock-market strategy: invest defensively (2021)
  • The right time to buy high-beta stocks (2020)
  • October is the stock market’s most volatile month. But why? (2019) 
  • Why stocks can’t wait for the midterms to be over (2018)
  • The truth behind the ‘presidential cycle’ for stocks (2017) 
  • Sell in May and go Away: Mostly a myth, but not entirely (2017) 

Career Milestones and Recognitions:

  • My dedication to education and mentorship has been a cornerstone of my career, demonstrated through roles such as the PhD program coordinator/Graduate Research Coordinator in the Department of Accounting and Finance, and Director of the UWA Rosemarie Nathanson Trading Room for Financial Markets. 
  • My role in nurturing the next generation of  leaders is further exemplified by my active leadership in the UWA Business School Research Committee
  • I have been at the forefront of finance education, coordinating the Master in Applied Finance program and serving as an external examiner for the finance (honours) program at a university in Malaysia
  • My contributions to the academic community have been recognized with prestigious awards, including the 2023 UWA Busting Business Myths Competition winner and the 2022 UWA Business School Mid-Career Researcher Award.
  • I have successfully supervised numerous Ph.D., Master and Honours students, highlighting my commitment to research mentorship and education. My students have gone on to achieve significant accolades and contribute to the field of finance.
  • My passion for teaching has been recognized with nominations for the Business School Teaching and Learning Award in consecutive years (2021, 2022 and 2023).

Educational Background and Early Career:

I hold a PhD in Finance from the University of Queensland and have served on the faculties of both the University of Queensland and the University of Auckland, including as the Director of the UQ Bloomberg Lab. Prior to academia, I was an assistant vice president in the Risk Analytics Division at United Overseas Bank, Singapore, and a consultant for a fintech firm. 

Engagement and Collaboration:

I am keenly interested in extending collaborations beyond academia, engaging with corporate, government bodies, professional organizations, and the consulting sector. My diverse experience and dedication to applying research for practical solutions position me uniquely to contribute to a wide range of projects and initiatives. I warmly invite entities interested in leveraging my expertise, as well as the diverse expertise of my colleagues in the School of Business, to contact me, as I look forward to exploring potential collaborations that drive mutual success and advance the field of accounting & finance, economics, management & organizations, and marketing.

Social media:

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Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Education/Academic qualification

Finance, PhD, University of Queensland


Award Date: 21 Apr 2006

Finance, MCom, Lincoln University


Award Date: 1 Feb 2002

Research expertise keywords

  • Asset pricing
  • Investment
  • News announcements
  • Capital markets
  • Financial econometrics


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