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Lan Sun

Doctor of Philosophy (Curtin), Master of Applied Finance (Newcastle), MBA (Newcastle), CPA
Lecturer - Finance
School of Business and Law
(02) 9324 5075
Sydney
400 Kent Street - Level 6
Sydney, NSW 2000
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Background

Dr. Lan Sun is an Adjunct Senior Lecturer from University of New England. She holds a Ph.D. from Curtin University and MAF and MBA from the University of Newcastle. She has teaching experience across universities including University of New England, the University of Newcastle, Curtin, and New York University Sydney Campus with a focus on business finance, corporate finance, postgraduate finance, international accounting, financial accounting and auditing. She received the VC Commendation for the unit Introductory Finance taught in UNE. Her research interests cover financial reporting quality, earnings management, corporate governance, executive compensation, market efficiency, and fair value. She published in journals including Australasian Accounting Business and Finance Journal, Asian Academy of Management Journal of Accounting and Finance, Journal of Modern Accounting and Auditing, Journal of Risk and Decision Analysis, Global Review of Accounting and Finance, International Journal of Business, Economics, Finance and Management Sciences, Academy of Taiwan Business Management Review, International Review of Business Research Papers and International Journal of Innovation, Management and Technology. She is a member of American Finance Association, Accounting and Finance Association of Australian and New Zealand, and CPA Australia.

Universities Studied At

Curtin University of Technology, Australia - Doctor of Philosophy (2009), Curtin Business School Doctoral Scholarship
The University of Newcastle, Australia - Master of Applied Finance (2005), NGSB Excellent Performance Scholarship
The University of Newcastle, Australia - Master of Business Administration (2004), Awarded with Merit
SEGi Prime College, Malaysia - Graduate Diploma of Business Management (2003)

Universities Worked At

UNE Business School, University of New England - Adjunct Senior Lecturer (2013-current)
UoN Business School, The University of Newcastle - Conjoint Lecturer (2014- 2017)
UNE Business School, University of New England - Program Director/Senior Lecturer in Finance (2009-2013)
New York University Sydney Campus - Instructor in Finance (2014)
Curtin University of Technology- Teaching Assistant (2007-2008)

Awards

Research Grant from AFAANZ project on Fair Value Accounting in Australia (2015)
UNE Vice-Chancellor Commendation in recognizing teaching excellence in FIN101 (2012)
Research Networks Funding Grant from UNE Business School (2012)
Research Publication Incentive Grants early career from UNE Business School (2012)
Research Publication Incentive Grants from UNE Business School (2012)
Peer Reviewed Conference Travel Grant from School of BEPP UNE (2012)
Peer Reviewed Conference Travel Grant from School of BEPP UNE (2011)
Peer Reviewed Conference Travel Grant from School of BEPP UNE (2010)
CBS Conference Travel Grant from Curtin University (2009)
The Best Paper Award in the CBS Doctoral Colloquium Curtin University (2008)
Curtin Business School Doctoral Scholarship (2006 - 2009)
The University of Newcastle Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2006 - 2009)
Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2006 - 2009)
The Excellent Performance Scholarship of Newcastle Graduate Business School (2005)

Previous teaching

The University of Newcastle (2014- 2017)

Coordination and teaching areas:
Business Finance
Financial Accounting 1
Financial Accounting 2
Accounting & Financial Management
Foundations of Business Analysis
University of New England (2013- 2016)
Coordination and teaching areas:
Introductory Finance
International Accounting

Auditing

University of New England (2009- 2013)
Coordination and teaching areas:
Introductory Finance
Corporate Finance
International Accounting
New York University Sydney Campus (2014)
Coordination and teaching area:
Foundations of Finance
Curtin University of Technology (2007-2008)
Teaching area:
Corporate Finance
The University of Newcastle (2004- 2005)
Teaching area:
Accounting & Financial Management

Professional Memberships

Member of CPA Australia
Member of American Finance Association
Member of Accounting and Finance Association of Australia and New Zealand
Senior member of International Economics Development Research Center

Key Achievements

UNE Vice-Chancellor Commendation in recognizing teaching excellence (2012)
The Best Paper Award in the CBS Doctoral Colloquium Curtin University (2008)
Curtin Business School Doctoral Scholarship (2006 - 2009)
The University of Newcastle Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2006 - 2009)
Endeavour International Postgraduate Research Scholarship (2006 - 2009)
The Excellent Performance Scholarship of Newcastle Graduate Business School (2005)
ABC News interview re the development of Chinese Economy (2005)
Australian Boston Consulting Group Competition awarded with certificate (2004)

 

Computer Software

Software programming highly skilled in programming and using SAS, E-view, SPSS, Stata, Excel etc.

Editor

Editorial board member for International Journal of Trade, Economics and Finance

Associate editor for Journal of Business and Policy Research

Research Supervision
Accreditation

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • Banking, Finance and Investment
  • Banking, Finance and Investment
  • Accounting, Auditing and Accountability

At the level of Principal Supervisor


Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Banking, Finance and Investment - Financial Econometrics
Cross-sectional and time-series models, treatment effect models, instrumental variables estimation, panel data models, cluster analysis, principal components, factor models etc.

Commerce, Management, Tourism And Services

Banking, Finance and Investment - Investment and Risk Management
Behavioural finance and impact investing etc.

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