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Centre for Digital Finance

Our people

Learn about our academic experts, from their research interests to their contact details.

Dr Ahmad Maaitah

Lecturer in Finance and FinTech

Research interests

  • Forecasting in Financial Markets
  • FinTech
  • Cryptocurrency and Smart contract

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Dr Alex Zarifis BSc, MSc, PhD, FHEA

Lecturer in Information Systems

Research interests

  • Information Systems
  • Financial Technology
  • Fintech

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Mr Alexander Culley BSc (Hons), BA (Hons), LLM

Research interests

  • Corporate governance
  • Financial laws and regulations
  • Financial markets
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Professor Enrico Gerding

Professor

Research interests

  • artificial intelligence
  • autonomous agents and multi-agent systems
  • algorithmics game theory

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Mr Faisal Alfhaili

Research interests

  • Fintech
  • Financial Development
  • Financial Inclusion
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Professor Frank McGroarty

Chair in Computational Finance & FinTech

Research interests

  • Empirical Market Microstructure
  • Computational Finance
  • Systematic Mispricing

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Dr Gabriele Lepori

Lecturer in Finance

Research interests

  • Behavioural finance
  • Financial markets
  • Macroeconomic shocks

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Dr Hector Calvo-Pardo

Reader

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Dr Jason Zhang BSc, MSc(Distinction), DPhil, AFHEA

Lecturer B

Research interests

  • Blockholders
  • Behavioural Finance and Market Efficiency
  • Cryptocurrency

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Emeritus Professor Johnnie Johnson

Research interests

  • Risk taking behaviour
  • Use of information in betting markets
  • Decision-making under uncertainty

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