Professor in Finance
Director of Research
PhD Monash University 1994
MEc Australian National University 1986
BEc(Hons) Australian National University 1984
Fellow CPA Australia
Professor Robert Faff is currently Professor of Finance and Director of Research at the UQ Business School and a Visiting Professor at the University of Economic Studies, Bucharest. Professor Faff has a distinguished track record and international reputation in empirical finance research including: securing 13 prestigious Australian Research Council grants, in total exceeding $4million; more than 300 refereed journal publications across 75 different titles; career citations exceeding 9,600; and a h-index of 50 (Google Scholar). He has held Research Director positions spanning nearly 2-decades: RMIT (1996-2002); Monash (2002-2010); UQ Business School (since 2011). His particular passion is nurturing and developing the career trajectories of early career researchers; research training of PhD students and engagement in Eastern Europe. Building on a 35-year academic career, his latest passion is “Pitching Research”, now gaining great traction domestically and worldwide as exemplified by: (a) > 9,000 SSRN downloads; (b) > 160 pitching talks/events; (c) at 34 Australian universities; and (d) spanning 36 different countries. In addition, Robert is Editor-in-Chief of Pacific-Basin Finance Journal and was the former Editor of Accounting and Finance (2002-2011).
University of Queensland Business School,