Dr Julia Wanwan Zhu

Dr Julia Wanwan Zhu


I am a Lecturer in the Accounting and Finance Department at Leeds University Business School, where I also obtained my PhD degree. My research has been published in ABS 4* Journals and presented at various international conferences. I am currently the module leader of finance modules within the UG program, a core module of the Accounting and Finance BSc program. I also serve as the Academic Personal Tutor of Level One BSc Accounting and Finance students. 


  • Academic Personal Tutor of Level One BSc Accounting and Finance students
  • Access to Leeds Tutor

Research interests

My primary research areas are corporate finance and corporate governance. I am particularly interested in CEO succession, the influence of CEOs and top management teams on the financial performance of firms, corporate culture, and corporate social responsibility. My other research interests include the role of corporate governance of media, managerial incentives, earnings management.



  • PhD, Acccounting and Finance, University of Leeds, UK
  • Associate Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

Student education

I am currently the module leader of LUBS1035 Foundations of Finance and LUBS1036 Introduction to Finance. I have led and participated in a variety of modules in corporate finance and management accounting for both specialists and non-specialists. My previous teaching roles include the module leader of LUBS0040 Introductory Accounting and Finance, LUBS1245 Introductory Management Accounting, seminar leader of LUBS1925 Introduction to Management Accounting, LUBS1225 Accounting for Managers, LUBS2205 Corporate Finance, and LUBS2225 Credit and Financial Analytics.