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 in Accounting and Finance.


  • 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)

Professional memberships

  • Member of Financial Management Association (FMA)

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 management accounting and corporate finance for both specialists and non-specialists, including Introductory Management Accounting (LUBS1245), Introduction to Management Accounting (LUBS1925), Accounting for Managers (LUBS1225), Foundations of Finance (LUBS1035), Introduction to Finance (LUBS1036), Corporate Finance (LUBS2205), Credit and Financial Analytics (LUBS2225), Introductory Accounting and Finance (LUBS0040). I am good at student engagement and building a friendly and supportive learning environment. I have been proactively developing and utilising innovative approaches to deliver teaching.