Professor Phil Holmes

Professor Phil Holmes

Profile

I joined Leeds University in January 2009 as a Professor of Financial Risk Management. I was previosuly a Lecturer, Senior Lecturer and Professor (since January 1998) at the University of Durham. Prior to my appointment to Durham (in 1989) I worked for almost six years at Newcastle Polytechnic (now University of Northumberland). Before going into academic life I worked as an economist in the Government Economic Service (assigned to DHSS) and also worked for the Inland Revenue .

I was Director of Student Education in the Accounting and Finance Division from my appointment in 2009 until September 2017. At Durham I undertook a number of senior adminsitration roles, including Head of Department of Economics and Finance, Head of Subject Group and Senior Chair of the Board of Examiners. I have been active in course development and enhancement throughout my academic career, playing a leading role in successfully establishing new programmes at both UG and masters levels. I also have experience of being a member of Subject Review teams, accreditation steering/working groups (AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA) and internal faculty and university review teams.

I have successfully supervised approximately 20 PhD students to completion and am currently supervising more. I have extensive experience of internal and external examining at PhD level and on taught programmes (both masters and undergraduate) at prestigious universities. I also have a wide range of experience of teaching finance on masters, undergraduate and professional programmes.

I was one of two founding editors of the Review of Behavioral Finance, co-organiser of the European Financial Management Association Behavioral Finance Symposium (Durham, 2006) and co-editor of a special issue of European Financial Management  (2008). I have presented papers at numerous conferences and acted as referee for many academic papers.I was a Visiting Professor at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, 2007 - 2014.

Student Feedback

  • 'Excellent teaching staff in both lectures and classes!'
  • 'Good professor'
  • 'Excellent module, teachers were of high quality'
  • 'The course lecturer and class tutor are exceptionally good'

Research interests

Current research interests:

  • Behavioural finance
  • Culture and financial markets
  • Corporate financial decisions
  • Financial Derivatives

Qualifications

  • PhD, Brunel University
  • MA in Public and Industrial Economics (with distinction), University of Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • BA Economics, First Class Honours, CNAA

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of the Institute for Learning and Teaching in Higher Education/Higher Education Academy (2003 – )

Student education

I have experience of teaching modules on Corporate Finance and Financial Derivatives.

Current postgraduate researchers