Dr Efthymia (Effie) Symitsi

Dr Efthymia (Effie) Symitsi


Effie is an Associate Professor of Accounting and Finance. Prior to joining the Leeds University Business School in September 2018, she was a Senior Research Associate on the TILOS Project at Norwich Business School (NBS). She was also an Associate Tutor at Norwich Business School and the School of Computing Sciences teaching Business Finance, International Financial Services, Corporate Financial Management, Critical Issues in Accounting and Business Finance Research, Applied Statistics and Mathematical Statistics. Effie gained valuable experience working in the banking sector at Agricultural Bank and Piraeus Bank in Greece.

Scholarships & Awards

  • University of East Anglia, Faculty of Social Sciences, Full Time Scholarship & Research Training Grant for Doctoral Studies
  • American Finance Association, Student Travel Grant
  • Athens University of Economics and Business, Departmental Scholarship for Academic Excellence in MSc Studies
  • Ministry of Education and Culture of Greece, Scholarship for Academic Excellence in BSc Studies

Research interests

Effie's research interests lie in the areas of Asset Pricing, Behavioural Finance, Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Portfolio Diversification, Online Information, Financial and Non-financial Disclosure, Blockchain and Cryptofinance.


  • PhD in Finance, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia, UK
  • MSc in Accounting and Finance, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece
  • BSc in Management Science and Technology, Athens University of Economics and Business, Greece

Professional memberships

  • American Finance Association
  • European Finance Association
  • Higher Education Academy, Associate Fellow

Student education


  • LUBS2205 Corporate Finance
  • LUBS2206 Corporate Financial Management


  • LUBS5011M Applied Finance

Research groups and institutes

  • Centre for Advanced Studies in Finance

Current postgraduate researchers