Specialist Subjects: Finance
A qualified accountant with commercial experience of the public (local government) and private (insurance) sectors. Appointed to the Chair of Corporate Finance in 1999. Previously at the University of Bath, University of Glasgow and Massey University, New Zealand. Professor Adams' research interests are in the accounting, finance, economics and management aspects of insurance and risk. His work has appeared in several practitioner magazines and over 50 scholarly journals as well as national and international conference proceedings. Professor Adams is thrice joint-winner of the Shin Insurance/Geneva Association Research Excellence Award presented by the International Insurance Society in Singapore (2002), New York (2003), and Jordan (2009). Professor Adams heads the Accounting and Finance at the School of Business and Economics.
Head of Accounting and Finance Group, School of Business and Economics Research Committee - member; Business and Management Seminar Convenor; Business and Management Working Papers - Editor
Advisory Board Member, Centre for Risk and Insurance Studies (CRIS), University of Nottingham, UK (2004 - date)
Research Associate, Centre for Risk and Insurance Studies (CRIS), University of Nottingham, UK (2004 - date)
Research Associate, Chinese Accounting, Finance and Business Research Unit (CAFBRU), Cardiff University (2007- date)
Research Fellow, Chinese Center for Insurance and Social Security Research (CCISSR), Peking University, China (2004 - date)
Handelsbanken-Wallander Research Fellow in the Economic History of the Swedish Insurance Industry, Umeå University, Umeå, Sweden (2007 - date)
Panel Member, Investigations Committee, Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).
UK Academic Ambassador, International Insurance Society (IIS) (2009- date)
External Examiner, Accounting and Finance (undergraduate) University of Bristol (2008-11); Finance (undergraduate) City University Hong Kong, (2008-10); Finance (undergraduate) Leeds University Business School (2009-12).
Academic publications from 2008:
ABS 4*/3* Journals
BA (Hons), MSc (Wales), Phd (Massey, NZ), CPFA, ACMA
School of Business and Economics
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EBF322: European Financial Management and Reporting (Undergraduate)
EBF323: Financial Innovation and Risk Management (Undergraduate)
EBFM07: Financial Markets and Financial Institutions (MSc)
EBFM08: Risk Management and Derivatives (MSc)
EBFM13: Countemporary Finance Issues (MSc)