Hafiz is an Associate Professor in the Accounting and Finance department in the School of Management. He is the Director of the Hawkes Centre for Empirical Finance. He has a PhD from Bayes (formerly Cass) Business School. Hafiz has an extensive publication record with over 20 publications in 4* and 3* ABS listed journals along with over 900 citations. Hafiz’s research interest includes corporate finance, corporate boards, director’s network, bank regulations, credit default swaps, green innovation and climate change and finance, and ESG. He has attracted grant incomes of over £100,000 in the last ten years. Hafiz has supervised 8 Phd students to completion and welcoming interesting Phd applications.